Flying Experiences

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Woodstock, CT

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Woodstock, CT

Experience the world the way ground-bound travelers never do on this amazing Hot Air Balloon Ride!  

  • Take to the skies on this shared ride with your FAA-Certified hot air balloon pilot
  • Enjoy 3 hours of awe-inspiring fun as you explore the Connecticut countryside
  • Capture lasting memories with your fellow fliers as you take in picturesque views
  • Hitch a ride back to your vehicle with the ground chase crew following below
  • Commemorate your airborne adventure with a celebratory champagne toast!
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

June through November:
Daily - Sunrise & Sunset

Essential Information
  • Pilots are FAA-Certified
  • This is a shared balloon ride
  • Minimum age is 4 years old; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum height is 4’ tall
  • Maximum weight is 250 lbs
  • Maximum combined weight is 750 lbs
  • Water and a champagne toast are included
  • Special pricing available for children under the age of 10, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for pricing
3 hours total with approximately 45 minutes of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This experience is available for up to 5 participants per basket so long as the total combined passenger weight is under 750 lbs.
Family and friends are invited to watch the balloon launch and perhaps follow the balloon chase vehicle.
Weather Dependent
The itinerary may change based on weather. Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear casual, comfortable and weather appropriate clothing and sneakers that are comfortable to climb in and out of the basket.
How high will we fly?

Balloons normally fly between 2000 and 3000 feet, all within federal aviation regulations.

What does it feel like?

Once aloft you will notice no turbulence or wind movement as you become one with the air currents. The feeling is one of peace as you drift over treetops and float over the countryside in a gentle, panoramic harmony with nature.

How fast will the hot air balloon go?

The speed of the balloon is determined by the speed of the wind.

What kind of balloon will I be flying in?

You will be flying in an Aerostar ax8.

Is this ride handicap accessible?

Yes, the balloon has seats which will accommodate those who can't stand for 45 minutes as well as older or very young passengers.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed at least 5 days prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule directly with the experience provider.


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