• On Apr 1, 2021
    Antonio from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how do i deflate balloons for travel

    Hi there, Antonio!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question - I'm happy to help!

    There's no more recognizable souvenir from a visit to Walt Disney World Resort than a brightly colored Mickey head balloon. These "balloons within a balloon", also known as "Glasshouse" balloons, are one of the first things you'll see as you stroll down Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park. I always love being in the park at the start of the day as Cast Members make their way down the street with large bunches of balloons floating above them - ready to spread a little magic to Guests! 

    When my girls were little, we used to purchase a balloon and tie it to the stroller to make it easy to spot in Stroller Parking when we'd come back from enjoying a fun attraction or show. Now, a colorful balloon makes a perfect prop for their Instagram photos - it's all about the 'gram for my girls now! Since we typically travel by plane to Orlando, the issue comes when it's time to head home. We'd hate to just abandon our fun souvenir, since the balloons typically last up to two weeks (and longer)! The good news is, there's a way to take the magic home with you.

    If you are flying out of Orlando International Airport (MCO), there is a Disney Store located in the airport terminal. Before you go through security, simply stop by the Magic of Disney Store in the East Hall of the Main Terminal. (Note: There are two Magic of Disney Stores in the airport, but at this time, one is temporarily closed.) The Cast Members there should be able to deflate your balloon for you before you board your flight. Any party store should be able to help re-inflate your Mickey head balloon for you once you return home. 

    Mickey Mouse "Glasshouse" balloons are exclusively sold at Disney theme parks (excluding Animal Kingdom Park, as they could be dangerous to the animals). From time to time, you can also find them at Disney Springs!

    I hope this helps answer your question! Please come back and visit us here at planDisney!

    Up, up and away!
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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