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“Rainbow Ryders near Phoenix 13 Nov 2013” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company
1725 W Williams Dr Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ
+1 480-299-0154
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Owner description: 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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Sun City, Arizona
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“Rainbow Ryders near Phoenix 13 Nov 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was an outstanding experience of a lifetime. I am ready to go again. Our pilot Mark had over 6000 hours as a pilot and it showed. He was very good at explaining what was going to happen and what we were looking at once in the air. The champagne toast at the end was a real treat.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Once again great job to Mark! So glad that you had an amazing flight experience.
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Today I went with a couple of friends on our first hot air balloon ride. The ride was piloted by Al, who prepared us well and made the take off and landing feel smooth and effortless. At the end of the ride, Al opened a table, opened a bottle of champagne and served mimosas and snacks. Both Al and his aid Steve handled the balloon competently and provided us with a good time over the north Phoenix general area around the intersection of 101 and 17. The views were spectacular. Will take future out of town guests in this excursion.

Visited November 2013
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
So glad we were there to join you in your first hot air balloon ride. Those views are spectacular. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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“WoW loved the "Champagne" and the company!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ok I have a real fear of heights so doing this for me is a big deal, I mainly did this for my kids sake, otherwise some of my offsprings would never have volunteered for such an adventure.

So here we are waiting for the biggest adventure of my life anyway overcoming my doubts,we climb in and then the rest of our company joins us on board.
It was exhilarating a bit scary when we reached our top hight but what can I say WOW!!!
This one is one for the bucket list. Even our 7 year old had a good time.
Little touches like placing the steps into the basket so our youngest and shortest could look out were a surprising touch.

We had a great bunch of people on board and the Champagne and nibbles flowed after touch down allowing us to chat and reflect LOVED IT!!!

We chose to Fly with Rainbow as it was cheaper then it's competitor and felt we definitely got value for our money.

Highly recommend, crew where great a very funny. Thanks GUYS LOVED IT! Will never forget it still talking about it.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
We are glad that we could calm that fear of heights. So glad you shared this we hear people have a fear of heights all the time. The comfort of floating and the security of the basket calms all the senses and makes for a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing.
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“One of our favorite adventures to date!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were in town for business and had an amazing sunset flight with Rainbow Ryders. They came all the way near the airport to pick us up (for an extra cost that was way cheaper than a cab). We then met up with the crew at the launch site and soon departed. The basket was large and there were 12 passengers. Plenty of room to look around and enjoy the ride. Taylor was our pilot and he was a hoot. He was extremely skilled in maneuvering the balloon to exactly where he wanted and when. We went as high as 6,000 feet above the desert and landed 4.8 miles east of our launch site a little over an hour in the air.
There were a few children on our flight that seemed to enjoy it as well. I would recommend that your child be tall enough to see over the basket before booking.
I took some fantastic shots so bring your camera and video recorder. They provided water for us. You might want to bring some gum for the ear popping.
We both love to fly and we have even skydived but this was very different. Nothing compares to floating above the earth in silence. So peaceful.
Booking through the corporate office in Albuquerque was extremely difficult and frustrating but Steve and Taylor made it all worth the effort so do not pass up an opportunity to fly with these guys if you get the chance.
The landing was gentle and quick. We celebrated with snacks and champagne toasts as the sun fell below the horizon. We both highly recommend this adventure. Just ask for Steve and Taylor!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
We do apologize for any inconvenience booking we have worked to resolve this issue based on this review. Steve and Taylor are amazing so glad they made this experience memorable for you.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“2 thumbs Up, Up, and Away :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I recently just planned a corporate event for 40+ people and I couldn't have been happier and excited with the outcome of choosing Rainbow Ryders as our event headline!

I'm not one who loves heights, but I do enjoy a rush now and again. But, knowing that our pilots were well trained, experienced, and courteous fellas was such a relief and made the float that much better!

The business staff was also very professional and great to work with.

They have two thumbs up and come with a very positive reommendation!

Thanks, Rainbow Ryders.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
We love to fly large groups such as yours. We have a highly trained staff and a large balloon fleet. Please join us again for another corporate outing.
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