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“Experience of a lifetime!”

Orlando Balloon Rides
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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 27 May 2014

From the beginning you are greeted by a kind, helpful staff that exceeds your expectations. Once you arrive to the resort you short trip to the field where the staff inflates the balloon was met with knowledgeable people that helped eased any fears you may have had about flying or safety concerns. We were taken over the Disney Parks and parts of Clermont and as a local it was exciting to get a aerial view of Kissimmee and the parks. The balloon got to about 1200ft and the only real limitation to not getting higher was the fogginess and the low visibility, other than that I took some incredible photos and got to experience something different and memorable which is hard for a local living in Orlando. Would definitely recommend it to anyone even those scared of heights!

1  Thank Chrysanthemum1990
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

my wife and i did this for our anniversary and what an experience from early morning to hotel meeting place to the field the balloon going up and setting foot inside and then the take off wow what an awesome time up there you will never forget the experience and you could stay up there for hours if you had the chance will do again

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This experience was amazing from start to finish. Even just watching them inflate the balloons, we sat there in awe.

It was a beautiful morning to float above the city and see Disney as well as other attractions from that high up...Made for amazing pictures as well.

This is highly recommended for anyone and everyone!

Can't beat landing and welcomed with Champagne, followed by breakfast.

Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Amazing experience, would definitely do it again. I planned the sunrise trip for me and my boyfriend for his birthday as a surprise on the 28th April whilst we were on holiday! I was a little nervous at first but as soon as we arrived the staff were all very friendly and made you feel at ease. Once we got on to the transfer bus and arrived at one landing site the guys completed their tests but unfortunately the wind had changed and we had to move to a different site a few miles away. They were very organised though and new exactly where to take us next to not waste time. Once we got there they done more tests and all proved to be the right place to take off! Our pilot was Damian, he was really easy to get along with and knew how to make you laugh so early in the morning! He also knew exactly what he was doing whilst up in the air (I felt 100% safe).. Especially when we were due to land - the scary bit. It was a very bumpy landing but he made sure everyone knew what they were to do as we expected the basket to tip due to the wind speed. He landed us very well and everyone on board had a great time! It was nice to celebrate after with a glass or two of champagne and a little buffet breakfast back at the meeting point!
I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Orlando area, it was such a great experience and not badly priced!

A few points to be aware of...
1. Make sure to use the toilet at the meeting point as that is the last place you will see one until after the experience.
2. If you feel the cold, take a light cardigan/ jumper. It's not too cold up there, roughly the same temperature as ground but as it's early in the morning it's not very warm.
3. Try not to wear flip flops, as I did. Your feet get very wet on the grass whilst setting up.
3. Remember your camera!! Lots of photo opportunities.

5  Thank Laura M
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