Hot-air-balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.
$155 for a Hot-Air-Balloon Ride ($250 Value)
FAA-certified hot-air-balloon pilots whisk passengers into the sky for aerial views of the landscape below before landing for a post-flight champagne toast. Ride admission also includes a first-flight certificate and a lapel-pin keepsake.
Though Fun Makers sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
For a quarter of a century, Fun Makers' licensed, FAA-certified pilots have guided thousands of passengers skyward during hot-air-balloon tours of Ohio's lakes, valleys, forests, and rolling plains. Pilots update their training annually to stay informed on ballooning guidelines, and each sendoff begins with a passenger orientation that briefs guests on flight basics, personal safety, and how to deflect dive-bombing ostriches. After touching back down, passengers commemorate their voyage with a champagne toast and a first-flight certificate. In addition to hot-air-balloon rides, Fun Makers' staff travels to large and small events at colleges, festivals, and churches bearing a variety of portable entertainment including rock-climbing walls, bungee trampolines, and mechanical rodeo bulls.