Hot Air Balloon Ride

Lebanon, OH

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Enjoy the serenity of floating over the magnificent Ohio countryside with nothing but the occasional blast of the burners to disturb the peace!

  • Fly with a 5-Star rated provider on TripAdvisor who has been in the balloon business over 30 years
  • Watch in awe as your captain and crew inflate the balloon before your eyes
  • Float effortlessly through the air as you soak in stunning views from thousands of feet above
  • Enjoy a traditional champagne toast upon landing!
Lebanon, Ohio
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Daily - Morning & Afternoon Departures
*Departure times vary due to seasonality

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Essential Information
  • Complimentary bottle of water and champagne toast provided (non-alcoholic alternatives available)
  • Must be at least 6 years of age or older to fly
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Passengers must be at least 48 inches tall to see over the basket
  • Passengers must be in good physical health and capable of standing for at least 2 hours unassisted and climbing in and out of the basket
  • Expectant mothers and individuals with heart conditions, back, hip, knee, and ankle problems and those prone to fainting spells or who have had recent surgery (within 6 months) are not permitted to fly
Approximately 3 hours total with about 45-60 minutes of actual flight time.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
Up to 4 per balloon. For parties larger than 4 passengers, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts directly at 866-525-6839 for pricing.
Family and friends may watch the launch from the field. Seating is limited so it is advisable to bring your own chairs.
Weather Dependent
This experience is extremely weather dependent. Generally, a launch is not feasible when the wind exceeds 8 mph or if there are storms or low visibility within a 50-mile radius. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. Conditions are typically most favorable for May-October flights.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Long pants are recommended for all flights and layers are advised during winter flights (rather than one warm garment). No high heels, sandals or open toed shoes.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include, pilots/crew will be checked and temperature taken prior to your arrival, office will be sprayed / wiped down prior to your arrival, and they HIGHLY request all passengers wear a face covering when in close proximity to others. Pilots/crew will be wearing their face masks in your presence, balloon equipment/basket leather and chase vehicle interior will be sprayed/wiped prior to your boarding. Sanitizer will be available throughout your experience start to finish and rest rooms are available for hand washing. Our partners reserve the right to take your temperature upon check-in. Any person’s temperature over 100.4F will be asked to remain 6+’ from all others and boarding denied.

Additional safety guidelines to be aware of: Social distancing can be achieved throughout your experience, except during flight and transportation post flight back to the office. This cannot be avoided due to the nature of the sport of Hot Air Ballooning. As the staff will use a face covering, we ask of you the same. Upon balloon boarding, your crew chief could be within 6 feet until launch. Standard flights may have two pilots on board. Pre & post flight, we ask to adhere to 6+ feet from others, and any spectators that may show up upon landing.

We ask only one person from your group to check in with all the paperwork, others please remain outside. Our partners kindly request that all participants who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area to reschedule your experience. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Will there be other passengers on my flight?

Likely, yes! This hot air balloon flight is for up to 4 passengers. You may be combined with another group if booking less than 4. If you need to book a flight for a group larger than 4 passengers, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts directly at 866-525-6839 for pricing.

Can I help inflate the balloon?

Absolutely! It is encouraged for passengers to help with the inflation and deflation of the balloon. It is a huge part of the experience, after all!

Is it cold in the balloon?

Temperatures during your flight will not vary greatly from the temperature on the ground. As long as you dress appropriately for the weather, you will be plenty warm. Layers are recommended so you can adjust your temperature as needed. 

When is the best time to fly?

Hot air balloon rides are extremely weather dependent. Typically, the best times to fly are just after sunrise or a few hours before sunset. Though flights are available year-round, the most favorable months are May-October.

How safe is ballooning?

Hot air ballooning is considered one of the safest forms of flying. The balloons comply with all FAA regulations and undergo frequent inspections. In fact, your provider is also a Certified Repair Station for hot air balloons - you can be sure the balloons are in top shape!

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 all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 72 hours prior to your reservation date/time to do so. Rescheduling will be subject to a $50 per person administrative fee. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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