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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
It's an amazing experience, there's completely enough time for you to take pictures and record videos while still having the rest of the ride to actually take it in and really enjoy. It's great because you can help inflate and deflate the balloon and then get on and say"I helped do this". And it will be super memorable. The only con is that the max number of riders are 6, not including the pilot.
This was an amazing experience! Our pilot was amazing and provided an unforgettable experience for my wife and I!
My son and I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely do it again.
Good time but very painful to schedule due to weather. Overall good experience
Although it is noted that the scheduling is not guaranteed, the customer service when your flight gets cancelled it horrific. I spent 4 months trying to get a flight and still have been unable to.
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Although they said they would update their voicemail for the sunset trip by 2pm, every time I had reserved a spot, the update came too late in the afternoon for someone in Chicago to make it out in time. Fortunately, the times I did reserve were all cancelled due to weather. As my expiration date neared, they did not respond to whether they would honor the vouchers next year as I tried to redeem them in good faith. I don't know how to contact a live person, as their phone goes to vm, and contacting them through the website has not gotten me an answer.
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The best event I ever attend. The crew members are super nice. Very friendly and flexible. The view is great in the air. We can't wait to go back and try the sunset tour.
Great experience. Beautiful scenery. Very friendly staff and pilot. Highly recommend.
The crew was so nice and knowledgable
From Our Editors
Floating high above the earth makes your troubles seem a world away—up there, it's just you and the breeze as you gaze out on Illinois's rolling farmlands and spot the Chicago skyline in the distance. Thanks to Chicago Balloon Rides and its fleet of vibrant hot air balloons, you can experience life as a bird or a very cautious cloud. The FAA-certified pilots lift off with groups of up to six passengers, and also helm private tours for two made even more romantic with champagne, fresh-baked pastries, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
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