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Magical Adventure Balloon Rides

Temecula, CA, USA
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About Magical Adventure Balloon Rides
Take a magic carpet style balloon ride over one of our three flight zones in southern California (Temecula Wine Country, Palm Springs' Desert Oasis, or San Diego's Panoramic Ocean Views). We are operating with COVID-19 enhancements for your safety. All flights include free electronic pictures, a commemorative flight certificate, and a take-home souvenir bottle of champagne per party. We offer a low price guarantee, fully insured with a perfect safety record.
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gvritishviliketi wrote a review Jul 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota18 contributions9 helpful votes
Did a sunset tour in Del Mar on the 7/17, overall it was a positive memorable experience BUT they CAN IMPROVE on A LOT... CONS: - Balloon doesn't travel much. We kind of floated up, stayed in the same area mostly, views were the same all the time. Don't expect to see many
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jozi C wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
It was taking me so long to write this review... It was totally incredible and I still can't believe that I was able to cross it off from my bucket list! Last year I decided to give myself a treat to explore USA, California for just a short trip so was looking for day options
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Date of experience: May 2019
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tarasm0m wrote a review Mar 2020
Saskatchewan, Canada159 contributions49 helpful votes
We enjoyed the Palm Desert Shared Sunrise and the weather was ideal, the trip stellar! We shared the adventure with 6 other riders and our pilot, John, piloted the balloon and landed it masterfully. My only suggestion would be that John join a Toastmasters Club and learn to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from B R Guest B, General Manager at Magical Adventure Balloon Rides
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for your review. We share a lot of information during our aerial tour and only have an hour to get it all in. Sometimes we may sound like professional auctioneers, depending on the wind speed that particular day. I'll pass along your comments to John, who may be amused since he leads the local confident speakers club meetings each week.
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labar1rnp wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
After spending almost $500 for a hot air ballon ride at sunset out of Del Mar my husband and I arrived at their destination meeting location which turned out to be a parking lot next to Petco because they have NO BUSINESS IN SAN DIEGO. At that time were told it was a "shared
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from B R Guest B, General Manager at Magical Adventure Balloon Rides
Responded Jan 8, 2020
It always is painful to read a bad review. We take great pride in providing safe, fun and educational hot air balloon rides. I've been flying since 1987 and it is my passion. The only part of this review that is accurate is that the reviewer purchased a shared basket ride. Everything else in this review is fiction, including the number of passengers and the behaviors of passengers and staff. The group she is referring to is a party of 8 high school students and their chaperone, celebrating just graduating from high school. They had not been drinking, were very well behaved and we had a special request to provide separate non-alcohol options for their flight. The reviewer left our meeting site after checking in with us without explanation. Although we've tried to resolve the dispute with the customer privately after the fact, we are at an impasse. The essence of this dispute is the customer wanted a semi-private or private basket flight at the discounted cost of our shared basket promotion. We offer all three options, but the customer purchased our cheapest promotion. Think of it as a coach class, versus business class versus first class on an airline. Customers don't get to select who or how many they share the basket with on our shared basket experience. We fly daily in Del Mar over the communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar and Carmel Valley. We were sold out for that balloon flight with 16 scheduled and could have easily resold the reviewer's two spots to other guests had we been given sufficient notice. We stand by our cancellation or change policy as noted on our website and in the email confirmation sent to all clients.
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chrischammond wrote a review Oct 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom33 contributions7 helpful votes
To hell with my bucket list - I want to do this again! Can you add balloons to an ATR license? If I wasn’t (probably) too old, I may have well tried. Denni took us on a flight last Sunday at dawn and I can’t praise him and his whole team enough. There were 30 of us split between
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from MagicalPilot, General Manager at Magical Adventure Balloon Rides
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Thank you for your kind words Captain Chris. I can sense a fellow pilot a mile away. I was on my toes the whole flight because I knew you were in the know. I truly appreciate you picking us and please come see us again.
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