|No time was wasted! The Characters In Flight tethered balloon has been deflated and shipped back to Aerophile's headquarters in France following the failure of a similar balloon at Ocean Park theme park in Hong Kong last Thursday.|
|They are keeping an Attendant on duty at CIF so there is an intent to keep passersby informed. They wouldn't do that if they were closing for good but he told me that they don't know yet when the ride will reopen.|
Update: According to Jason Garcia at the Orlando Sentinel, the balloon was scheduled to be replaced this November anyway so the ride will not reopen until they can get that balloon here. Article.