Downtown Disney® Area
Downtown Disney® West Side
Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Float high in the sky in a hand-painted helium balloon, covered with classic flying Disney characters. As you approach the ride, 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 a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Downtown Disney area at Walt Disney World Resort. Soar high above the white peaked tents of the Cirque du Soleil Theater and get an all-new view of the theme parks and Resort hotels off in the distance—can you make out the Epcot ball?
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!
Check in for all necessary information, including Guest restrictions and wheelchair accessibility.
Get ready for the largest expansion in Downtown Disney history as the area transforms into Disney Springs!
At the present time, due to ongoing construction and limited parking availability, we highly recommend all Disney Resort hotel Guests take advantage of complimentary transportation options.
For Guests arriving in their own vehicles, please follow the signs to available parking—which may be located across the street from the Downtown Disney area. We suggest arriving at least 60 minutes in advance of all reservations and planned activities.