It allows for players to gently glide from one platform to another that were once before unreachable without this power. After performing a double jump, holding the jump button down will make Alice float, while silver-light butterflies twirls around her.
The game also introduces triple jumps that can be mixed with the floating to increase the distance she can glide.
Sometimes floating is mixed with other actions and abilities in order to get the full affect of the jump, such as steam vents, to help get Alice even closer to her destination with less power required.
- Originally, the Umbrella was intended to be used when floating and gliding through the air, but this idea was later scrapped due to the association with Mary Poppins.