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Two very small press releases were just made available by Walt Disney World regarding the “Characters in Flight” balloon and the “Paradiso 37″ restaurant at Downtown Disney: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The fun soars to new heights at Downtown Disney West Side with an iconic new tethered balloon that takes guests on ascents of up to 400 feet above the waterfront. Guests board a gondola beneath the 105-foot-high balloon from a landing platform on Village Lake at the end of the main promenade at Downtown Disney West Side. Riders can catch flights seven days a week. Hours Sunday-Thursday are 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. while ascents Friday-Saturday are 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Tickets ($16 for ages 10-up and $10 for ages 3-9) can [...]
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber took a short trip to the Walt Disney World Resort this morning and has a few photos to share: The Characters in Flight balloon at Downtown Disney looks ready to take off any minute now The Virgin Megastore is almost gone, rumors suggest that this may become an AMC-Imax location Work continues on “Paradiso 37″, not much progress on the exterior in the last few days The finishing touches are being applied to the entrance of the Bay Lake Tower wing of Disney’s Contemporary Resort
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber has provided us with the following video featuring the on-going construction of the “Paradiso 37″ restaurant on a rather empty Pleasure Island, currently scheduled to open Spring 2009 (The video is available in high definition by clicking the HD button on the bottom of the video window):
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber has provided us with the following video featuring the Characters in Flight balloon still in its testing phase on Downtown Disney’s West Side (The video is available in high definition by clicking the HD button on the bottom of the video window):
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber spent the early part of April Fool’s Day 2009 at the Downtown Disney District to provide us with an update on some of the area’s latest offerings. Here is the joke free report: The “Characters in Flight” balloon operated by Aerophile will now open around April 10th
UP, UP AND AWAY — Guests will get a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort as they soar to new heights in a whimsical attraction that recently opened at Downtown Disney. Characters in Flight, operated by Aerophile, is a giant tethered balloon that ascends some 300 feet into the sky every 10 minutes (depending on weather). Riders can catch the flight daily for $16 ($10 for ages 3-9). If you look really closely at this press picture, on the bridge you will find a man in a black shirt. That man is actually WDWNT Reporter Matt Paul. Just thought that was an interesting note….
Even though the Tren-D store opened its doors in the Downtown Disney Marketplace a few days ago, there will be an official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the store on April 9th: Event: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Tren-D, Disney’s stylish new boutique store! Event Date: Thursday, April 9 Event Time: 10:00am Event Location: Downtown Disney® Marketplace, near Disney’s Pin Traders and Once Upon a Toy A stylish boutique with designer flair and eclectic offerings becomes a premier shopping spot at Downtown Disney Marketplace with the March opening of TrenD. The urban-inspired Walt Disney World® Resort specialty store is a one-of-a-kind, hip destination for fashion-conscious shoppers seeking trendy apparel and novel accessories. “This unique environment, filled with textured fabrics, silhouettes, [...]
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber has us a few photos from the West Side of Downtown Disney featuring construction of the latest attraction coming to the Walt Disney World Resort, a tethered balloon ride: The attraction is operated by Aerophile, but is still called ”Characters in Flight The short flight aboard the balloon will cost $16.00 for an adult, and $10.00 for children
WDWNT Reporter Jose Eber visited the Downtown Disney Marketplace last night and has plenty of great photos to share from his trip. Let’s take a look: The new stage area at the Marketplace has proven quite popular with guests I saw this show when I visited in January, it has proven to be extremely popular whenever it runs. The sign for the newest store at Downtown Disney, Tren-D. The store just opened on Thursday. One of the window displays at Tren-D Another window display A third display A quick look at the interior of Tren-D which sells only women’s fashions Another look at the sign
Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel’s Theme Park Rangers blog was able to get an exclusive look inside the soon-to-open Tren-D store in the Downtown Disney Marketplace area. His report and pictures can be seen at this link. As shown in the concept art we provided a few days ago, the store has a very contemporary/hip flare featuring recognizeable Disney character accents. The store opens to the public on March 19th, 2009. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as we get more information on the latest Downtown Disney shopping experience.