Characters in Flight Tethered gas balloon, operated by Aerophile and decorated with Disney characters, located at Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort, in which guests can ascend 400 feet for a view of up to 10 miles. It made its first flights in April 2009. The balloon experience was renamed Aerophile—The World Leader in Balloon Flight in 2017. A similar balloon has been featured at Disneyland Resort Paris since 2005. Both attractions closed in June 2012 following an accident at a similar balloon attraction in Hong Kong.