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Address: 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
Phone Number: +1 407-421-9322
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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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Beautiful way to get married!

My husband surprised me and booked us a hot air balloon to get married on during sunrise! All I can say is WOW! The ride itself is so peaceful and smooth, unlike anything you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
breannahowens
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Portage, Michigan

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me and booked us a hot air balloon to get married on during sunrise! All I can say is WOW! The ride itself is so peaceful and smooth, unlike anything you could ever imagine. We could see out about 60 miles all around us and even saw Cinderella's castle at Magic Kingdom from a view that most... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ride. Capt. Jeff is the best. Most experienced balloon pilot. Watched other operators during our flight and would not use anyone but Thompson aire. Highly recommended. You get your champagne toast, and then buffet breakfast at the hotel. Sure beats the picnic lunch the other operator offered.

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Thank Jayb1rd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A little late on the review front but wanted to post one. My boyfriend and I visited Orlando last year and one of the first things we decided to book when planning was a balloon flight. I had previously flown with Jeff when I was on holiday with my family in '05 and then again in '08 after we found... More 

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Thank PenLovell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's an early morning start, for sure but with with good reasons. This experience simply left me wondering "how time can move so slowly and yet pass so quickly" (whilst we were in the balloon); it was like being in a hurry to go nowhere, and yet we travelled miles. Short and sweet it was simply stunning. A must do... More 

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Thank Stephen H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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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