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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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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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Relaxing, Awesome Experience

This was one of the most relaxed adventures we've ever experienced. Smooth sailing the whole way with Patrick as our Pilot and Chris for the ground crew. He was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was one of the most relaxed adventures we've ever experienced. Smooth sailing the whole way with Patrick as our Pilot and Chris for the ground crew. He was very knowledgeable and made any nervousness of going 8000 ft. totally disappear. The landing was better than in an airplane. The only negative is the private flights seem a bit high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What an awesome birthday gift for our daughter. Rainbow Ryders gave an amazing ride. The pilot was experienced and the breakfast and champagne toast at the end was so fun. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were originally booked for a sunset ride but due to the weather they had cancelled and we were able to book the next morning. It was an easy ride out to the place and everyone was friendly and accommodating at such an early hour. We drove out to a spot to see how the wind was and then we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My new wife of exactly one week, myself and another couple friend of ours went up over Queen Creek and LOVED everything about the experience! We arrived at Schnepf Farms as the departure location just prior to 6am. About the same time the crew arrived and welcomed everyone and started explanations of what to expect, engaged all in conversation and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am something of a ballooning enthusiast and really enjoyed the chance to fly over a different landscape. I have flown a number of times (including with Rainbow Ryders from the fiesta at Albuquerque) and I have to say pilot Patrick and his crew are up there with the best I have flown with. I am picking my words carefully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our pilot Dar was amazing and passionate about his job. Randy & Zach helped get everything off the ground and were waiting for us at our landing. I recommend taking a large brim hat to really help keep the heat off your head or neck. Beautiful scenery from 7,500 ft! At the end Dar set us down in the exact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Zach, Dar, and Randy were fantastic made our trip fun and exciting loved being on top of the 🌍 thanks guys

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went with a group of 10 best friends and we had a great time. We can be a lot to handle but Dar was a great leader; he let us have our fun all throughout the ride while still making us feel safe and secure. He definitely has seen at least one episode of Parks and Recreation. High recommended!

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

While in the Phoenix area for Spring Training, I booked a sunrise trip with hotel pick-up for myself and my nine year-old daughter. Wade cheerfully picked us up and drove us to the office, explaining what we should expect and answering all of our questions. This was the first ballot trip for us, so we had many. We were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had a great experience with Rainbow Ryders. After booking with the company, we received a confirmation call the day before to confirm times and location. Our hotel was in Scottsdale so we used Rainbow Ryder's shuttle service. Wade arrived a few minutes early and was very pleasant and took us to their office. We completed paper work and within... More 

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