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The Bournemouth balloon hasn't been in operation for a year or more now so should be removed from tripadvisor so visitors don't waste their time looking for it...you wouldn't even know it ever existed in the Lower Gardens anymore.
Had a lovely experience. It was reasonably priced. There was quite a long queue but didn't have to wait too long. The views were really good made evan better by the lovely weather. Nice thing to do and something different.
Sad to say the balloon has gone....apparently damaged in June 2016 and they have chosen to to repair/replace it so at the time of writting (April 17) they are in the process of digging up the base to return it back to lawn.
No point in trying to book or list as a possible activity if visiting.
From their website:
'We apologise that our balloon is not currently flying. The balloon envelope is with the manufacturer undergoing maintenance following indicators of possible issues noted during our routine stringent...More
If you have ever fancies going in a hot air balloon and want a taster this is the ideal way forward or should I say upward. You pay at the hut and if the wind is favourable you are ready to go. The balloon is...More
The balloon has been removed having outlived its 'shelf life'. There has been no decision by the company that owns it about a replacement. Never been on it myself but it was a useful marker for visitors looking for the town centre.More
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BournemouthBalloon, Personal Assistant to Managing Director at Bournemouth Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016
We apologise that our balloon is not currently flying. The balloon envelope is with the manufacturer undergoing maintenance.
At this point it is unlikely that the balloon will be available this year. We do apologise for any inconvenience however, as always, customers, public and staff...More
I was bought tickets as a birthday gift and thankfully had a nice day weather wise to enjoy the views. You're up in the air for about 15-20mins and there's speakers to talk you through what you can see (buildings/areas etc). Would 100% recommend to...More