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World Balloon is Albuquerque's original balloon ride! We pride ourselves on providing World Class Balloon Rides in the Albuquerque area year round. Please join us for the experience of a lifetime!
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6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2710
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Let’s preface this by saying that I am really scared of heights. I get vertigo, anxiety, you name it. I was really worried about this. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Pilot Randy was professional and friendly. It was a gorgeous morning. Saw a coyote near the water...More

Thank cyndia442
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I grew up in Albuquerque, this was my first hot air balloon ride (at age 60)! The pilot, James, and his crew were wonderfully attentive to all the passengers and made the flight an unforgetable experience. I was actually flying on the first...More

Thank davidntammy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James and Chuck were amazing pilots along with an awesome ground crew! Me and a couple of girlfriends went for a ride and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everything was smooth and seamless from the start to finish! Everyone was very professional and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only add a good rating to all the other ones on Tripadvisor! The spot for take off is easy to find, just park behind the Panda Express and you will see the crew right next to it in the field. Our pilot Murray...More

Thank Ingridlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a relaxing, beautiful experience this was, I had no idea how serene and wonderful riding a hot air balloon would be. Randy (our trusty pilot) and the Chase Crew were friendly and pleasant from start to end. Our pilot explained safety and landing protocols,...More

Thank NPE10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome event from start to finish ! You get to see the whole set up and talk to the knowledgeable staff about ballooning. The trip itself was lovely and the landing couldn’t have been smoother. Randy, the pilot, was experienced and his Chase Crew was...More

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great first ride for my granddaughter. Pilot Murray is experienced and provides an interesting commentary. Skimmed the Rio Grande, which I hadn't done before. Landed in downtown Albuquerque - expertly done! Nicely competent ground crew. Highly recommend flying with World Balloon.

Thank GoGoGrana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First class experience! From booking through the champagne toast this was an impressive experience. Murray was our pilot and made the flight very memorable with his wittiness & knowledge, but most importantly his skill as a balloon pilot.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family really like this activity and rate it as the best during a 15-day road trip. If you ever travel to Albuquerque, don’t miss the ride with World Balloon. It’s Sunrise ride timing is perfect. The dedicated balloon team is very professional and has...More

Thank Dongting H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Murray and his crew made my first balloon ride just perfect. Everyone involved is so nice. Everyone should try a balloon ride. I can not wait until I get to go again.

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James S
30 August 2018|
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Response from LoveMyGators | Reviewed this property |
Passengers must be able to climb in and out but call them and ask. They are very helpful.
Jordan S
8 July 2018|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
Hi Jordan, You are 4 miles away, but most of the time we are in the same prevailing wind pattern so we are all generally moving the same direction. It isn't the same as launching within a group of 500 balloons for sure... More
Christine M
19 August 2017|
Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
Unfortunately not during Balloon Fiesta. We can carry up to 14 people per balloon. We actually adjust capacity per balloon based on everyones weight so we know it stays comfortable for everyone. If we can help in any... More