The Characters In Flight Balloon is 72 feet in diameter and is the world's largest tethered gas filled ballon.
It was built by Aérophile S.A, headquartered in Paris, France. It was made to be similar to an attraction created for Disneyland Paris.
Weather permitting, guests can board the balloon in Downtown Disney from 9 a.m. to midnight each day, for an 8 to 10 minute excursion to 400 feet in the air.
The balloon itself, called the Aéro30, is attached to a gondola that is 19 feet in diameter and holds up to 29 Guests and the pilot at a time. On a clear day the passsengers can see up to 10 miles away with a 360 degree view.
•$16 Adult (tax included) - Guests ages 10 and up
•$10 Children (tax included) - Guests ages 3 - 9
•Guests under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
•Gondola is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Guests must transfer from an Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV).
See and Be Seen
The Characters In Flight balloon has a circumference of 240 feet, and a height of 105 feet, making it easy to spot from Epcot as we did in the earlier photos.
For those that are not afraid of heights this would be a great addition to your Disney World vacation, and a chance to see Disney World from a whole new perspective.