Dream Adventure USA owner Richard Arnold began ballooning as a way to advertise his jewelry business, but quickly discovered customers were as excited about skimming the treetops as they were about adorning themselves in karats. Now, accompanied by his wife of more than 18 years, their children, and a team of dedicated crewmembers, Arnold takes passengers of all ages on memorable airborne adventures in 10 states. Upon arrival at the takeoff location, passengers watch the giant orbs inflate, then step into baskets that hold as many as 16 people. The licensed pilots fire up vessels to soar as high as several thousand feet, giving participants an unobstructed and unique view of the surrounding scenery. After landing, each flight experience finishes with a champagne toast or celebratory Gatorade shower.