Orlando Balloon Rides

A typical vacation to Orlando usually involves heading to places like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios, and a number of other theme parks.  If you are a golfer, you book a couple of rounds on the side to enjoy some of the best Florida golf courses, and the dining and shopping found in and around the area is enough to keep you busy for a couple of days at least.  There are just so many things to do in this haven of good weather and sunshine, but have you ever considered booking a flight on one of the many Orlando balloon rides?  A hot air balloon ride Orlando style involves soaring over the attractions for a bird’s eye view where you drift with the winds and enjoy the silence of floating.  Orlando balloon rides start at the break of day, as the natural earth around you begins to come to life.  If you have never had the opportunity before to take to the skies as such, be sure to book a hot air balloon ride Orlando on your next vacation to central Florida for an experience that you will never forget.

There are a number of different hot air balloon ride Orlando companies, ensuring that at some point during your next vacation to the area you should have every opportunity to enjoy this “uplifting” experience.  Just be sure the night before your ride that you get to bed early, as flights begin just after sunrise when the winds are at their lightest.  Many companies will pick you up at your hotel, or you meet at an arranged place where an initial briefing by your pilot takes place.  Often, the site of your launch is dependent on wind and weather conditions, and most rides last for about an hour.  However, you will want to reserve at least 3-4 hours out of your day for the whole experience.  Getting the balloon ready is the first stage of actually getting off the ground, and with most companies you are encouraged to help if you so desire.  Part of the preparation for Orlando balloon rides usually involves safety checks and last minute answers to any questions you might have.  There is no such thing as a stupid question either before, during or after your hot air balloon ride Orlando.  Four eyes are better than two, so if you have concerns about any obstructions you might consider dangerous during your flight, feel free to speak up.  Safety is the main concern during Orlando balloon rides, and every company is focused on making your experience as safe as possible. 

As far as what to wear during a hot air balloon ride Orlando, you should dress comfortably as possible and as you might for a country walk.  Long trousers and flat shoes are recommended, and dress in layers to maximize your comfort.  With the cooler temperatures during winter months, it is usually recommended to dress for how the weather feels on the ground, as the burners will keep you warm in the balloon.  As you set up for and disembark from Orlando balloon rides, you might encounter wet or muddy fields, so keep that in mind.  You might also consider bringing a hat to wear during your hot air balloon ride Orlando if you are thinning on top, as the radiant heat from the burners may leave you feeling a bit “hot-headed”.  Other than that, just remember to bring your camera.

Disney area balloon rides Orlando give you an interesting perspective of the theme parks below, and these unique Florida tours in the sky allow you to see all the surrounding lakes of the area from above.  Sometimes, during your Disney area balloon rides Orlando, you can spot alligators drifting along area waters, and you may just spot a bald eagle sharing the sky with you. 

Most Disney area balloon rides Orlando companies operate 7 days a week and rates vary a bit for each, but the average price you should expect to pay is around $185 for a single adult, and somewhere around $100 for Jr. Adults.  Children 9 and under usually ride for free, and rates for private Orlando balloon rides for couples will typically run you around $575.  Many companies will pick you up if you are staying at one of the nearby Orlando hotels or Kissimmee hotels.  More often than not, most companies like Orange Blossom and Magic Sunrise Ballooning, offer a ceremonial champagne toast at the end of your ride, as well as a post flight all you can eat breakfast buffet.

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