What You'll Get
Defying gravity requires moon shoes, a first name preceded by super, or a few canisters of liquid propane and a large wicker basket. Step inside a world of hot air and bobbing bliss with today's Groupon to Dream Flights USA. Choose between the following options:
• For $140, you get a weekday hot air balloon ride for one person (up to a $280 value).
• For $170, you get a weekend hot air balloon ride for one person (up to a $340 value).
Dream Flights USA scoops up civilians at a predetermined location, roughly 45 minutes from Knoxville, for an approximately 60-minute sampling of soaring serenity. Though the flight's departure location and path depend on weather conditions and wind patterns, each tour offers a scenic ride over vast geographic areas, granting passengers a bird's-eye view of the picturesque landscape and guardian bird people.
The adventure begins with the crew inflating the hot air balloons in front of the soon-to-be passengers, immersing them in the airborne action to come. After loading passengers onto the balloon's gondola, Dream Flights USA's pilots will launch the craft into the sky. Bring along a camera to capture your ascent to a place where birds come in Vs and wind dictates direction. All Dream Flights USA pilots are commercially licensed and have decades of experience rising toward the clouds.
Baskets often hold up to 16 people, making this perfect for those who wish to meet fellow sky-seekers or as a romantic getaway for married octuplets. Each Groupon is good for one person's admission aboard the futuristic aero-vessel, so grab two and bring a special someone, or just grab one to finally escape them.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must sign waiver. 230lb weight max, additional fee if exceeded. Additional fuel surcharge may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dream Flights USA
When Richard Arnold bought his first hot air balloon, his dreams for it were humble: he wanted to use it as a flying billboard for his jewelry store. The technicolor balloon caught so much attention, though, that it snowballed into a separate hot air balloon business.
Today, Dream Flights USA offers airborne adventures across the country, and Arnold—who now has more than 25 years of flying experience—is one of its seasoned pilots. He and his team helm bird's-eye-view tours of scenic terrain, celebrity homes, and beautifully maintained crop circles. In accordance with ballooning tradition, pilots and passengers can celebrate each successful tour with a champagne toast.