Balloon animals may look cute, but even the horses are incredibly hard to ride. Board a more buoyant balloon with today’s Groupon from Orlando Balloon Rides in Kissimmee. Choose from the following options:
- For $79, you get a hot air balloon experience valid before February 29, 2012 (a $175 value).
- For $89, you get a hot air balloon experience valid before May 15, 2012 (a $175 value).
- For $105, you get a hot air balloon experience valid before December 22, 2012 (a $175 value).<p>
The experience includes:
- A 60-minute hot air balloon tour
- A complimentary buffet breakfast and champagne
- A commemorative flight certificate<p>
The insured FAA professional pilots at Orlando Balloon Rides provide narration during spectacular open-air climbs into the clouds. Each sunrise ride meets at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration about one hour before sunrise (anywhere from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., depending on the month) with up to 18 passengers per trip. Once prepped, air-bound voyagers watch as the balloon fills with hot air and a can-do attitude before it lifts them skyward for a 60-minute tour of greater Orlando. Riders will take in panoramic views of Florida’s expansive natural preserves, Disney World, and the urban skyline from their vantage point above the treetops but still below the elevation at which clouds are edible. On touchdown, all guests will cap their adventure with a champagne toast, a commemorative flight certificate, and a hearty buffet breakfast. The entire experience lasts three to five hours.
Groupon customers kiss the stratosphere inside Orlando Balloon Rides’ prodigious new addition, the Goliath, the country’s largest hot air balloon. The Goliath puffs a more than 11-story envelope with nearly 500,000 cubic feet of heated air, and is designed to transport up to 24 passengers or up to one Godzilla.
Orlando Balloon Rides
During 29 years of drifting through the Florida skies, Orlando Balloon Rides had already amassed an impressive fleet of gargantuan flying inflatables when a new balloon arrived. The product of an ambitious factory in Spain, the newcomer holds more than 400,000 cubic feet of hot air and stands as tall as an 11-story building. Four times the size of the average hot air inflatable, it's among the most massive hot air balloons currently flown in the United States.
Now reigning as a popular vessel for the company's sunrise tours, the mammoth balloon can fly away with a basket of 24 passengers as it commands the skies, dwarfing most clouds and giving the Goodyear Blimp an identity crisis. From any of Orlando Balloon Rides' baskets, passengers take in high-altitude views of Walt Disney World and the city's skyline, sights visitors rarely get to see from above. Each of the company's hot air balloons is piloted by an FAA-certified pilot who also serves as a knowledgeable narrator of the scenery below.
2900 Parkway Blvd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747