Exciting news for those of you that, like me, wish that Characters in Flight was open at Downtown Disney! Word is out that they are working on the attraction, have installed a new balloon, and are currently in testing! No word on when it will open, but I am excited to know that it will be reopening again in the future! I was going to ride it when we were down in June, but it was closed that day, and then it was closed because of the accident in Hong Kong, so there was no way of knowing if it would open up again.
I heard about this from my friend Denny, who saw it over at WDWMagic. You can check out their article there. While you are waiting for the attraction to open again, take a look at some of the pictures my wife took when she rode the balloon in 2010! Enjoy!