We went for my 40th birthday! It was easy breezy getting there and taking off, and there were only a few of us on each balloon unlike other companies that cram 15 people together. The pilot was amazing! He’d been flying for 20 years. He landed us in the exact same spot we took off, and we saw another balloon company literally land on the side of a busy street. I don’t mean to talk crap but I almost booked with another company that was slightly cheaper and I’m so glad I didn’t. I’ll be coming back to California Dream next time someone else wants to try riding in a hot air balloon!