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“just do it!”

Magical Adventure Balloon Rides
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Owner description: Take a magic carpet style balloon ride over the orchards and vineyards of Temecula with majestic mountain views in the background. Flights also include a premium champagne toast, commemorative flight certificate, souvenir picture and menu ordered, waiter served sit down breakfast at the elegant South Coast Winery resort restuarant after your balloon ride. We offer a low price guarantee, fully insured with a perfect safety record.
Bogota, Colombia
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473 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“just do it!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

from the phone calls i made to reserve the balloon, to the staff that greeted us at the meeting point, to the pilot who flew our balloon, the whole experience was amazing.
we were given very specific instructions for taking off and landing; our pilot was very professional, with lots of experience, and his staff was extremely kind. the before and after of the ride itself were also pretty exciting: watching the balloon being inflated, and getting our champagne reception upon landing was great. so now, to the ride itself:
nothing i tell you here today will ever be compared to the amazing feeling of being up there. you feeli like you are simply floating up in the air; at one point i asked the pilot if we were moving because it just felt like we were standing still; by that time we were 4000 feet up in the air. the only sound you hear once you are up, is NOTHING! it is so peaceful, you see all the other balloons around you and it is just pure heaven. our pilot was very knowledgeable of everything we were seeing, even the mexico border! the basket had a couple of holes where the young ones can look, so it made it great for them. a couple of things to know: you do stand for the entire ride (about 45 minutes to an hour), wear a hat, specially if you are tall, because your head will get a bit warm if you are near the pilot, and bring a really good camera!
go for it!

Visited July 2012
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Surprise, Arizona
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fun in the sky”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our pilot was a delight to lead us up in the air. He kept us informed and at ease. My only downer was that it seemed like we had maybe one or two too many in our basket. It made for a lot bumbing into each other. One piece of advise especially if you are tall, wear a hat.

Visited July 2012
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Simi Valley, California
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best pick in area”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

There are so many choices in the area...but I read reviews and seemed like a good one....it wasn't the cheapest & not the most expensive. But the reviews talked about the owners being the pilots,I thought lets try them. Others had complained out being cold, but the heat from the blower was more than enough heat. The ride was scenic,informative,and wonderful! Our pilot (Ferrel) was so good he manged too not only return to the same spot as take off ( we only about 2% possible ) but he landed in the trailer! After the champaign toast & question/answer time,we were given a coupon for breakfast (dinner if you do the sunset ride) at South Coast Winery. Very Nice End to a Great Morning!

Visited July 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best company - let me tell you why”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Magical Adventures is a vendor for Balloon Rides Online. I bought a groupon to go with some friends through BROL. Little did I know their groupon was for a different company than BROL. No problem - we just agreed to take pictures of each other from the different company's balloons, right? WRONG. My friends got a call at 5 AM saying their balloon ride was cancelled due to "bad weather". We show up at 6:15 AM on February 28th and were greeted by Denni along with clear skies and beautiful weather. BROL only works with elite balloon vendors and Magical is certainly one of them. We had a great flight and all the crew was helpful and hardworking. I called my friends as we flew over their hotel in wine country and they came out and gave us the finger. Guess they are pretty upset to have wasted all that money on hotel and groupons to get canceled at the last moment.

Visited February 2012
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Orange, California
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207 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Try this in Palm Desert too!”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

We had a wonderful sunset flight! It was so interesting to watch them fill the balloon and have it take shape! We met the group out in Indio - but then took off in Palm Desert. Those guys sure work hard! The landing was skilled and gentle and surprising accurate!

Visited November 2011
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