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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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We had an amazing experience with this company and Steve, our pilot. I was a little worried based on some reviews saying it's impossible to get anyone on the phone, they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing experience with this company and Steve, our pilot. I was a little worried based on some reviews saying it's impossible to get anyone on the phone, they were pushing for tips, etc. We went into it expecting all those annoyances, and got none of them. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. They gave us a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very special bucket list experience. Pat was an excellent pilot. It was our anniversary and they made it special. When your friends come to the valley this is a must do experience. Would do it again in a minute!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Check this off your bucket list! Totally worth the money. An experience like no other. Easy and organized booking process. Friendly and knowledgable staff.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for telling everyone in the TI world about the ease of booking and taking a ride with our company. So happy you enjoyed the ride please join us again for another adventure. More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a great experience! Winds were just right for rare opportunity to fly over the local reservoir. While the other companies were launching from the standard spots, we enjoyed an awesome flight over the lake and marinas. Rainbow Ryders certainly went the extra mile for us.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family of four- 2 adults, 2 teens - went on a sunrise balloon ride in Scottsdale with Jesse on Easter morning. We opted to be picked up at our hotel (for fear we would not make the 5:30 a.m. arrival time!) and Jesse arrived promptly at 5:00 a.m. We were driven to the RR office, filled out some paperwork... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed sharing Easter with you. Jesse and Aimee are amazing team members. Please come back and fly with us soon. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I grew up in Bristol, where modern hot air ballooning basically got started by the legendary Don Cameron, watching these beauties take to the sky. After 50 odd years, I finally got to fulfil a dream, and all thanks to Rainbow Ryders - and in a Cameron balloon. Thanks to Jesse for coming back to pick me up and thanks... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

The Cameron name is well known in ballooning. We are glad we could fulfill a fifty year dream. Taylor and Jesse make a great team together. We appreciate the awesome review. We would love to fly you again soon. More 

Whitecourt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Patrick and his crew did a phenomenal job. Everything is so smooth from arriving at the office, bussing out to launch site, a quick set up, smooth sailing, smooth landing and wonderful champagne breakfast. Patrick is definitely a master pilot and very funny too. We had one member of our family stay back with the crew during the flight but... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Patrick a master pilot, yes he is. This is the company to trust your life with. Thanks for that comment. Thank you for this awesome review of our team. We look forward to flying with you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friend and I were bummed when we found out it was too windy in Sedona to go hot -air ballooning. After researching places in Phoenix, this seemed to be the best one. We took off at sunrise, got to see a bird-eye's view of phoenix, and ended the morning with mimosas and breakfast... it was PERFECT. Our pilot was... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us.Please check out our sister location in Albuquerque, NM for another amazing flight. More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I highly recommend Rainbow Ryders!! Our hot air balloon experience was wonderful!! Taylor was an excellent pilot and made the adventure so much fun!! He was informative and funny!! The view was fabulous and breath taking. The entire experience was wonderul!!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Taylor is an amazing pilot. Thank you for great comments. We appreciate the review and hope you join us again very soon. More 

Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As always, our reviews are based on our particular likings, tastes and real-time experiences, they are never intended to persuade/dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. This was a "Bucket List Item" and it did not disappoint. From making the reservation, to the drive into the desert through the flight, the touchdown, the certificate and reciting the ceremonial Irish Balloonist Prayer... More 

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