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Thompson Aire

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Address: 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
Phone Number: 14074219322
This attraction is at Walt Disney World

This is one of those DO NOT MISS attractions. 7 days a week at sunrise...

This is one of those DO NOT MISS attractions. 7 days a week at sunrise Thompson Aire offers Hot Air Balloon flights in the Disney world area. A three to four hour adventure that will have you talking about it the rest of your life. Float effortlessly over the tree tops and see the real Florida from literally a birds eye view! See areas of swamps and forest untouched by human hands. Wildlife is everywhere and photo opportunities are endless. Flight program is offered each morning at sunrise and includes a pre-flight briefing with the pilot, a one hour flight, Champagne ceremony, full buffet breakfast and first flight certificate. Reservations are required. Book online. Reduced rates for ages 10 to 15 and children 9 and under are FREE with a full paid adult.

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A fantastic air balloon experience over Orlando

Jeff and Kim (the pilot) were the best hosts we could ever have hoped for as we took our 1st air balloon ride this morning. In the pre-brief, they were great at explaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jeff and Kim (the pilot) were the best hosts we could ever have hoped for as we took our 1st air balloon ride this morning. In the pre-brief, they were great at explaining everything simply for us and our 9 & 11 yr olds, placing us well at ease with their confidence, their explanation of the science of flying (when... More 

Thank 2468Traveller
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about the experience was wonderful, more than expected. Jeff, our pilot was knowledgeable, highly experienced and entertaining. It is a family business and they all are great people. The ground crew is outstanding also. With this company and our pilot's credentials and 40 year long history of safety we knew we were in good hands. My 80th Birthday gift... More 

Thank jackie B
Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jeff was a fabulous guide, so informative, interesting and made the experience magical. We felt totally safe and looked after. As someone with physical disabilities, I was nervous as to how I would cope, but it was made simple so I too could enjoy the flight. Truly magical.

Thank family-griffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic flight and company. So knowledgable and friendly. Made the flight smooth and his ground crew was hysterical and they worked extremely well together

Thank Ray O
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Everything about the Thompson Aire experience exceeded my expectations. They were professional, but fun-loving. Thompson Aire made the wedding proposal everything it should be, memorable and perfect. This was the first balloon ride for both of us, and we loved it. I highly recommend Thompson Aire; to learn why, keep reading. I researched the Orlando Hot Air Balloon rides before... More 

Thank Joseph C
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was a great anniversary event! Outside of the wonderful view and friendly pilots (who are in the top of their class and have the awards to prove it), the experience is very personal. Looking at other balloons come in with a ton of people and then ours with just a few, we knew we got the better deal. From... More 

Thank QAllen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

If you are trying to decide which company to go with, look no further, this family owned company is phenomenal! They all made our trip truly enjoyable. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and truly enjoyable to hang out with. The trip itself was magical, with beautiful Vistas, but what made it truly memorable was the staff. We felt that we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

After 10 years, you want to find something cool or one of a kind to do. My wife and I decided to do a balloon ride. I thought it would be cool but I had no idea. The staff was funny, friendly and engaging. The ride was smooth (honestly, if I hadn't been looking I wouldn't have known that we'd... More 

Thank Michae A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Did this for my wife’s birthday fantastic If you have never been up in a balloon, you must at least do it once in your life. The experience is so unlike any other form of flying. You are just floating. No feeling of movement and not crammed sardines into a large basket like the larger balloon company’s Jeff and his... More 

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Rockaway Beach, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Have made a lot of 4 star reviews and maybe a couple of 5 star. This is no doubt the easiest 5 star I have ever left. From start to finish, maybe the most fun I have ever had on vacation or ever for that matter. Top notch operation family owned and operated by some of the nicest people you... More 

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