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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Great! Just wonderful. Hope I can see that at my October WDW vacation
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    We can fly! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    awesome! but i have to admit, im not a big fan of the color scheme
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Very cool video (I like how you see it in the distance first, it kinda adds som suspence!). It seems pretty big.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Very cool!!!
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    pretty cool, I wish they could like change colors on it at night!! I like the idea of putting disney characters on it, and they should do something light up-y and more magical with it!
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see in person!
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    I was at DTD today, but the balloon was still on the ground. Weather may have played a factor since we had a rainstorm about that time with lighting. Not acceptable weather for going up.
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    Keep us posted Mini as to when this is operational.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    I was soooo excited today when I was stopped at the light on Buena Vista Drive. It appeared that the balloon was in the air. Unfortunately my camera wasn't handy and the light changed. If in deed it was in flight earlier, by the time I got there, about 20 minutes later, it was tethered and definitely on the ground. They are still working on the railings and such, so I'm pretty safe in assuming that it hadn't even been in the air for a test flight when I first saw it. I'll post the pictures I took of the signage and the other side of the balloon with Dumbo.





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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    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??

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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    Just watched a video on youtube of the balloon landing, I would send link but I don't know how, anyway, it wasn't a smooth landing, I'm not sure about this... but of course its in the testing phase.
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    Re: Aerophile balloon at DTD

    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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