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World Balloon is a famous giant balloon ride attraction in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A balloon pilot Keith Fear owns the World Balloon company. He inherited the company from its original owner who wanted to maintain the operation of the ride in Albuquerque as the oldest balloon ride in the southwest. All hot air balloons are operated by licensed balloon pilot

The World Balloon offers four major flights experience. The Champagne Flight is one of the most popular flights among the four. The preparation and flight journey take about four hours from the pick-up time from the hotel up to earth landing. The main balloon flight to Rio Grande Valley takes about one hour. After the landing, continental breakfast and refreshments will be served together with World Balloon?s memorabilia like Flight Certificate and lapel pin. Another flight that tourists can choose is the Exclusive Flight. This flight is best for couples and families who are celebrating special occasions like wedding anniversary, birthdays, wedding proposal, or a get-together trip. The balloon will be prepared exclusively for the guests. It also includes light continental breakfast, champagne toast, lapel pin, and Flight Certificate as well. The City Light Voyage, on the other hand, offers a very unique hot air balloon experience when the skyline of Albuquerque sprinkles from below during a dawn flight. It is similar to the Champagne Flight except for the time of the journey. The earth landing same package also goes with City Light Voyage.

The last World Balloon flight and considered as the most anticipated flight is the Balloon Festival. The ordinary scheme of hotel pick-up is not being offered during the duration of the event that is typically held on the first week of October. The celebration kicks off five mile west of the Balloon Festival Park. There are simultaneous flights in the air where colorful hot air balloons take their one-hour journey. Aside from continental breakfast, champagne toast, and World Balloon memorabilia, the crews annually share the history of the festival of Hot Air Balloon and the ceremonial champagne toast every earth landing.
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