The Characters In Flight tethered balloon ride at Downtown Disney West Side has at least temporarily ceased operations following an incident this past Thursday at a theme park in Hong Kong. There, a similar operation apparently had a mishap in which the balloon sprang a leak and quickly lost altitude, injuring 4 passengers on board and another on the ground. Operations in Florida have been indefinitely suspended. In fact, CIF is supposedly no longer even listed on the WDW website!
We have this story from Hong Kong's daily newspaper, The Standard.
You may recall that at the time PI clubs were being shuttered, CIF was touted by Disney officials as one of the bold and new additions to DTD although it was not on the Island and was coming anyway regardless of the clubs.