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HOT Air Balloons! They don't call it a HOT Air Balloon for nothing!  Call (210) 201-4959 for more info.

The Flight

Smiley Balloon Takes Off

The balloon flight experience begins with arrival in San Marcos, New Braunfels, or Round Rock, TX.  We will take you to one of our 60 launch locations depending on weather.  A dew-fresh dawn or perhaps dusk, the sun rising or dipping on the horizon, provides the background for your introduction to pilot, passengers and crew.  A formal safety briefing, a murmur from an audience of fascinated onlookers and the intriguing task of balloon inflation begins as slowly the vast  Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides envelope fills and takes shape, to stand eight to ten stories high.

Air Balloon Fires Up

You might want to get involved, you might want to help steady and hold the balloon down as she strains to fly; most of our passengers do, it's up to you.  A while later and a few blasts on the burners will lift you, as silently, majestically you climb beyond the treetops and then higher still.  You might pick a leaf or two from slender upper branches as your pilot skillfully allows them to brush the basket.  Now you're on your way, you're airborne and for an hour or so, you'll fly wherever the winds take you.  Quietly, you'll view your world a little differently, in a way that you will never forget.

Deflating at the end of a ride

Following you on the ground will be the  Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides chase crew, scheduled to rendezvous with you at the pilot's chosen landing site, where you'll enjoy the traditional bubbly toast.  Following your flight you will receive an email with a link where you will be able to print your commemorative flight certificate (thus guaranteeing your name is spelled corectly), signed by both pilot and your crew chief, ensuring your dream will never fade.