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Caption This: Disney Characters Take Flight at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Back in 1988, two hot air balloons named Ear Force One (Mickey) and Zippity Doo Duck (Donald) took flight here at Walt Disney World Resort.


This photo just begs for a caption. They look pretty excited for their journey. What’s on their minds? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the comments section below.


  • I love the Tiki Room “Talking Tikis” on the poles. This was my first childhood experience in 1969 of real, moving/singing totem poles. I was mesmerized. Thank for you planting this sweet memory Disney !

  • Choosing to go to DCA or Disneyland first makes me feel light-headed.

  • No, I don’t have a swelled head. Why do you ask?

  • It’s a small world after all!

  • “Hey, Donald! Let’s go to Disney World!”
    “Oh Mickey, you silly Mouse! We’re already there!

  • Is this high enough to forever let us hold our banners?

    • 🙂

  • Donald: “Mickey all that the light touches is yours”

    Mickey: “Oh boy!, Lets get a higher look!”

  • Mickey being the “Leader of the Club” and Donald being Disney’s “Gable in the Stable” has led to a battle of inflated egos.

  • Walt warned us that starring in our own movies might give us swelled heads!

  • Mickey: I guess you really are full of hot air, eh, Donald? Ha-ha.

    Donald (sarcastically): Ha-ha. Very funny, Mickey. Very funny.

  • Jennifer, Do these balloons still exist?

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