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Characters in Flight...Operated by Aerophile

Hot-air balloon floating in the sky at dusk

Disney Springs

West Side

Age Interest

All Ages


Adult USD $18.00 More Information
Child USD $12.00 More Information

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  • Must Transfer to Wheelchair

Guest Policies

  • Expectant mothers should not ride.

Ascend 400 feet in the air as you hover over Disney Springs in the world’s largest tethered helium balloon.

Tethered hot-air balloon floats over Downtown Disney area at night

Fun and Fancy Free Flight

Float high in the sky in a hand-painted helium balloon, covered with classic flying Disney characters. As you approach prior to coming aboard, see who you can spot—from Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Dumbo, Buzz Lightyear and more!

Then, for 8-to-10 minutes, experience breathtaking, 360-degree views of Disney Springs and other iconic areas of Walt Disney World Resort. As you soar high above the white peaked tents of the Cirque du Soleil Theater, be sure to look around! Can you make out Spaceship Earth—the world-famous, spherical landmark of Epcot—in the distance?

About the Balloon
Custom-built for Disney by Paris-headquartered company Aérophile S.A., the Aéro30 illuminates to showcase the silhouettes of its beloved Disney characters and is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The balloon’s 19-foot-diameter basket holds up to 29 people plus one Aérophile-certified pilot per “flight.” Guests on board will be treated to stunning vistas up to 10 miles away!

Hot-air balloon floating in the sky at dusk

Know Before You Go

Tickets can be purchased at the attraction location on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition:

  • Maximum capacity is affected by wind speeds. The balloon will not fly if winds exceed 22 mph or if there is a storm. Please note that the balloon is tethered and will not travel beyond 400 feet at any time.
  • Bags, food and drink, smoking and strollers are not permitted.
  • Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair to experience this attraction.
  • Guests over 9 years of age are permitted to ride by themselves. However, children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • This attraction is not recommended for those prone to motion sickness, vertigo, heart problems or any other condition that may be aggravated by flight.

The Disney Springs Marketplace Causeway illuminated at night

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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