Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Rides

Seattle Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Rides

For residents of the Seattle, Wa. area our sunrise hot air balloon ride customers usually meet at the Woodinville McDonald’s in Woodinville, WA, which is just east of I-405 and south of SR 522. (click to see a map of our Woodinville launch location). Occasionally (depending on wind direction) we may meet at our Snohomish launch point, and fly from a suitable launch location near there.

Meeting Time for Seattle Sunrise Flights

If you are scheduled for a sunrise flight, we generally meet at the meeting location at 6:00am. Once all passengers have arrived, Over the Rainbow will transport you to the best launch location near the meeting point.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Schedule

Meeting Time: 6:00 am
Launch Time: About 6:45 am
Landing Time: About 8:00 am
Champagne Toast: About 8:15
Return to Vehicles: About 9:30

Note: All Times Are Approximate!

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The Woodinville to Redmond Flight

If the winds are coming out of the northwest, your balloon ride will take you from a launch location near Woodinville (there are several), and fly you and your party over some of the most beautiful landscape in the United States. To the east, you may be able to see the foothills of the Cascade Range, to the west, the beautiful metropolis of Seattle and it’s surrounding cities.

The Redmond to Woodinville Flight

When the winds are from the southeast, you will still be able to see pretty much the same sights as the Woodinville-Redmond flight. The only difference should be that the winds will be taking you away from the sunrise in the east.


The Champagne Toast

After you are safely on the ground, the pilot and crew will set up a champagne toast for you at the landing site. As you sip champagne the pilot will regale you with the story of how hot air ballooning originated (and the unique connection between champagne and ballooning!), and share with you the Balloonist’s Prayer.

Return to Your Vehicles

After the experience is over, we will take you back to your vehicles at the meeting location for you to continue your day. We do recommend taking in some of the local world-famous attractions like the Matthews Cellars Winery or Chateau Ste. Michelle, another fine winery in the Woodinville area. There is also a good chance for a fine dining lunch at the Herb Farm a local 4 star restaurant, also located in Woodinville. In all the entire excursion will last about three hours.

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