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World Balloon

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World Balloon is Albuquerque's original balloon ride! We pride ourselves on providing World Class Balloon Rides in the Albuquerque area year round. Please join us for the experience of a lifetime!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unless the weather doesn't cooperate, i have NEVER met anyone that hasn't thought the Balloon Festival wasn't one of the most incredible, breathtaking events they had ever experienced. Maybe that why Kodak has always said it is the most photographed event in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobbycdb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a balloon ride for nine people including a birthday girl. Since there were multiple options we research we asked the agent why should we book with her this anniversary ride. She promised that will be a lot of fun and we won't be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had a balloon ride on my bucket list for a while now. Finally did it on my 66th birthday! It was a wonderful experience. I was really nervous at first but as I watched all the prepping for our ride my nerves were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathaz77
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy Birthday! Thank you for flying with us and making us a part of this memory. Come back again, there's great views and more champagne waiting for you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first balloon ride, and I was quite nervous about it. My husband was very excited and is much more adventurous than me. Anyway, we watched Murray and crew inflate the balloon and they expertly got us all safely loaded in the basket....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many come to us with nervous anticipation but leave with an unforgettable memory of an experience they would gladly do again. We thank you for choosing Wolrld and thank you for the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to book your balloon ride. I would go again. Definitely a must do in Albuquerque. You do get your money's worth.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kathy H
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing World to fly with and for taking time to review. We welcome you back any time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a trip with World Balloon as a surprise for my wife. She was nervous at first but quickly relaxed and loved the adventure. The pilot was Jeff who was funny and very well experienced and professional. We were able to see many other balloons...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 622jr2
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing World to surprise your wife with! We're happy to hear the adventure was enjoyed! It is a great memory to have with your family!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the most amazing experience i have had in a long time. I am 71 and would do it again in a heart beat. My wife was a little nervous but soon became quite exicited about the ride. You can't imagine riding over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our pilots are very good at easing nerves and helping our passengers with preflight nervousness. Once in flight, the experience is one they are able to enjoy and take in the sights. We're happy to have helped cross this off your list but hope that...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ballooning has been on my bucket list for a long time, and it was better than I imagined! We wanted to go during the Balloon Fiesta, and the prices at World Balloon were more reasonable than many other companies. From the booking months ahead, to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amy p
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That was a great review thank you for covering the entire experience! We do our best to leave our passengers feeling like family and Leslie sure knows how to start that off. Thank you for choosing World Balloon we're so happy you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Celebration of our 27th wedding anniversary with the World Balloon Sunrise sailing with Scott our Pilot and Kevin our Ground Crew: SPECTACULAR! Words to describe this incredible adventure with Scott: Knowledgeable, Utmost concern for our Safety, Informative, Professional, Light-Hearted. Highly recommended if you are in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing World to celebrate your anniversary with! Happy Anniversary to you from all of us.

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Had such a wonderful pilot and crew! And the views as we headed over the Rio were incredible! I definitely recommend to anyone visiting ABQ!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mhdavidson
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

We think they're great too! Thank you for flying with us and the recommendations!

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James S
August 30, 2018|
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Response from LoveMyGators | Reviewed this property |
Passengers must be able to climb in and out but call them and ask. They are very helpful.
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lordjord808
July 7, 2018|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
Hi Jordan, You are 4 miles away, but most of the time we are in the same prevailing wind pattern so we are all generally moving the same direction. It isn't the same as launching within a group of 500 balloons for sure... More
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Christine M
August 19, 2017|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
Unfortunately not during Balloon Fiesta. We can carry up to 14 people per balloon. We actually adjust capacity per balloon based on everyones weight so we know it stays comfortable for everyone. If we can help in any... More
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Cherie L
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Going to be in ALB mid Sept, 2012 and thought about riding the Sandia Peak Tramway as well as eating @ H igh Finance Restaurant....I can "do heights" , I think, but also deal with A-Fib and controlled with meds. Anyone have an opinion or suggestion(s) for me? Just not sure I can do it......I'm also going to try a hot air balloon on the 9th with World Balloon Co. What a daredevil, huh? :))
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Response fromCasaAzul|
You need to ask your doctor if you can go to 10,378 ft. Abq is also at 5300ft (over a mile high!). There are plenty of other sights to see in Abq and other restaurants that are better. If you are near Old Town, check out Season's Grill for a nice meal or a casual meal on their upstairs terrace.