Orlando Balloon Rides is the Premier Balloon Company in Central Florida and is the largest passenger ride operator in the USA. We fly thousands of people a year in balloons specifically designed and engineered for passenger comfort. We have recently added America’s Largest Hot Air Balloon to our current fleet of three 16-passenger balloons. This new balloon towers more than 11 stories high (112 feet tall), carries 24 passengers, and is filled with nearly a half-million cubic feet of hot air.
We are proud of our 100%, unblemished safety record. All our balloons have the latest safety features including partitioned baskets, which the Federal Aviation Administration has deemed the safest way to fly. Our reputation has been built over many years and Orlando Balloon Rides is held with great regard not only by the ballooning community, but also in the travel and tourist industry.
Our ballooning adventure is a three to four hour experience that begins at our base of operation. After traveling to our chosen launch site, the balloon team will start the inflation process. Passenger participation in the setup is welcome. Once the balloon is ready to fly, all the magic begins! This one hour flight will be filled with varying breathtaking sights over Orlando and the theme park area.
During the flight, your professional and personable pilot will point out spectacular sights of the area from the theme parks and beautiful resorts to the orange groves, forest, and swamps that have been untouched for thousands of years. On landing, a traditional champagne toast is held to celebrate our wonderful adventure. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
Non-participants can come along and watch the chase crew and join in for a small charge.