- Hot Air Balloon Ride for One on a Weekday: Monday–Friday Morning
- Hot Air Balloon Ride for One, Any Day: Monday–Sunday Morning
- Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two on a Weekday: Monday–Friday Morning
- Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two, Any Day: Monday–Sunday Morning
Orlando Balloon Rides
You could say that Orlando Balloon Rides' crew of FAA-certified pilots is impressive, but that would probably be an understatement. One has flown across the English Channel three times, another trained stunt pilots for the Bond movie The World Is Not Enough, and a third manned a balloon up to the stratosphere. It's a good thing they're so talented—and have an unblemished safety record among them—as they fly one of the largest balloons in the Western Hemisphere.
The 11-story, 425,000-cubic-foot behemoth can carry up to 20 people in its 1,600-pound basket, which is made of aircraft-grade steel and basket-grade wicker. Or put more simply, an average balloon can fit inside this balloon. Whether flying in this or a more traditionally-sized balloon, passengers are treated to expansive views of orange groves, swampland, Orange County mansions, and sometimes, a certain magical kingdom on the horizon's distance, which actually isn't a mirage. After any flight, a champagne toast contributes to what USA Today called a "spectacular sunrise adventure" and one of Orlando's 10 most romantic attractions.