Here are some things to remember.
Maingate Lakeside Resort
7769 W. IRLO BRONSON MEM. HWY.
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34747
From I-4 or Kissimmee
To Find the Maingate Lakeside take highway 192 west.
From I-4 Hwy 192 is Exit number 64. Go WEST on hwy 192, pass the entrance to Disney
World and continue west on Hwy 192, 5 traffic lights.
The hotel will be on your right at the 5th light, right behind
From Hwy 27 area.
If you are staying in a villa on Hwy 27 take
hwy 192 east Keep your eye out for the highway 429 overpass.
Once you pass under the 429 count 4 traffic lights and turn left.
right behind Walgreen's
This is an out door sport! Balloons need large areas to launch
and to land. This means open fields like Farms, Cattle Pastures
and hay fields and large open and often UN-KEPT land. This
means tall grass, Cows, Bugs, Ants and many other items
associated with large open areas. O did we say OUT DOORS..
We do not choose what fields happen to be lined up with the wind
direction on any given day. SO... Assume your shoes will be
soaked and have mud all over them and your pants will be wet all
the way up to your knees.
THEN when we land somewhere nice you will be thrilled and when
you wear sandals or flip flops you will understand why we are
all laughing. O did we say OUT DOORS..
On a serious note. Fire Ants are everywhere in Florida. Watch
where you walk and where you stand. If you stand near a colony
or on a mound they will swarm and begin to bite you. They are
painful and if you are bitten enough you may need medical
attention or an antihistamine to combat the swelling.
O an by the way. There
are no snakes.. We put a sign up that says "No Snakes Allowed"
The Really Really important Stuff!
You must call 407-421-9322 between 5 and 7 pm the night before your
You must be on time for the 6am pre-flight meeting.
If for any reason you are running late or lost, CALL 407-421-9322
Bring your cameras!
Print a copy of the instructions.
Be prepared to smile a lot!
There is no sensation of motion in a balloon. No need to take
any sort of motion sickness medication.
Flights are weather permitting. The Pilots decision is FINAL.
Your safety is our badge of honor and we will not tarnish it.
- If you are being picked up at your hotel we will confirm your
pickup time at check in
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you must... You
can call and cancel by phone only. We will remove you from the
calendar! If you do not see your name removed call us back.
- You may want to have a small snack before your flight.
This is a lot of activity for an early morning and we do not eat
until after the flight.
Our Flight Time is
determined by sunrise. WE CAN NOT WAIT for you. We
must stick to the timetable that mother nature sets. Do
not be late, we will leave without you! We can not stop
sunrise and neither can you. Be EARLY!
You will understand after your
fail to check in the night before your flight do not be surprised if
you end up at the Maingate Lakeside Resort alone! If the weather is not
good we will not be at the hotel.