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Address: 1725 W Williams Dr Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: +1 480-299-0154
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Description: The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times...
The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over the beautiful North Scottsdale and Sonoran desert area. We provide our guests a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate and post flight food catered by Locally renowned Wildflower Bread Company. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official ride operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event. Call to reserve your flight today and check this once in a lifetime experience off of your bucket list!
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Young men running the show were safety conscious, knowledgeable, funny, interesting,and enjoyable to be with. Would recommend it for the sheer joy of just floating. Very peaceful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Young men running the show were safety conscious, knowledgeable, funny, interesting,and enjoyable to be with. Would recommend it for the sheer joy of just floating. Very peaceful and serene. Only drawback was getting up at 4 a.m. Worth seeing the beautiful sunrise on our 38th anniversary.

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was evident that our pilot was very experienced, We had a very smooth ride & landing. Our pilot was fun (sorry i don't remember him name but he was a mature gentleman) I would recommend this to anyone who would want to try a ballon ride. Great trip & a great service! We had a 1 hr15 mins ride.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We checked in at 5AM for our ride. Mark was our pilot. Very fun and polite person. Flight took about 1hr and 15 minutes and after we landed, we were served with champagne and/or juice, muffins and/or bagels, as well as our flight completion certificate. However, food was dry, so it didn't go down well, even after second glass of... More 

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crawley uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We arrived at the office at 5am for the sunrise ride . Was all very effiecient .Bit of form filling and then off in the van to the launch site which is decided on the day .. Patrick was our pilot and he took on us a lovely ride .. Some at quite low altitudes over houses and was amazing... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great experience on Rainbow Ryders. We had an one hour and 15 minute ride. Mark our pilot provided an very enjoyable and interesting ride. I would recommend Rainbow Ryders to anyone who wants an enjoyable baloon ride with great personnel providing great service.

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Boise
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Pat was a great pilot, we were picked up at our hotel, and returned after the flight. We were served champagne, fruit, and muffins after the trip. I thought I would be afraid, but was having too much fun to be afraid.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was a bit hard to get up at 4:30 am to be there by 5:15 am, but well worth it! My husband, adult son and I LOVED the experience. We had a great ride, with an awesome "driver". We particularly enjoyed "aerial hiking" where we flew just 50 feet above the ground and talked to the hikers below! The... More 

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Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

First time so it was an overall enjoyable experience, but would make sure it I were to take another ride it would include traveling a moderate distance across country. For his experience, you don't really go anywhere. You go up and down and basically stay in about a 2 mile circle, depending on the wind currents. Because you have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Personable and interesting guides and beautiful views over the desert. Expert operation, safety not an issue. Can't compare to other places but recommended.

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Corinth, Mississippi, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great way to check off a "bucket list" activity !!! WE took the morning balloon flight on April 25. Our pilot, Patrick was excellent and great fun. We started out the morning by helping him to inflate the balloon prior to flight. WE went higher and farther than any other balloon visible that day, and there were probably... More 

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