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Thompson Aire

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Address: 7769 West Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone Number: 14074219322
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This attraction is at Walt Disney World
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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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Best Wedding Proposal Ever!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph C

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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 

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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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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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Clermont, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Thompson Aire is family owned and operated. From arrival to departure guests are treated like royalty. And, if you want to, you can assist with pre and post flight activities. Their website perfectly describes what to expect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It was looking for some adventure after moving to Orlando so I figured, why not go hot air ballooning. I found Thompson Aire just by using Google and while they were a little more expensive then some of the other results, I liked that they included a breakfast buffet. Plus, the availability of a restroom is always a plus and... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

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, height, or wind in your face as you move along with the wind currents. This was a great experience even though we fly... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter, mother and I just visited Florida for a family vacation. For my Mom's birthday we chose a hot air balloon ride with the extraordinary folks at Thompson Aire. Jeff, Jon, Doug, Connie, Jim and Juan were all amazing! There really are no words to describe this experience. It was a serene ride with stunning views and it... More 

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