Monday, June 23, 2014

Up up in the air in a magical balloon! Experience a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Orlando Balloon Adventures #RockYourVacation

*** I received an all-expense paid trip to FL, courtesy of Experience Kissimmee, to experience these great attractions.. My opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.***

One of the thing I have wanted to do ever since I was a little girl was to go up in a hot air balloon. There is just something about being up there way above the city and being a bird of sorts. This was a bucket list item for me that is for sure. So when I heard I would be able to  go on a hot air balloon ride with Orlando Balloon Adventures, I was beyond excited. For this trip we were up with the birds, literally and figuratively, up at 4:30am heading for the flight.
Did you know that hot air balloons can take off at sun rise and can only fly once a day? It has to do with the safety, and the win, the win are the most easy to work with for the balloon operators early in the morning, then later in the day they are more unpredictable.  Some who may be concerned with taking a hot air balloon ride, need not be. Orlando Balloon Adventures went over and over and over again every weather test, they were meticulous.
  They even checked with other hot air balloon companies, to see if all was well. There was no competition there was only safety for the flight in mind. If everything was not perfect, we were not going to fly, that was it… there was no messing with safety. The winds cooperated and we were ready to fill the balloon and soon we would be ready for the flight.

"Have you ever wanted to feel like a bird gently gliding through the skies. Well it's time for your Orlando Hot Air Balloon Adventure. It's an amazing feeling that I'm sure you will want to do more than once. It's a peaceful feeling that words cannot explain. Calling this just a balloon ride would truly be an understatement. Somewhere between Heaven and Mother Earth lies your Orlando Hot Air Balloon Adventure. Mother Earth is only a few feet below and you can really appreciate her beauty from here. View nature as you've never seen it before. It is not uncommon to see deer, turkey and an array of birds and predators. Every flight has a memorable moment for me and I'm sure that you'll have one too."

The balloon was immense, and it was really cool seeing it expand and grow before our eyes. I was so excited! Soon we would be ready for my lifelong dream to come true.  It was time to get in and lift off! Everything happened so fast, before I knew it we were up, going up up up in the sky. It was amazing.  You just never know where the wind will take you in a hot air balloon, would we fly around the edges of Walt Disney World? 

Or will the balloon take us over Orange Groves or even the Green Swamp? Well we were a bit between some swamp and the orange groves. We went up 2000 feet and traveled just about 3 miles in one hour. It was breathtaking being up so high, seeing so much and just feeling like a bird this was priceless!
The balloons are made to carry two to four passengers, the larger balloons can carry six to ten passengers. The gondolas are partitioned with padded sidewalls for your protection.  At Orlando Balloon Adventures, you can plan for a romantic adventure, or a family adventure it is up to you. They have special gondolas, with an additional partition so that couples can have a more private romantic experience. Orlando Balloon Adventures is the only hot air balloon company in the area to offer a separate compartment for couples to enjoy the flight.

To plan your Hot air Balloon ride, make your reservation, here . A great option for a family is the Sunrise Balloon Adventure, This package includes:

  • Transportation from the meeting site to the launch site and back
  • Approximately 1 hour Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Champagne, Orange Juice and pastries after the flight
  • OBA Souvenir Post Card
  • Cost: $159 per Adult / $99 per Child 6-12 yrs.
 Looking for a bit more? Orlando Balloon adventures has charter balloon flights for up to 10 people. This would make a great group outing, a trip you will all never forget.  Staying in Disney, with no car? Well don’t worry Orlando Balloon Adventures offers hotel pick up for a small fee.

If you are looking for something to do in Kissimmee that will be an amazing never to forget experience, why not check out  a hot air balloon ride from Orlando Balloon Adventures. As Orlando Balloon Adventures say,  "Your adventure is only a sunrise away".

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Have you ever wanted to take a hot air balloon ride?


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  1. I would love to take a Hot Air Balloon Ride! Your pictures looked incredible, and getting to soar over the top of the landscape looks like so much fun. I have to ride a Hot Air Balloon someday.

  2. What an incredible experience. This is definitely on my bucket list.

  3. I might be a bit scared, but it does look like lots of fun - WEEEEE!

  4. Wow! That looks like such a cool experience!

  5. This is certainly something that is a once in a lifetime experience. I am deathly afraid of heights, so it will not be on my bucket list.

  6. What an amazing experience! Hubby is terrified of heights so dont see him doing this but I think it looks fun!

  7. Oh wow this looks like a lot of fun. My husband would jump at the chance to try it, I am afraid of heights but might give it a try --- one day.

  8. that looks so awesome,,but no not for me,,id be too scared,,but it looks like you guys had fun

  9. How neat, I've alwasy wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride.

  10. I've wanted to do that for quite some time! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. This looks like fun but I'm afraid of heights, so I don't know idf I would be able to enjoy it, but I would try!


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