4 Best Disney Helicopter Tours and Helicopter Rides Orlando

If you are looking for a unique way to experience Walt Disney World or Orlando you may want to consider booking an Orlando helicopter tour! These tours are a fun way to get a birds eye view of all the famous theme parks in Orlando.

From the comfort of the sky you can see Seaworld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, Disney World, Disney Resorts, New Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and all sorts of other famous attractions in Orlando, Florida!

Disney helicopter rides

When checking out helicopter tour companies in Orlando you will want to make sure that they follow strict safety measures and that they have stellar reviews. Things you will need to keep in mind are:

  1. What do you want to see? Make sure the itinerary fits your desires.
  2. How many people in your family want to go on a tour? Many Orlando helicopters are small and will only seat 3 people plus the pilot. Your whole family may not be able to be on the same tour.
  3. Where does the helicopter depart from? Make sure you choose a convenient location for your tour and that you arrive early.
  4. You need to be aware of the cancellation policy – both for you and for the company. For example, if anyone in your party show signs of intoxication your flight WILL be cancelled. If you need to cancel find out if you will receive a full refund or partial refund prior to booking your trip.
  5. Be aware of service fees and any hidden charges. Most tours have the ability for quick, easy purchase with prices upfront.

4 Best Disney Helicopter Rides Orlando

There are a number of tour options available for you to consider when it comes to tour flights in Orlando.

1. Private Helicopter Tour over Orlando’s Theme Parks

These helicopter tours last from 8-25 minutes depending upon which tour you choose. You will see Universal Studios, Lake Toho, SeaWorld, and Disney World on your tour!

Your skilled tour operator will also give you some history about the area and how it was developed. You are guaranteed a window seat on the helicopter during this amazing tour!

Price: Starts at $65

Departure Point: 4010 4th St, Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA

Additional Info: Minimum of two people required for booking, helicopter seats 4 (including the pilot). Infants can sit on a lap.

Weight restrictions: One person CANNOT exceed 300lbs (136kg/21.4st) and the total weight for 3 people is 600lbs (272kg/42.8st). All passengers must be willing to be weighed for safety.

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photo credit Alexis Lariscy

2. Disney Spectacular Tour

This is a fun 7-9 minute helicopter flight that specifically flies over Disney! You will see all the theme parks in the Walt Disney World Resort including the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You will also fly over Disney’s two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. These are air conditioned helicopters so you are guaranteed to be comfortable on your Orlando tour!

Price: $65

Departure Point: Orlando – Next to Premium Outlets

Additional Information: Two adult fare minimum purchase.

Weight Limit: 300 lbs per passenger, max. combined total of 800 lbs for 4 passengers

3. Helicopter Night Tour Over Orlando’s Theme Parks

Check out these unique night time tours in Orlando that allows you to see Florida from a different point of view. From the website:

“See magical Orlando from a helicopter! You can have a bird’s eye view of the theme parks, the Orlando Eye, the Florida sunset or even catch some fireworks on your sightseeing chopper tour. The pilot’s commentary will fill you in on all the details of the sights of the city, making this ride one of the highlights of your trip.”

Viator, a Trip Advisor company

Different tours are available. Depending upon which tour you choose, you may see Sea World, Disney Springs, Old Town Kissimee, and the Disney Resorts.

Price: Starts at $125

Departure Point: 4010 4th St, Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA

Additional Information: Arrive ten minutes early. Max 3 people on the flight. This is a private tour, you will only be booked with your party.

Weight Limit: One person CANNOT exceed 300lbs (136kg/21.4st) and the total weight for 3 people is 600lbs (272kg/42.8st). All passengers must be willing to be weighed for safety.

Gaston tavern restaurant fireworks

photo credit Alexis Lariscy

4. Air Force Fun

Air Force fun tours have the most variety of tour options available. Several of the tours are Disney specific where you will see Disney Springs, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Animation & Pop Century Resorts, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, Animal Kingdom, Discovery Cove, and Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

These are all day time tours as tours end at sunset. You can check out information and lots of photos on their social media accounts.

Price: Tours start at $40. Prices go all the way up to $200

Departure Point: Two options are available – 5525 International Drive and 12211 Regency Village Drive

Additional Information: Limited walk-ins are available! You may take photos using your phone or camera once you are on your tour.

Weight limits: Restricted to 280lbs per person, and all passengers combined cannot exceed 580 lbs. per flight.

Other Things to Know

Groupon

Periodically Groupon runs special rates on Orlando Helicopter tours. It is definitely something you may want to check out.

Other Types of Tours

You can find tours that focus on celebrity homes or other unique aerial tours. If you are wanting a break from Disney this might be fun! (Be sure to check out these fun beaches near Orland and Disney if you are wanting a respite from all the people!)

Safety First

The safety of all the guests on the helicopter must be the priority of the tour. Cancel your tour if you have any doubt of the safety of all guests.

FAQ

How much does it cost for a helicopter ride in Orlando?

Helicopter rides typically cost anywhere between $40 – $200+.

How long does a 25 mile helicopter ride last?

While it varies, a 25 mile helicopter ride will last around 10-15 minutes.

Taking a helicopter tour gives you the best seat in the house to an aerial view of Orlando! You will have the ability to take amazing shots with your mobile phone of Orlando resorts, Downtown Disney, Epcot fireworks, and other scenic destinations around Orlando.

An Orlando helicopter ride would be a fantastic gift if you are celebrating your birthday while in Orlando!

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