Big, Bright Beautiful Balloons At Walt Disney World

Disney Parks have been selling helium filled balloons since 1955, and they've become a time tested fan favorite souvenir for Walt Disney World guests of all ages. While these bright and beautiful souvenirs are always popular, there are just a couple of things to remember when considering a purchase.

Big, Bright Beautiful Balloons At Walt Disney WorldBig, Bright Beautiful Balloons At Walt Disney World

Balloons for purchase can be found at both the Magic Kingdom on Main Street U.S.A., and at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Hollywood Boulevard. Friendly balloon vendors stroll these streets with bouquets of their colorful wares. If you're not prepared for it, the cost of a Disney balloons can be a bit staggering. The princess and silver mylar balloons are $10. The Frozen and Glasshouse (double colored ones) are $12, and the Light up Glasshouse Balloons are $15. In addition, balloon bouquets can also be delivered straight to your room by Disney Floral and Gifts.

Balloon Girl on Main Street U.S.A.Balloon Girl on Main Street U.S.A.

When I was a little girl, I thought selling balloons at Disney World might be the best job in the world. My 10 year old self was convinced that they were purveyors of happiness. It takes skill and technique to wrangle all of those balloons through the crowds and wind. Have you ever wonder how those classic Mickey balloons get filled? Check out this video from Disney Parks Blog...

Tips for Souvenir Disney Balloons

  • Unless you have a stroller or ECV to tie the Balloon to, they can be a cumbersome purchase when bought early in the day. Consider buying your balloons on the way out of the parks.
  • If you're staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, balloons are not allowed in the rooms. You will need to check your balloons with the Bell Desk for the safety of the animals.
  • If you are flying, consider gifting your balloon to a child on the last day of your vacation. It's always fun to share the magic.
  • Be sure to get a receipt for the balloon. If you lose it or it pops a balloon while you are in the Park, just bring the receipt to any vendor and they will give you a new one.

Are you a fan of these classic Disney Souvenirs? Leave a comment and share your best balloon story!

Marina wrote on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 20:38:

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Hey! That balloon vender is me!

The prices are slightly off!
The princess and silver mylar balloons are $10.
The Frozen and Glasshouse (double colored ones) are $12.
The Light up Glasshouse are $15.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:48:

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Hi Marina!!! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello, and thanks for the price update. You take a fantastic picture strutting your stuff before the parade, it made my day.

Dan wrote on Tue, 05/31/2016 - 17:12:

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Can you purchase the glasshouse balloons anywhere other than in the park? We couldn't take our on the plane home so I'm hoping to pick up another for my kids as a reminder of the great time we had at Disney World.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:31:

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That's a great question Dan and I'm afraid that I don't know the answer. I would check with your local party stores to see what they have available.

Matthew wrote on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 14:35:

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Hi, message for Dan. Might be a bit late now, but you can get these balloons away from WDW. Most balloon shops will stock the necessary balloons. If they know how to fill 'glasshouse balloons' (which are not easy to do) they can make these up for with with Qualatex Mouseheads and a 24" Qualatex Bubble. The only difference is that they won't have the Walt Disney World imprint which is only available within WDW, but you can get the mouse head balloons with a Mickey Face printed on them. I have made a bunch of these up at home for my approaching WDW holiday to get us in the mood. Quite tricky got do, but once you know how.... I hope you get back to WDW before too long.

Lenore wrote on Sat, 03/24/2018 - 16:07:

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How can i get the light up balloons delivered to the disney caribbean resort florida? I tried disney floral and gifts and they dont deliver the light up ones.

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 14:31:

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Hi Lenore,

Here are a couple of places that may be able to help you.

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