Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. Local Getaways

Hot Air Balloon Week: Take a hot air balloon ride over Disney World

See also

We are in the heart of Hot Air Balloon Week. This fun holiday runs for the entire week, Jan. 19-26. When you add a little Disney magic to your hot air balloon experience you create a memory that will last a lifetime. Not only can you get tethered hot air balloon experience right on Disney property, there are many Orlando area companies which offer tours and rides that will give you the best possible view of the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts.

A popular attraction that has flown over the skies of Downtown Disney is Characters in Flight operated by Aerophile. This attraction takes you up on a tethered hot air balloon ride that will give you a breath taking view of the Disney parks, resorts and the surrounding Orlando area. Cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children. Flights do not take off under certain weather conditions including rain and high winds.

Let’s take a look at some of the top hot air balloon companies in the Orlando area.

Orlando Balloon Rides

Orlando Balloon Rides depart daily at sunrise near Disney. Prices start at $185 for adults and $95 for children. Flights are one hour, include a champagne toast and souvenir flight certificate. For more information contact Orlando Balloon Rides at 800.586.1844 or email

Thompson Aire

Takes tours over the skies around the Walt Disney World area of Central Florida with Thompson Aire. Prices start at $185 for adults and $105 for kids ages 10-15. Kids ages 5-9 are free with a paid adult ticket. Group discounts are also available. Hotel pick up is available for $15 per person. Discounts and other packages are also available. For more information about Thompson Aire call 407.421.9322

Bob’s Balloon Adventures

Travel all over the Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney World and Davenport areas with Bob’s Balloon Adventures. From above you will see Florida’s amazing and breathtaking wildlife and scenery. Prices start at $175 per person, with specials and group discounts available. Children under 90 pounds are only $90. Tethered flights are also available for group events and weddings. For more information about Bob’s Balloon Adventures call 877.824.4606.

Orlando Balloon Adventures

Orlando Balloon Adventures has been covering the Orlando and Kissimmee areas since 2002. Take a magical flight over the southern corners of Walt Disney World. Flights depart at sunrise seven day s a week. Costs start at $159 per adult and $99 for children 6-12 years of age. Group rates, special promotions and Discounts available. Hotel pick up is available for an additional fee. For more information about Orlando Balloon Adventures call 321.229.4213 or email at

Hope this helps you select a hot air balloon company to help you celebrate Hot Air Balloon Week during your visit at the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Happy vacationing!

To keep up on the latest Disney and other travel ideas, tips, reviews and news “like” my Facebook page - WDW Travel Examiner - or follow me on twitter @WDWTravelExam. You can also “Subscribe” to my page by clicking the button near the top of the page.


Today's top buzz...

  • Google patents contact lens camera
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Tech Tips
  • Glen Campbell
    Learn all about 'Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,' a documentary of his final tour
    9 Photos
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Thomas Haden Church
    Thomas Haden Church's thoughts on his latest film ‘Heaven is for Real'
    'Heaven is for Real'
  • Soft drink fine
    South Carolina man faced a big fine for refilling his drink at the VA Medical Center
    Strange News
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket

Related Videos:

  • Eggs on display
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517294296" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Merlin Entertainments unveils major expansion plans in Orlando
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517724885" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • California Living 2014 Hitchcock "The Birds" Movie Scene Tour Movie Trailer
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!