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[1 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Characters In Flight Balloon Closes for Inspection in Downtown Disney

This weekend, a familiar sight from Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney disappeared, as the Characters in Flight hot air balloon closed for inspections. The closure comes after a similar balloon in Hong Kong suffered an accident last Thursday.
Paris-based company Aerophile, which operates the attraction, made the decision to remove the hot air balloon until further notice. A similar attraction in Disneyland Paris, also owned by Aerophile, has closed as well.
The accident in Hong Kong occurred after the hot air balloon sprung a leak. The balloon plunged to the ground from …