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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Aerophile balloon at DTD in the News & Rumors forums; Originally Posted by BusDriver Just watched several of those videos. I would love to ride that once it is open, but judging from the landing video, I would want to ...
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Quote Originally Posted by BusDriver View Post
    Just watched several of those videos. I would love to ride that once it is open, but judging from the landing video, I would want to do it on a day with no wind.

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

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    I was there also on the 31st. It was up earlier in the day when sun was out but I couldn't see if anyone was on it. But why was the opening soon sign up?? Is it in test mode only??
    Since the railings to the balloon are still being worked on, it has to still be in testing.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Can anyone tell how it works? I assume that it is tied down?
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    It is tied down, or tethered. There are several cool videos on youtube of it and one shows it being set up and filled with helium, according to the video description.

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    I'll be in DTD tomorrow. I'll get some photos and some information to let you all know the latest.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    When is it going to be officially up and running, or do we not know yet?



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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    According to a report on Allears.net, they hope to have everything up and running in the next week. Of course, the weather will play a big role in that.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

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    awesome! but i have to admit, im not a big fan of the color scheme
    I agree-they could have come up with something better than that.

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    I can't wait to ride this when i go to WDW in the summer! i've always wanted to ride on a hot air balloon.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    It looks really cool - I can't wait to ride it when I'm down there next month. Hopefull everything will work out smoothly and it will be up and running.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    We stopped by today, and although earlier this week they had been reporting it would open April 10, today they said not until next week. I am bummed--we leave Friday afternoon!!

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Here is a photo of the balloon in flight. They are still in the testing mode per Sherry / LookingGlass. This was taken today, April 9.

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