The Characters in Flight balloon ride has opened at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney.

Characters in Flight is a tethered hot air balloon that gives guests a bird's eye view of Walt Disney World from around 400 feet. Around 30 guests can ride at a time, with rides costing $16 for adults and $10 for children (aged 3-9).

The ride's opening period has been a stuttering one, with windy conditions limiting both its operating periods and the number of people who can ride at a time. There have been several reports of disappointed customers who were unable to get on board despite a lengthy wait. TPT recommends checking the weather forecast before planning a day around a flight on the balloon.

Characters in Flight is part of a series of updates to the Downtown Disney area. This follows criticism that the closure of the "Pleasure Island" clubs has reduced its appeal.

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