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Orlando Hot Air Balloon Rides: Tips for Your First Flight

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to soar above Orlando, guided only by a gentle breeze? Next time you are in Orlando experience it for yourself with a hot air balloon ride over the Walt Disney World area. Whether you are traveling solo, with your partner, or with the kids, it’s the perfect new activity that is sure to add a little something special to your Orlando vacation.

Soar Over the Walt Disney World Area

If you’d like to float over some of your favorite Orlando attractions, considering booking your hot air balloon ride with Painted Horizons. They’ve been safely guiding visitors on lofty tours of the Disney area since 1991, and anyone ages 7 and up is welcome on their flights. All their pilots are FAA certified so you know you are in good hands.

Once airborne, your pilot will guide the balloon over Orlando, treating you to some spectacular views. Depending on wind direction, you may travel as high as 3,000 feet above the ground. After you land, you’ll be treated to a complimentary champagne breakfast including pastries, cheese, and crackers. Sparkling cider is available as an alcohol-free option.

Preparing For Your First Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Wear Closed Toe Shoes

You’ll be standing for the entirety of your flight, and depending on which flight option you choose, there may be several people sharing the basket with you. Make sure to choose comfortable, closed toe shoes for maximum comfort.

  • Bring Your Camera

The Painted Horizons crew will be available to snap a photo of you just before liftoff so you can share you adventures with the world. Once in the air, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to capture aerial shots of Central Florida. Don’t forget to bring the camera strap, too!

  • Be Flexible

Hot air balloon rides are dependent on the weather, so be advised there may be last minute cancellations. If that is the case, your flight will be rescheduled for the next available flight date.

  • Get a Good Night’s Sleep the Night Before

Winds are calmest just after sunrise so your hot air balloon ride will be scheduled in the early morning hours. Getting good rest beforehand will help you make sure you arrive on time and with plenty of energy to enjoy your flight.

Rest up at Rosen Inn International

Of course, when it comes to getting a good night’s rest, it is crucial that you choose the right Orlando hotel. Rosen Inn International offers spacious rooms with Simmons Beautyrest® pillow top beds, perfect for a restful sleep. Plus, it’s just a 10 minute drive to your hot air balloon ride at Painted Horizons so you’ll enjoy a calm morning the day of your flight. Book your Orlando hotel room today by calling 407-996-1600.

Rosen Inn International

Universal Orlando

6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

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Orlando, FL 32821

Rosen Inn International

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Local: 407-996-1600

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Orlando, FL 32819

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