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Thompson Aire

7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
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One of the best days we had

I can highly recommend these pilots they are great. I booked the flight for our family of 6 , two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andy E
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One of the most amazing experiences of my life!

Simply the best balloon company? Absolutely, positively without a doubt! For our first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy B
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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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7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
This attraction is at Walt Disney World
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can highly recommend these pilots they are great. I booked the flight for our family of 6 , two adult , two teenagers, and two younger ones. I had booked it for the Tuesday and on the Sunday the weather looked not to great...More

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best balloon company? Absolutely, positively without a doubt! For our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife I gave my husband a certificate for a hot air balloon ride with Thompson Aire. Due to our own scheduling conflicts and the weather we had...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter said it was her best birthday present ever. We had a blast. I was a little nervous about how a 6 year old would handle it. She was amazed. We will be back. Thanks for the amazing time.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

First time trying this I thought it would be exceptional doing it in America! Truly an amazing experience, collected from the hotel which was a good bit out of the way, and brought back to the city! The sights are amazing. Great staff. Just an...More

Thank Ceallachain
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We have flown with Capt Jeff and his crew six times now, and the experience never fails to delight! The whole thing from start to finish is a memory to cherish. We got married in 2012 on a balloon flight with Thompson Aire and every...More

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Captain Jeff Thompson is truly and utterly amazing! He made me feel completely comfortable and safe while riding on the hot air balloon. Capt Thompson also conducted my engagement proposal and I must say I was truly surprised and amazed. Him and his crew made...More

Thank Cameni R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

From the very beginning Jeff Thompson was everything you could ever want in a Balloon pilot and businessman. From discussing the best options to take my wheelchair bound mother in the basket to going into detail about how and why the wind/temperature affects the flight...More

Thank Aleasha F
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went for my husbands birthday and had a great experience. Even if you are afraid of heights, this is an ideal trip. Jeff is very personable and you can tell he loves what he does. He is very conscientious and safety is his top...More

Thank aufsh
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We were doing things the other balloons weren't. Really going places it felt you could only get to in a hot air balloon. Also, Jeff was the absolute best. Beyond having every most awesome and rare certification, his energy was perfect.

Thank Alberto S
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We started off our morning being picked up from our hotel at 5am - Geoff was lovely, really friendly and welcoming! We were driven to a hotel where I signed a waiver, we were given a brief safety talk, met the other people who were...More

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Phillip C
12 January 2018|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you go on the Thompson Aire website, you can do your booking on there. If you want a private flight, where there is only the two of you in the basket, it is charged slightly more, but is well worth it as you have the... More
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Kandarp003
15 September 2015|
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Response from ThompsonAire | Property representative |
Capt. Jeff here We do not reccomend the balloon flight for children under the age of 5. Please see "What about small children" or our Frequently Asked Questions page at ThompsonAire
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