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Address: 533 Edgewater Dr, Polk City, FL 33868-6704
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+1 813-240-4844

Founded in 1998, Balloons and Beyond is backed with over 30 years of...

Founded in 1998, Balloons and Beyond is backed with over 30 years of industry experience. Balloons and Beyond provides personalized hot air balloon rides.We fly 7 days a week in the Walt Disney World Resort area of Orlando as well as Kissimmee, Polk City, Auburndale, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Tampa, Haines City, Cypress Gardens & Sebring. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise, Balloons and Beyond has established a memorable relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime!

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My First Hot Air Balloon Ride 🎈

I've been wanting to do this since I was a little kid! I finally did and was way more nervous than I anticipated, but YOLO!! Bob made the experience amazing!!! He let us enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
April W
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I've been wanting to do this since I was a little kid! I finally did and was way more nervous than I anticipated, but YOLO!! Bob made the experience amazing!!! He let us enjoy it, showed us the area (over 4 miles and up to 2600 ft), and explained how it works w/ weather and all. He was really nice... More 

Thank April W
Mound, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Bob was a great host. He and his team made us feel like we were part of the team and community. It was a great flight and a beautiful day. Afterwards, we heard about some of the history of ballooning and had champagne and Mimosas with the traditional toast. I would recommend Balloons & Beyond to my friends and family.... More 

Thank Eric P
Davenport, Florida
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

I highly recommend this ride. It was beyond my expectations and definitely will go again. The weather was indeed perfect and Bob and team made it fun and relaxing for an early morning venture. Both taking off and landing was smooth and enjoyable. The sight below was simply fantastic. Make it a must, then you can describe the feeling and... More 

Thank Ann S
Lakeland, Florida
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Our 1st Balloon ride. Weather was perfect that Sunday at 6am. Bob Carlton owner and Pilot Kurt and others were also very kind, good at what they do and helped make our 1st trip a wonderful memory! You can trust them to take care of you, be safe, stay in contact with all the people involved concerning weather and safety.... More 

1 Thank Deborah H
Loughman, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Enjoyed the flight especially the launch site!!! Beautiful ride!!! Bob and his team gave us "First Class" treatment. It was my husband & my 36th wedding anniversary!! Our song is "If you believe in Miracles". Bob and his team made a Miracle come true for us today!! We really enjoyed everything from setup to take off and landing. Bob &... More 

2 Thank NavyVeterans
Samoset, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This was an outstanding experience!!! Even for the faint of heart. Our pilot Curt eased the anxiety of the birthday boy and one less item on the "Bucket List". The team of guys are very personable and comedic. A must do!!!!!!!!

3 Thank Bruce S
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I had a great time today. Bob was great we meet at the time he said and went to find the best place to take off. It was a great ride I will go back. Thanks again Bob and to the chase van Dave thanks too.

2 Thank Timothy G
Gainesville, Florida
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140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our balloon ride! From set-up to landing this is a truly unique experience. The pilot and crew were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We had spectacular views of the Tampa area with educational commentary about the area from our pilot. It was so peaceful floating through the air. What made it even better was watching... More 

2 Thank EmilyB6

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