Disney World balloons are an integral part of the magical experience at the parks, enchanting visitors with their vibrant colors and whimsical designs. I
In this complete guide, we will explore the various aspects of Disney World balloons, from their mesmerizing appeal to the pricing options and replacement warranty, ensuring you have all the information you need to make your visit truly unforgettable.
- What are Disney World Balloons?
- What kind of balloons can you get at Disney World?
- How long do Disney Balloons Last?
- Where can you buy balloons at Disney World?
- How much do Disney World balloons costs?
- What happens if a Disney balloon pops or deflates?
- What happens if my balloon floats away at Disney World?
- Can you go on rides with Disney World balloons?
- Can you bring Disney balloons on airplanes?
- Are Disney World Balloons worth it?
What are Disney World Balloons?
Disney World balloons serve as floating beacons of happiness, adorning the parks and captivating the imagination of onlookers. These vibrant orbs of joy come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, instantly transforming the atmosphere into a whimsical wonderland. From classic Mickey Mouse-shaped balloons to those featuring beloved Disney characters, the options are as diverse as the dreams they inspire.
What kind of balloons can you get at Disney World?
There are two types of balloons available at Walt Disney World.
- Mickey Balloon = Mickey ear shaped colored balloon inside of a large clear balloon
- Character Balloon = a foil balloon with a character print on both sides
The Mickey Balloon also comes in a light-up version.
How long do Disney Balloons Last?
How long a Disney Balloon will last depends entirely on the type of balloon that you purchased.
The round, foil Character Balloons will last around 2 weeks while the clear Mickey Ear balloons will last anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks.
If longevity is the goal, then you’ll get a better bang for your buck with the Mickey balloon since it can last up to three weeks longer than the character balloon.
Where can you buy balloons at Disney World?
You can buy a Disney balloon at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Disney Springs.
You cannot purchase balloons at Anima Kingdom because it’s a potential safety hazard for the wildlife in the park.
Balloons are sold at a bus of small stores and stalls at the 3 parks or by a Balloon Cast Member that is walking around with a massive, photogenic cluster of Mickey and Disney character balloons. But if you’re looking for some light-up balloon options, you’ll have to wait until its dark out.
Your best bet to find balloon Cast Members is on Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom, near Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios, and in the Town Center of Disney Springs.
How much do Disney World balloons costs?
Here’s who much balloons cost at Disney World:
- Mickey Balloon = $15
- Light-Up Mickey Balloon = $18
- Character Balloon = $14
Just be warned that these balloon prices can change at any time so don’t be shocked if you end up paying a little more or less during your visit.
What happens if a Disney balloon pops or deflates?
If you Disney balloon pops, deflates, or has any defects, you can can bring it to any balloon vending Cast Member and they will happily replace your balloon with a brand new one, free of charge.
And if you can’t happen to find a balloon Cast Member, you can even bring them into Guest Relations or any Guest Experience are for a free balloon voucher.
What happens if my balloon floats away at Disney World?
Although there is no official warranty for balloons that have floated away, you can normally bring your original receipt to a balloon Cast Member and they will most likely give you a replacement balloon.
This of course is at the Cast Member’s discretion.
Generally, you should have zero issues getting it replaced.
Can you go on rides with Disney World balloons?
No, you can not go on rides with balloons at Disney World because they pose a serious safety issue.
You do have two options when it comes to storing your balloon before getting on a ride:
- Bring the balloons with you in line and hadn’t them to a Cast Member who will hold onto it until you get off the ride
- Keep it tied on your stroller in the stroller parking areas (just watch out for thieves!)
If your balloon gets stolen (which is highly unlikely), you can tell a balloon vending Cast Member or visit Guest Relations and they’ll gladly replace it for you free of charge.
Can you bring Disney balloons on airplanes?
Yes and no.
In order to bring a balloon with you on an airplane, it will first need to be deflated.
You can do this yourself or you can stop by the Magic of Disney Store at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and they will gladly deflate your balloon for you without damaging or puncturing it. You can then safely store it in your bag before you board the plane.
And once you get to your final destination, you can then re-inflate it with zero issues.
Are Disney World Balloons worth it?
That is 100% up to you. Yes they do last quite a while and you’ll probably get some great pictures with them, but $15 isn’t necessarily cheap.
Hope this Disney World balloon guide has answered all of your questions. Thanks for reading and have a great trip!