Mom And Son Safari
  • On Sep 20, 2009
    Linda from OH 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.

    We have a WDW trip planned for Sept 09 and our flight recently was changed for our last day. We are now planning our last day for Downtown Disney. You had suggested to someone else about Hot air balloon ride. Can you give any more info?

    Hi Linda,

    I believe you are referring to Characters in Flight,  a new hot air balloon experience located at Downtown Disney. This wonderful addition to Downtown Disney is a fabulous way to get a birds-eye view of the entire Disney area. I went on the balloon during my family's most recent trip, and was able to see parts of all four of the theme parks.  My kids absolutely loved the ride, and can't wait to try it again!

    The operation of the Characters in Flight hot air balloon attraction are:
    10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
    10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday - Saturday

    It's important to note that Characters in Flight is very dependent on appropriate weather conditions, and on windy days, operation can be curtailed or suspended.  I recommend going as early as possible during the day for the shortest wait times and best chance of flying!

    Have a wonderful flight!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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