Hot Air Ballooning in Orlando

Orlando is known for theme parks and good weather but there are also many outdoor activities to try in the area. While I was in Orlando, I went on hot air ballooning for the very first time. I wanted to share some tips about the amazing ride in this post.

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We went hot air ballooning with Orlando Balloon Rides. It was an hour-long flight thousands of feet above the treetops. It provided a spectacular opportunity to enjoy sites around Orlando from orange groves to theme parks. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to be so breathtaking!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of shares about her experience hot air ballooning in Orlando, Florida.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of shares about her experience hot air ballooning in Orlando, Florida.

I recommend going at the earliest flight time which is at 5:30 am. The sunrise is so dreamy to experience while hot air ballooning. The views are amazing and it makes for great photos. On top of the it is super relaxing to just be floating in the air. I actually got to see someone get engaged which was so sweet.

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A special thanks to Josh for joining me on this trip and taking my photos.

I would bring a snacks, a camera (obviously) and a jacket. Its kind of cold if you are on a flight in the morning. I wore a shorts and a tank top and I wasn’t very cold but others on the flight were freezing.

One of the best things about the hot air ballooning experience was the sweet humans that run it. They are so kind and caring, making the experience even better.

Have you ever went hot air ballooning?

This post has been sponsored by Visit Orlando. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me. 

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  1. Amanda wrote:

    how fun is this?! I’ve never been in a hot air balloon! Was it a little scary?

    Posted 1.28.19 Reply
  2. Sabina Patrascu wrote:

    Beautiful pictures! And I’ve always wanted to do this, but I’d be afraid to look down.


    Posted 1.29.19 Reply
  3. Your photos are stunning. I’m so jealous that you get to go on so many fun adventures!

    Posted 1.29.19 Reply
  4. Amber B. wrote:

    Oh my gosh, this would be such an amazing (and freaky) experience! Love the photos!

    Posted 1.29.19 Reply
  5. XO Kerry wrote:

    Ahh that looks so fun and also scary! I’m not sure I could do it!

    Posted 1.29.19 Reply
  6. Jenny wrote:

    I have always wanted to go in a hot air balloon. It’s totally something on my bucket list.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  7. Tara Liston Fuller wrote:

    this looks so fun! i’ve never been up in one and keep telling myself i’m gonna do it one day!

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  8. Deborah wrote:

    Wowowow, this sounds like such an amazing experience! I’d LOVE to fly in a hot air balloon!

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  9. Hannah Becker wrote:

    Oh wow! I’ve never been ballooning but this looks like so much fun!!! What awesome pics!

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  10. Alix Maza wrote:

    This is so cool! Going for a hot air balloon ride is on my bucket list.

    Posted 1.31.19 Reply