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D&D Hot Air Ballooning

35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA
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Ranked #81 of 89 Activities in Temecula
Type: Tours, Adventure
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san diego
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!! Lets start off with trying to even make a reservation for the balloon ride. We bought a Groupon deal and called maybe 2 weeks later to schedule. No answer. We left a message and never received a call back so we proceeded to call again and again NO ANSWER. We left a second message.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

After reading all the negative reviews, I was a little apprehensive. I was pleasantly surprised that everything was so wonderful. The day was perfect, not too warm or cold, crystal clear and not windy. The ride is smooth and scenic over the vineyards. The bagels, cookies, apple, Sunny-D and champagne were a nice touch at the landing spot. Thanks to... More 

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Riverside, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I purchased a voucher from Travelzoo on 09 Aug 2013 and called a few times each week to try to book a reservation. Granted, I didn't leave a message the first 2 weeks because I expected to reach a person at some point. After 2 months of trying to book this reservation every week (calling and leaving messages), I can... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

...then I might not have gone to the wrong parking lot (it's not really the main Wilson Creek Winery lot). Or would have brought cash for the $75 overweight charge (which I didn't know about before either, and my date was only 5# over the limit by Dominic's scale, and was more than 10# lighter normally). And I might have... More 

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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Please don't take too seriously the negative reviews people have left. I did, and my experience was nothing like what people are describing. I purchased a Groupon for a balloon ride for two. I called to book my trip in June. The company did not pick up my call, but I left a message, and the owner (and pilot), Dominic,... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Sooooo horrible... I haven't even had the chance to use this company yet. I am one of several who have purchased a voucher from Travelzoo and am undergoing so much trouble just booking my flight with this company. I jumped on the deal early on when everything I read - Trip Advisor & Travelzoo - had nothing but praise about... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have been on several balloon rides which have been cool, not overcrowded, delightful and the full time of over an hour as advertised. This one was 45 minutes total which was waaaaaay too long. Your head will get fried, if you are lucky enough to duck the flames from the second burner. It was packed and could barely get... More 

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New Hope, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My sister purchased a hot air balloon ride with D&d Ballooning from Travelzoo and took my wife and I on Thursday July 25th. Before I get to our nightmare, I want to say that Dominic and his two helpers were very nice. However, when we took off at 6:30am it was apparent that this would be a rough ride. Ten... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's parents. I pre-arranged a date for them, but told the owner that once they received the gift they would be calling to confirm and/or change the date to one that fit them best. After I gave the gift, they called to schedule a date that would work best for them. They... More 

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Orange, Ca
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I bought my wife a balloon ride Groupon for her birthday. We flew on 7/26/13 and had the time of our lives. Don't pay too much attention to the negative reviews. The bottom line "you can't please people who can't be pleased." Yes, the basket space is tight....but it is a balloon! What do you expect?? There is adequate, but... More 

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