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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked a hot air balloon ride for me and my 16 year old twins,got Uber to site at 5.30 am.met mike our pilot who gave us a warm welcome.set off in van with ballon in trailer.after visiting 1st site for take off the wind was going in the wrong direction so left and traveled for 10 mins to next site.watched two balloons get blown up which was impressive,had safety talk and climbed aboard with 14 other people.mike started filling the balloon with gas as the other balloon set of and went over the horizon we shortly followed in the same direction and slowly made height,the views were amazing as we made our way threw the morning mist and rising sun,flew for around an hour with lots of information from mike of the surrounding area.the views were fantastic off Disney down town Orlando,golf courses the town off celebration,swamp lands and all the eye could see.we went up to around a thousand feet and traveled at about 6/10 miles an hour.both balloons were in constant communication to help and advise on air flow and wind direction.after an hour we started to descend to the landing field.we got close to trees and touched down with a big bump then went up again and after the 3rd attempt after scrapping a couple of trees,over a lake we were safely back on safe ground.we had a crew of vans and helpers to meet us with a champagne toast.we then were taken back to headquarters for coffee and snacks.we bought our pictures from the photographer who took pictures of us on takeoff and were each given a certificate of flight.mike was an amazing funny informative skilled pilot who made us feel safe and in very professional hands,he knew when to crack a joke but also knew when to make us all do exactly what was needed in flight and on landing.the whole crew from the photographer to all of the ground staff were professional friendly and made the whole experience the best thing me and my boys have ever done on any Holliday.the whole experience was amazing and will never be forgotten by me and my boys who at 16 years old are hard to please at that age,I’ve never seen them smile so much.you must do this if visiting Florida.better than any park or roller coaster.thank you so much mike and crew for the best time ever.if ever back in Florida we will be back ballooning.any one who reads this,do not hesitate,just book and have an experience of a life time.many thanks from Graeme max and zac

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Burnsy147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 0530am for the signing of our lives away ! The office, balloon team and Mike our pilot made us very welcome. There were 18 people for our adventure of a life time. After arriving at our balloon launch site just off the I-192 we were given our safety instruction's. At 0630am we lifted and WOW what a fantastic sight, drifting over the Orlando area. We were airborne for a good hour + and gaining the dizzy heights of 2000ft ! Upon landing at a small airfield we helped pack the balloon away and toasted our fellow passengers with Champagne or Orange juice who were here on this balloon trip with Anniversaries, Birthdays or just for the thrill of it.
Orlando Balloons made everybody most welcome ............ A BIG THANK YOU

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnaholmes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It might surprise you to know that there's a whole big world outside the theme parks of Orlando and there's no better way to experience it than with the Orlando Balloon Ride Company. With convenient hotel pick-ups and drops offs, your early morning ride will take you well about the chaos of Orlando as you float over the countryside the few seldom get to see. Your ride ends with a great champagne breakfast. This is the surprise of a lifetime for those that want something extraordinary. There were 3-count them -3 proposals on our flight plus a couple that got married. I guess you could say the romance was definitely in the air.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank snshine123
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Orlando_Balloons, Manager at Orlando Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We couldn’t agree with you more! Thank you for the super review and insight into our adventure. You are so lucky to experience a trifecta of a morning with all these love that was in air. Thank you so much and please come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great ride ! Our pilot , Mike and his team were exceptional! Loved every minute of this trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Natasha J
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Orlando_Balloons, Manager at Orlando Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Five stars! We are so lucky. Thank you Natasha.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on our first Hot air balloon ride with our pilot Mr. Wonderful and the rest of the people in our balloon. He was funny, knowledgeable and happy to share stories. The ride itself was breathtaking. We would do it again for sure.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Orlando_Balloons, Manager at Orlando Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mr. Wonderful is so great and we are happy that he helped make your time with us extra special. Let us know you flew with us already and we will be sure to give you a special return customer treat.

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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were lucky, we drifted over the Disney area. Fantastic once in a life time experience. It was totally AWESOME!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dean A
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Orlando_Balloons, Manager at Orlando Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the five star review! We think it’s awesome also and are so happy you enjoyed flying with us.

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