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Lancaster County Hot Air Balloon Ride

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    Select from a sunrise or sunset hot-air balloon flight over Lancaster County. The meeting point is across the street from the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn on Old Philadelphia Pike. The early morning flight begins at 6 a.m. while the evening flight launches at 6 p.m.

    Watch as the crew prepares and inflates the balloon. Feel free to ask questions and/or lend a helping hand. The pilot will explain the safety rules, then it’s into the gondola for lift off.

    During the flight, enjoy the breathtaking scenery over Lancaster County farmlands, including the towns of Reading, New Holland, Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, Ephrata, and Strasburg. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the headwaters of Chesapeake Bay.

    When it’s time to land, the pilot will offer a reminder of the safety rules before a light touch down. Enjoy a glass of champagne in a traditional toast with some snacks and receive a flight certificate commemorating the journey.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was a great experience. Lancaster is a beautiful and peaceful place to take a hot air balloon ride. The staff was great. I suggest purchasing the balloon ride through a hotel package as the price including lodging and dinner & breakfast cost just a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Kathy C
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I took my first hot air balloon ride last night. My daughter and granddaughter are uncomfortable with heights but even they enjoyed it. You would think that standing in a basket looking at farms 2-3,000 feet below would be frightening but everyone had a relaxing...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SandyK640
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We enjoyed a 6am hot air balloon ride and floated over Lancaster Counter for over an hour! It was an early wake up call but worth the views. It was beautiful; we took plenty of pictures! Our landing was smooth. Kudos to the pilot and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 2ndwind1120
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My 23 year old son and I had a fabulous time on our hot air balloon adventure! It was like floating over beauty. We felt very safe and had such a relaxing and fun time. Our pilot was terrific. I won a gift certificate 25...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Momcol03
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The weather made scheduling a little frustrating but that was no fault of anyone but Mother Nature. It was well worth the wait. We had a beautiful day, the crew was very accommodating and the ride was amazing. Such beautiful views over the Lancaster County...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Pat B
    31 July 2018|
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    They lay the basket on it's side. You scoot in and lay there until the balloon fills. Then the crew tilts the basket upright. The balloon takes off. Landing is the same. The basket will end up on it's side. You crawl... More
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