Don’t shoot the messenger… My opinion is just that… OPINION!
Just found this on the web, and wanted everyone to see it.
This was rumored back @ 4 months ago, but no solid proof. Well, here is the proof. This comes direct from the Aerophile website.
We are proud to announce you that a new tethered balloon for WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT, lifts off next spring.
Downtown Disney® in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will get its own iconic attraction, in the form of a giant tethered balloon that will take guests 300 feet into the air to view the vistas of Walt Disney World® Resort starting next spring.
The balloon will give visitors keen for thrills the chance to ascend to the skies above Downtown Disney® for a six-minute trip, by day or night. It will give up to 30 guests at a time an unparalleled, 360-degree view of up to 10 miles.
The balloon is the newest and largest of the company’s Aero30 model, with a volume of 210,000 cubic feet, a 72-foot diameter, a circumference of 240 feet, and a height of 105 feet. It has a quick 8 points mooring system and a landing platform on the lake designed especially for Downtown Disney®.
With our operation in Disneyland Resort Paris since April 2005 and two systems currently in operation in California (at Great Park in Irvine, and at Wild Animal Park in San Diego), this balloon will be our 2nd operation with Disney and 3rd in the US.
We will be very glad to wellcome you at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., from November 18 to 21 at booth 3033.
While I think this might be nice, there is also a real question… Who brainstormed this? From Downtown Disney what is a person really going to see, and in 6 minutes? In Disney it takes an hour in most cases to get on a ride. 30 people??? Well, I forsee a lot of people fighting to see the same thing.
Can you picture it? Look over there, there is a thing in the woods. Where? Where? Thump, Ooomph, Splat. I don’t see anything. Better call an ambulance, as I think I just accidentally knocked someone out.
Where do they come up with these things? How much is this venture going to cost?
I think that Downtown Disney was left better with the clubs, and such. Maybe they needed to do some work on the area, and clean up some of the policies, but in general the area was great. (Barring the few drunks that is.)