Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 2, 2009
    Jennifer from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    A friend just returned from WDW and mentioned a hot air balloon ride at downtown disney. is this accurate? sounds like a lot of fun! thanks!!!

    Your friend must have experienced Characters in Flight, the new hot air balloon experience located at Downtown Disney. This is great way to get a view of the entire Disney area. I went on the balloon last month and was able to see parts of all four of the theme parks.

    The operation of the Characters in Flight hot air balloon attraction at Downtown Disney are:

    10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
    10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday - Saturday

    Characters in Flight is very dependent on appropriate weather conditions, so at times of moderate to high winds, the hours may be curtailed or suspended.

    I hope you get a chance to try it!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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