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Orlando Balloon Rides
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Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Take off on a 3 to 4 hour fun-filled balloon adventure, leaving one hour before sunrise. Enjoy a tranquil hour floating above the sights and attractions of the Orlando area. Flights leave from our many locations in the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort area but we check in every morning at our Orlando Balloon Rides Welcome Center. Once airborne, the pilot will point out the spectacular sights from the theme parks to the orange groves, and forests that have been untouched for thousands of years. Complimentary Champagne Toast after flight.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Of all the things you can do in Orlando this has to be the number one. Unfortunately our first flight was cancelled due to high winds. But only 48 hrs later we were up there floating along as the sun rose. I really can't tell you how much my family and I enjoyed this experience. Our kids are 6 & 8 and a balloon flight was on the family bucket list. I was so nice to share this with all the family. There is so much to spend your money on in Orlando, but make sure you do this you won't be disappointed. I can't praise the professionalism and value for money that this company offer.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Had a GREAT time ! Beautiful and Awesome! We loved our time in the air! Everyone was great! Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgable. Pointed out several things as we passed over! The weather was perfect , the sun rise was BEAUTIFUL. They gave us a great breakfast, any thing you wanted they had! We took our flight on Nov.12, 2013 our 32nd Anniversary . We meet at the Radisson Hotel at 5:30 which we stayed at. Early but well worth the effort!

1  Thank DeanandDiane S
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Our experience with Orlando balloons was top notch from the very beginning. When calling for info, the phone lady is very helpful and polite. The pilots are all very experienced and professional. Not a detail was overlooked. We felt safe and secure at all times. We had our kids riding with us, and didn't have to worry about their safety. Our pilot pointed out different landmarks along the way. The landing was really smooth and executed well. The groundcrew was also very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a champagne toast, and were brought back to the hotel for a really good breakfast. The entire crew was relaxed and humerous. All in all, a great experience. I would recommend Orlando balloons to anyone!

1  Thank Cheri H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This company was EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL as well as alot of FUN!!! We took our balloon ride on October 26th 2013. We met at the Radisson Hotel at 6:15am. Very early, but well worth the effort! We were a group of six (6). There is so much to say about our experience. From the pre-flight involvement to the post-flight activities. You can be as involved as you want to be. I purchased this as a gift to my husband for our 27th wedding anniversary. He is not as adventurous as I am so he was quite nervous. He is a good sport though and was willing to go. The weather was perfect. A cool 55 degrees. We all wore jeans and sweatshirts or light jackets. After all we're from southwest Florida. After signing in and being assigned to a pilot we were off to the launch site. We were in the van less then 10 minutes. I volunteered to hold onto the balloon as the giant fans inflated it with air. Then the next thing you know we were in the basket and off the ground!!!! It was sooooo amazing!!!! We barely knew that we had actually lifted off it was so smooth. Our pilot was Damien was was not only an extraordinarily pilot, but an amazing tour guide as well. It was obvious that he loved his job, but who wouldn't!?! We went from the tree tops to as high as 2000 feet! The views were incredible and the sunrise was spectacular!!!! A camera is a must have on this trip. There were fourteen other balloons in the air including the two other balloons that fly with Orlando Balloon Rides. We were in the air for a little over an hour and traveled 10-12 miles. We saw sights such as the Disney theme parks, Celebration, orange groves and the beautiful countryside. Then to top it all off we got to witness a young man propose to his girlfriend.......and she said: "YES!". The landing was soft. What an experience!!! I would and already have HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this company to my friends!!! Then once safely on the ground and out of the basket you have the opportunity to pack the balloon back up. After-which mimosas were served! Then we were taken back to the Radisson for a great buffet breakfast. From start to finish we were there for about four hours. Well worth the money!!!! If you have the opportunity, just do it!!! Thank you Orlando Balloon Rides!!!!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Although you might consider this bit on the pricey side, this is the company to do the "Hot Air Balloon" Experience with. Obviously this is a rare an specialty attraction, but nevertheless it was fun and very enjoyable. Despite the fact we had to change the launch location due to wind change it was overall a great flight.
We have bundled up pretty good thinking it would be cold up in the sky; it turned out quite the opposite. It was warmer in the air than on the ground. Having the burners firing up provided some heat as well.
It is a giant balloon and flight lasted around an hour. 2 Thumps up!

3  Thank Magnificent_Ottoman
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