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Review of Bob's Balloons

Bob's Balloons
Ranked #14 of 120 Outdoor Activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Allow me first to thank Bob and his very friendly and fun crew especially our pilot Mark for such a breathtaking and amazing experience we had .The flight plus the services totally met our expectations and to what reviews I read previously , our journey kicked off with a pick up from our hotel then we stopped in an exit station where all other passengers gathered we took again another van in search for a proper spot to lift the balloon off which took about 15 mins .

During the set up you might be asked to give a hand which was nice thing to do , rest assured it was absolutely effortless and unlike what I read here and there.

From the first moment when the balloon gradually started to fly we all went like ' WOW' amazed and jaw dropped .We flew over beautiful views in Orlando for about an hour and in landing we were flying over the woods so we had no choice but to land over the next farm house which appeared later it belongs to a space astronaut named " Story Musgrave ". Bob and his crew also prepared simple and nice breakfast for us served with Champagne and orange juice while we were having the breakfast we were surprised to see Mr. Musgrave joined us who took pictures and autographs with him .Bob concluded our trip with a free recoded video of our flight in a shaped cool balloon flash memory .. Definitely it was a brilliant and experience of a lifetime,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

5  Thank M_Habib84
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

To start off I would like to thank Bob and his crew for an amazing experience ,that's another tick of my bucket list.
During the busy summer period Bob managed to book myself husband & daughter for a flight the very next day which was brilliant.it was an early start ,but hay that's no bother just remember Bob does that every morning just for us... It's worth mentioning for men that are a little thin on top wear a cap those burners generate some heat and yes close toed shoes are a good idea ,you don't know where you are going to land.getting into the balloon is no biggy there is always someone to help and there are stepping holes on the side of the basket.it's also worth spraying urself down with mossi spray as it's humming with the little bleeders at that time of the morning. The ride was amazing ,breath taking which lasted just over an hr .after packing up we where driven to a site and had a champagne continental breakfast .the whole trip from start to finishing was around 3 1/2 hr ,worth every penny .thanx Bob xx

1  Thank yellowbelly1968
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

I booked Bobs Balloons on the basis of the great reviews here on Trip Advisor and it certainly lived up to all my expectations. It is a great way to spend a morning in Orlando, which doesnt involve theme parks, shopping etc!
The early start is well worth it, we saw a beautiful sunrise over Orlando.
The flight itself is beautifully smooth, calm and quiet. We floated over swamp area for the duration of the flight and had a fun landing in a local friendly neighbourhood!
The champagne breakfast was a really nice touch after the flight.

I would highly recommend taking a balloon ride with Bobs Balloons. He goes that little bit extra to make it a fun, hands-on and special experience.

1  Thank Comeragh1
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We found Bob's Balloons here on Trip Advisor. Even though we had to wake up and meet the crew by 0545 the trip was worth every penny. Bob and his staff were professional, kind, and caring. My 11 year old son was nervous and they put him right at ease. The trip was smooth and beautiful. Bob was very informative and the 360 views were fantastic. We helped get the balloon in the air and pack it up. At the end we had some snacks and champagne! Then to top it off we were given a zip drive in the shape of a balloon with videos of our experience! Bob has thought of everything to make the trip fun and memorable. Wear close toe shoes. You must be able to climb into the basket. There were 5 of us in our basket including Bob....the other balloon had 3 including their pilot. We will do this again! There is about an hour travel and set up time, an hour of air time, and an hour of picnic/ wrap up time including packing the balloon and travel back.

Thank L_M_142
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Bob and Bobs Balloon is a fine business. We had a great time and a smooth flight. Views of Disney, Celebration, Golf courses, houses trees.. etc. Unlike some of the other balloons we saw Bob stays close enough to the ground to enjoy the view not making everything look like ants. The basket is big enough for 6 plus Bob to stand without moving much. After landing they prepare a champagne toast (x-large bottle in our case ;) ) with cheese crackers and fruit. For those of you who like to interact with the setup of the balloon, Bob will ask if anyone wants to assist. A video is given to you on a flash drive when you leave (which I cannot comment on yet as I haven’t had time to look at it yet). (1 note, the “fire” is above your head and can feel hot especially for taller people)
Overall Bobs Balloon was a great part of our trip… definitely recommended.

1  Thank rishir
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