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disnut
27-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Has anyone tried a helicopter or hot air balloon ride over Orlando and if so do you have a recommendation for a company to go with? We'd like champagne and the whole thing if we get up that early to do it :lol:

Kate
28-05-2009, 05:00 PM
We did the balloon ride when we went last year - it was lovely and i would recommend it. We booked it through Virgin at our welcome meeting, we had to be up early as we were picked up from our hotel at 5.15am, then taken to another hotel to collect other people. The balloon flight lasted about 45mins - 1hr i think, then we landed and had some champagne and back to the hotel for breakfast (champagne and breakfast included in the price).
It really was lovely, so peaceful up there. One piece of advice though, if you do go ahead with it make sure you wear a cap cus that flame is blooming hot on your head!!!!

lisaw
28-05-2009, 05:07 PM
We did a hot air balloon ride years ago and we were lucky enough then to go right over the top of Disney, don't think they can now though unfortunately. Can't remember the company but I know it had a tie in with Church Street Station and Rosie O'Gradys. Sure the company isn't still around though.

Would highly recommend a balloon flight though it was a fantastic experience and one of the highlights of all our Florida holidays :yes:

Kate
28-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Just lost a big post - for some reason my internet explorer shut! Anyway, to cut along story short they arent allowed to fly lower than 3000ft over disney now cus of terrorists threat.
Might be the same company as they were irish which sort of ties in with the rosie o'grady bit
Here they are: ~ Hot Air Balloon Rides in Orlando, Florida with Orlando Balloon Rides (http://www.orlandoballoonrides.com/)

lisaw
28-05-2009, 05:24 PM
That could well be the same company Kate :yes: Such a shame they don;t go over disney anymore - we got lucky as we started off trying to take off near Seaworld but the wind wasn't right so we had another go at another location and that worked which meant we flew right over MK - it was about 7am so saw the park getting ready for the day :D

Kate
28-05-2009, 05:31 PM
That mustve been lovely to see!