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“Fantastic Bucket List Experience!!”

Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides
Ranked #7 of 37 Tours in Tucson
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Owner description: Exciting and comfortable hot air balloon rides for 2-6 people featuring picturesque views of the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro National Park, west. Flights include a deluxe continental brunch with a champagne/sparkling cider toast, and digital photos of your flight. Foolish Pleasure prides itself as a family owned and operated business. Dan Ewer, certified FAA hot air balloon pilot, is 100% accident free. Lorrie Ewer, an ordained minister, is available per request for marriage ceremonies.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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“Fantastic Bucket List Experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

What a ride!! We had the priviledge of flying with Dan and Lorrie and their ground crew on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. They do an absolutely amazing job of making this thel ride of a lifetime!! The peace and serenity felt when gliding through the air is a feeling unlike any other!! I think that this has much to do with the pride and attention to detail that Dan and Lorrie and their crew put into your experience. There is no fear nor worry...they are so knowledgeable and friendly and put you at ease instantly. The morning we flew the weather was perfect, the flight over the mountains breathtaking, and the landing as gentle as could be. It was almost surreal. We enjoyed every aspect of our flight....from booking to saying thank you and good bye...it was a true pleasure!!

Visited January 2014
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dlewer1, Owner at Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your kind words and also enjoyed taking you on such an awesome experience! It was nice meeting you and hope you will join us again one day. :)


Thanks so much,

The Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Team
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Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
“Up and away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I decided to surprise my husband with a hot air balloon ride for his 60th birthday and chose Foolish Pleasure for this bucket list event. What a great choice! Dan and Lorrie and crew made our experience truly special, despite complications with weather. Due to some unexpected wind, we were unable to launch on our scheduled date, but luckily were able to reschedule a week later. As we were visiting from Canada, we were understandably a bit anxious about whether our special offer would be good if we couldn't take off the second time, but Lorrie assured us that the offer would be good until we could get up in the air! That's great service.

Happily, we were able to achieve lift-off early the second morning. There is just no way to describe how peaceful and beautiful it was floating over the desert mountains watching the sun rise. We were up in the air for about 45-50 minutes and it was heaven! After a smooth landing, we were treated to a delicious brunch and toasted our safe journey with mimosas. A perfect end to a perfect morning!

Visited December 2013
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dlewer1, Owner at Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thanks Allison and Grant,

It was nice meeting the both of you and were very pleased that the second time around went without a hitch! :) Thanks for flying with us.

The Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Team
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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
“Wonderful People to balloon with!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Dan and Lorrie along with their crew were very kind and made ballooning a great experience for us. We felt safe at all times and also felt the adventure of ballooning. Pilot Dan made sure we could see the sights of the Saguaro National Park and the landing could not have been more gentle. The brunch afterwards was lovely and delicious and they were entertaining us as well! I'd recommend their balloon company to anyone.

Visited November 2013
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dlewer1, Owner at Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review Jill. It is passengers like you that make ballooning fun for us! :)

Thanks again,

Lorrie
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I surprised my girlfriend with a balloon ride for our 7 year anniversary and we both enjoyed it very much. Dan, Lorrie, and the crew made the whole experience very enjoyable and for us, first timers, they made us feel safe at all times. It was breathtaking watching the sunrise while we coasted over the saguaros and mountains. After the flight they drove us over to a park where we had mimosas and delicious homemade breads, crackers, cheese, salami, and chocolate covered strawberries. Dan then delighted us with the history behind ballooning and wraps up with the Balloonists prayer while the whole crew joins in. I highly recommend Foolish Pleasures to anyone considering ballooning, I promise you will not be disappointed!!!

Visited October 2013
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dlewer1, Owner at Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review Melia. It is passengers like you that make ballooning fun for us! :)

Thanks again,

Lorrie
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“Very pleasurable and certainly not foolish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We met Dan and Lorrie at 0515 on a September morning for our flight. My father had not ballooned previously so was quietly apprehensive but Dan’s friendly & competent style soon put him at ease. The sunrise from aloft was wonderful; we flew over the mountains of Saguaro National Park West and then were almost skimming the tops of the cotton bushes growing in the fields below. We landed some 45 minutes later just north of Marana and had an excellent post-flight champagne breakfast; we particularly remember Lorrie’s carrot cake !

Dan, Lorrie and the team were professional and knowledgeable throughout and we have no hesitation in recommending them for a balloon flight.

Visited September 2013
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dlewer1, Owner at Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. It is passengers like you that make ballooning fun for us! :)

Thanks again,

Lorrie
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