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Thompson Aire

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Address: 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
Phone Number:
+1 407-421-9322
This attraction is at Walt Disney World

This is one of those DO NOT MISS attractions. 7 days a week at sunrise...

This is one of those DO NOT MISS attractions. 7 days a week at sunrise Thompson Aire offers Hot Air Balloon flights in the Disney world area. A three to four hour adventure that will have you talking about it the rest of your life. Float effortlessly over the tree tops and see the real Florida from literally a birds eye view! See areas of swamps and forest untouched by human hands. Wildlife is everywhere and photo opportunities are endless. Flight program is offered each morning at sunrise and includes a pre-flight briefing with the pilot, a one hour flight, Champagne ceremony, full buffet breakfast and first flight certificate. Reservations are required. Book online. Reduced rates for ages 10 to 15 and children 9 and under are FREE with a full paid adult.

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This company cannot be beat!!!

I purchased this experience for my husband's birthday. The entire experience was amazing, topped of by our pilot, Jon!! The experience starts with assisting in the inflation of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richmond, Indiana

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Richmond, Indiana
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I purchased this experience for my husband's birthday. The entire experience was amazing, topped of by our pilot, Jon!! The experience starts with assisting in the inflation of the balloon. That, itself, is awesome. The take-off cannot even be felt. The baskets have seats. Flight time was near an hour. Very intimate and individualized. Jon was quite informative, experienced and... More 

Thank Tammys66
The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW What a delightful experience. A lovely family owned operation. Was apprehensive at first but less anxiety than a ferris wheel ride. Very safe and secure. Every aspect of the day was truly outstanding. Put it on your BUCKET LIST...I promise you that you will not regret it.

Thank LeeW474
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my partner informed me that we would be taking a balloon flight whilst on holiday in Florida, I was scared at the thought, we watched videos of large baskets with 15-20 people on board which really concerned me. Having viewed Thompson Aire's website, my mind was put at ease by their experience and description of how the day would... More 

Thank GSenkyy
Norwich, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole event was superbly organised. Cannot fault anything about it. Even Jeff's jokes were quite good. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank DavidA689
Portage, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My husband surprised me and booked us a hot air balloon to get married on during sunrise! All I can say is WOW! The ride itself is so peaceful and smooth, unlike anything you could ever imagine. We could see out about 60 miles all around us and even saw Cinderella's castle at Magic Kingdom from a view that most... More 

1 Thank breannahowens
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ride. Capt. Jeff is the best. Most experienced balloon pilot. Watched other operators during our flight and would not use anyone but Thompson aire. Highly recommended. You get your champagne toast, and then buffet breakfast at the hotel. Sure beats the picnic lunch the other operator offered.

Thank Jayb1rd
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A little late on the review front but wanted to post one. My boyfriend and I visited Orlando last year and one of the first things we decided to book when planning was a balloon flight. I had previously flown with Jeff when I was on holiday with my family in '05 and then again in '08 after we found... More 

1 Thank PenLovell
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's an early morning start, for sure but with with good reasons. This experience simply left me wondering "how time can move so slowly and yet pass so quickly" (whilst we were in the balloon); it was like being in a hurry to go nowhere, and yet we travelled miles. Short and sweet it was simply stunning. A must do... More 

Thank Stephen H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Jeff and Kim (the pilot) were the best hosts we could ever have hoped for as we took our 1st air balloon ride this morning. In the pre-brief, they were great at explaining everything simply for us and our 9 & 11 yr olds, placing us well at ease with their confidence, their explanation of the science of flying (when... More 

1 Thank 2468Traveller
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Everything about the experience was wonderful, more than expected. Jeff, our pilot was knowledgeable, highly experienced and entertaining. It is a family business and they all are great people. The ground crew is outstanding also. With this company and our pilot's credentials and 40 year long history of safety we knew we were in good hands. My 80th Birthday gift... More 

Thank jackie B

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