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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Characters takes Flight!!!! in the News & Rumors forums; Allears.net has some great photos from the new Characters in Flight balloon at DTD. It's maiden voyage for guests was this morning. Great Pictures!! Can't wait to ride it myself!...
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    Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Allears.net has some great photos from the new Characters in Flight balloon at DTD. It's maiden voyage for guests was this morning.

    Great Pictures!! Can't wait to ride it myself!
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Looks really cool. I'm sure you can get some unbelievable pictures. Being a pilot and someone who works in the aviation business I love anything that fly's but I'm not sure if this is for me. Now I'm sure Disney did all the research and testing on this to ensure safety. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I'm just too overly cautious.
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Jack Spence's blog on AllEars.net has great photos from his trip.

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    i can't wait to go on this in the summer
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    I will think about it. Heights are not my fave but this seems pretty cool, so the view of Disney might win over the fear of heights.

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    That looks amazing, a great addition to that area
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Last week when we were in DTD, I noticed that they were taking certain CM's up for a test flight. The looks of excitement on their faces was priceless!!!
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    i cant wait till i go on it this summer. it sounds really awesome

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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    I got some pictures of it recently, although not in the air:
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    When I drove by on I-4 on Easter Sunday I could see it in the air from the highway. Cool!
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Anyone know someone that has gotten to ride yet?

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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    They were letting anyone ride when I was there! It looked amazing! I could see it from my hotel(not on property!) I was unable to ride though because we unfortunately were on a schedule we had to stick to. I'll be moving up June 27th though to the Orlando area, so I will get my chance then!
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    it was running when i was there last weekend. hubby and i were in line to buy tickets
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    and i chickened out I dont fly and heights ...well...you get the picture.

    but good thing we didnt, because when the balloon got up there the wind started whipping it around, i would have been terrified
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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    Every time I went the week of May 24 - May 31, it was not flying due to inclement weather, so, I was not able to try it out. I did finally see it up in the air after the D23 event on May 31, but, it was too late for us to head over there and ride it. Hopefully, it will still be there next time I go.

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    Re: Characters takes Flight!!!!

    I plan on doing this when I go In November assuming the weather cooperates. This looks like such a great opportunity. If I could I would love to take a helicopter tour over WDW someday. For now I'll dish out the 16 bucks to do this.
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