Downtown Disney Balloon Grounded After Hong Kong Accident
A familiar sight is missing from the skies above Downtown Disney. The Characters in Flight balloon currently is not operating after an incident with a similar balloon in another park across the ocean.
Late last week, a balloon in a park based in Hong Kong plummeted 60 yards to the ground due to a leak. It's reported five people sustained injuries, though none were serious.
Following the accident, similar balloons in Downtown Disney and Disneyland Paris were pulled for inspection. A Disney spokesperson reportedly has confirmed the company who owns and runs the balloon ride, Aerophile, has "suspended operations until further notice."