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Compare Us With Our Competitors


Not all balloon rides are created equal. There are several behind the scenes factors to consider when taking a balloon ride. Safety, Skill and Comfort are hard to evaluate when shopping for a low price and booking a balloon ride online. We have tried to eliminate this effort for you with our Competitor Match Special.

* Magical Adventure Balloon Rides Price Guarantee - Magical Adventure Balloon Rides will match any direct competitor's published price for similar flight package, based on date and time of flight, flight location and space available. Booking with Magical Adventure Balloon Rides guarantees you the best service at the lowest price available.

We do not price match third party daily discount promotions. These programs come with very limited availability, retrictions or other limitations - if you can even get your ride! The adage is true, you get what you pay for. We've tried to warn consumers of the dangers of these third party promotions, but competitor reviews and public complaints speak for themselves.

We are a small family business and deeply care about your hot air balloon ride experience. We hire local employees. We answer our own phones. We fly our own balloons. We don't artifically inflate the price of your balloon ride above market value to make you think you got a deal at 51% off - when you really didn't.

The reasons to pick us over our competition?

Safety - Our company meets the required California and Federal Insurance limits for Hot Air Ballooning. Although we've never needed it, our insurance policy is with A+ rated Houston Casulty Insurance Company and our policy number is AV 015589-012. We have a perfect safety record. Believe it or not, some balloonists operate with inadequate or expired insurance and may be reluctant to provide you with their insurance information.

Skill - Our company is staffed by professional, seasoned Commercial FAA rated balloon pilots experienced in the areas we fly. Each pilot has a minimum of 20 years of flying experience and 2000+ hours flight time. We don't make baseless claims of # passengers flown and total combined years/hours of experience. These claims do not reflect the ability of the actual pilot flying your balloon. Our pilots have the local knowledge of the flight zone, launch and landing areas, and are without incident or accident in their pilot record. This translates into the longest and safest flight possible. Our staff of pilots are part of a professional race team that competes internationally. We own our equipment and do the flying - you are not dealing with a middle man when you book with us.

Comfort - We strive to give you the best experience possible in ballooning. We know that you'll return and or recommend us if we do our job right. The more intimate and involved we can make your flight - the more rewarding for all of us. That's why our balloon equipment and ground vehicles are new and include the latest comfort features, like doors in our baskets. That's why our packages offer more little features than our competitors. That's why we fly less crowded balloons, so it is more of a balloon experience and less like a bus ride. That's why we use premium local champagne instead of the cheap stuff. We don't cancel rides and pretend it was due to the wind or weather because we lack enough passengers to make the flight profitable. We don't shorten the flight just to save costs.

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