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Address: Coors Blvd NW and La Orilla, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone Number: +1 505-293-6800
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Description: World Balloon is Albuquerque's original balloon ride! We pride ourselves...
World Balloon is Albuquerque's original balloon ride! We pride ourselves on providing World Class Balloon Rides in the Albuquerque area year round. Please join us for the experience of a lifetime!
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The crew of the balloon were awesome. They were very informative and also great with the jokes. Right after take-off, we skimmed over the tops of the trees, then skipped across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The crew of the balloon were awesome. They were very informative and also great with the jokes. Right after take-off, we skimmed over the tops of the trees, then skipped across the Rio Grande River. Then we went up about a mile. It was a great trip, lasted just over an hour, then back to our cars where we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

By far the best crew we could have gotten! Not only was our pilot Murray Conrad full Of knowledge during the tour, but also very hospitable. A must when visiting Albuquerque. Would come back for the balloon festival and request him!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The first time I went to this October event in 1992, I had 4 rolls of film, thinking that would be all I would need. I ended up buying 4 more rolls. I have been several times since, and always take visiting friends and relatives when they come to New Mexico that time of year. There is absolutely no way... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I gave my parents a private flight for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They loved the experience from start to finish. We received detailed instructions/ what to expect in plenty of time so they were fully prepared. They enjoyed being included as part of the crew to get the balloon ready. The pilot and driver of the chase vehicle were friendly... More 

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Detroit, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We're a senior couple who couldn't have enjoyed this experience more! My husband enjoyed helping prepare the balloon and apparatus. Pilot Murray was very personable, knowledgeable, and experienced. Our landing in the Balloon Fiesta field was picture-perfect. Our favorite part was flying low over the homes and backyards, but still able to see ABQ's skyline and the mountains in the... More 

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Newberry, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a wonderful adventure. I had this on my bucket list,but I am afraid of heights and I was a little nervous. We were encouraged to participate in inflating the balloon and I was so fascinated I didn't have time to think about it. As soon as the balloon is ready everyone piles into the basket and off we go!... More 

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Shelbyville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a must do thing when you visit Albuquerque. If you have fears and concerns, forget it. I was pleasantly surprised of the manueverability. Up, down, North, South. We did an hour and 7 minutes and ranged from 500 to 3000 feet. And the "Splash and Dash" on the Rio Grande was amazing. Check off another item on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thank you Murray and crew for the awesome ride on May 4, 2015. You made the entire group feel at ease and educated us about getting up, up and away! I never thought about dogs not liking hot air balloons but we sure did get their attention as we passed by. We flew at various altitudes which made the one... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Amazng experience. No better place to balloon than Albuqueueque and the guys at Wold Balloon were incredible. Our teenagers loved it as much as we did. Captain was informative and very engaging. First class all the way around. Todd, Louisville, KY

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I am not a morning person but this experience was worth the early alarm. Since it was my first balloon ride I was a little nervous, ecspecially about the landing. My concerns were unwarranted. This is a smooth opporation from the launch of the balloon to the final toast. Albuquerque is an enjoyable setting for ballon rides but it is... More 

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