It’s long been an icon of Disney Springs (Formerly Downtown Disney), and Disney announced today the Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon has gotten a completely new look.
Apparently the ballon gets renovated every 4 years, and Matthieu Gobbi, General Manager for Aerophile (the group responsible for operating the balloon), shed some light on the update; stating “the new balloon envelope was inspired by the springs and the element of water – it’s very coherent, as the balloon floats in the air, then lands on the water of Lake Buena Vista.”
The experience of taking a flight up to 400 feet in the air remains unchanged. Adult pricing is $20 per person and children (ages 3-8) are $15 each. Tip: visit before 10:00 a.m. and tickets are only $10 per person, regardless of age. The location opens daily at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting, and wait times are typically shorter earlier in the day.
Gone are the Disney Characters that we all knew and loved, and in is the new “look” of Disney Springs. What do you think of the balloon’s new look?
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