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“Awesome experience from start to finish!”

Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over the beautiful North Scottsdale and Sonoran desert area. We provide our guests a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate and locally crafted delights.We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official ride operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event. Call to reserve your flight today and check this once in a lifetime experience off of your bucket list!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our original flight was canceled due to wind conditions, rescheduling was painless, communication was great! This morning was wonderful- all questions answered, great instruction, fantastic pilot - Steve, and hard working fun crew! Interesting facts about the area pointed out so we didn't miss them. After posting pics- my Mom commented this is on her wish list! Will be purchasing a Gift Card for when she's in the area! Nobody should miss this experience! Fantastic! Thank you!

Thank AlexandersVM
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

We are sorry about the cancellation! However we are super excited that we were able to fly you. Since you are sending mom on another flight when she is in the area, we also fly in Albuquerque, NM if she is in that area as well.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I took an enjoyable hot air balloon ride last Saturday that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to do something a bit different. Everything was handled very well and the company's crew was top notch!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you for your review! please join us again for another Sonoran adventure.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went on a balloon ride today and it was a great experienc.
Crew member Jeremy was very informative about the local plants etc , and a Great sense of humour.
Our pilot was good at his job. Interesting take off and landing.
They were very well organized and do there job extremely well.
I would recommend anyone who is thinking of going on a Hot air balloon ride to do it. And consider using Rainbow Riders. A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

Thank Craig M
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

So glad to hear that You and your wife had a great experience with us. We love to hear all about it. Thanks for joining us please come again for another great experience.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Rough 2013 with cancer treatment and 2 operations, with two more ahead of me. I have always loved hot air balloons and when I found myself in Phoenix for the Arena Swim Meet, I could not resist. Steve and all the crew were awesome. Little things, like using our camera to take our picture and providing a champagne toast at the end were unexpected surprises. Thanks so much to all!

Thank Rose L
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

we are so glad to be able to check your bucket list. We hope that you make a full recovery. Please come to fly with us again. In addition thanks for letting us know that you had a wonderful trip with Steve and the crew.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Al was a terrific pilot. He was knowledgeable & we felt confident of his skills. The whole experience was outstanding!

Thank Judyl28304
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thanks for your review. Way to go Al and crew! We want to meet you all your friends and family. Bring them out.

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