Hot Air Balloon Ride
Daily - 6:00 AM
*Pending weather and pilot availabitly
- Over 35 years of accident free experience, all pilots are FAA certified
- Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly 1,500 feet off the ground
- Enjoy a traditional champagne toast when you land as well as an all you can eat breakfast buffet
- An angelic day you'll remember for a lifetime!
- For a private ride for your group, check out our Private Balloon Ride!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cloud? Well, now you can find out firsthand with an exciting hot air balloon ride.
Not only will you experience the thrill of wingless flight, but you will be able to see all of the area's great attractions.
We meet approximately one hour before sunrise and after selecting our launch site, we will head out to begin the inflation process for your hot air balloon adventure.
As a passenger you become a "Designated Crewmember", joining in the inflation process and learning firsthand about ballooning, before you climb aboard for your majestic balloon flight.
There is magic in the air in Central Florida, and what better way to see all that Orlando and the beautiful Central Florida countryside has to offer than with an early morning sunrise balloon flight.
As one of the premier balloon operators in Central Florida, your balloon provider has been operating continuously and accident free since 1987. All pilots are commercially licensed and insured, with over 20 years experience flying in Orlando and Central Florida.
This is an aerial adventure that you will never forget!
Participants must be at least 6 years of age and individuals weighing more than 200 pounds may be required to purchase an additional spot on the balloon.
All flights include a traditional champagne toast, a First Flight Certificate and an unlimited and scrumptious breakfast after the flight.
3-4 hours with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
You will be in the balloon with up to 8 passengers.
Yes. "The chase package" is available for $20 per person and is available at the time of booking. See FAQs for details.
This experience is very weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of unfavorable weather, your experience provider will work with you to reschedule your flight for a mutually convenient date.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Dresses are not recommended. Wear hiking boots or tennis shoes that you don't mind getting a little wet. Please do not wear sandals or heels since you will be walking in fields and the ground is usually wet with dew. Dress in layers wearing natural fiber type clothing for cooler weather.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
Are spectators allowed?
Spectators may purchase "the chase package" for $20 per person to be paid at the time of booking. "The chase package" includes: Attend the pre-flight briefing. Ride along to the launch site! Watch the assembly of the balloon and the inflation. Photograph the launch for your friends. Then jump on board our trucks and ride with our professional ground team down to the landing site. Watch while your friends and family come in for a beautiful landing right in front of you while you take pictures all along the way. Participate in the champagne toast and then return with all of us for the all you can eat Breakfast Buffet. You literally do everything the fliers do except the flight! All for $20 per person.
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"OH MY GOODNESS... THERE AREN'T ENOUGH ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE! Amazing, Fabulous, Breathtaking, Wonderful, Just sheer aaahhhh... Peaceful, Quietness, Graceful... I could just keep going on & on. Its just something you have to Experience for yourself! Just AWESOME. It was a true Once in a Lifetime Experience! The Hot Air Balloon Ride with Thompson Aire was Definitely something I will always Remember and tell others about. So Please with our flight. It was as gentle as a bird flying through the air. and to get to see & help put the balloon together & watch it from beginning to end was quite a treat! Our Pilot was very knowledgeable, and has a lot of experience, he explained everything on a level that everyone could understand! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks Cloud 9 Living for an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! "
"My daughter and I enjoyed the time spent from start to finish. Mr. Thompson and all his crew made it a great start to our day."