Rohr Balloons hot air balloon rides McKinney TX

The Best Rated Hot Air Balloon Rides in North Texas


Rohr Balloons offers the best hot air balloon flights in Texas! From shared flights with other passengers and private flights for couples, to tethered rides at events and large group accommodations, we offer a variety of solutions for everyone wanting the hot air balloon experience from a locally owned and operated business.

Rohr Balloons-locally owned and operated hot air ballooning

Each passenger receives:

*The videos and photos are taken by the ground crew or pilot, not professional photographers.  Unedited photos and videos are posted and shared following the flight that passengers are welcome to download and use or share on social media. However, given the variety of conditions and winds, no guarantees are offered as to the quality of photos and videos provided.  Please feel free to bring your own cameras or hire a professional photographer if desired.

What To Bring on a Hot Air Balloon Ride


Consider your hot air balloon ride like any other outdoor excursion. Here are some items you should bring to help you prepare for the expected and the unexpected:

  • Hat/ball cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Dress for the weather:
    • Jacket, gloves, and layers in winter
    • T-Shirt or lightweight shirt in summer
    • Long Pants you can easily move in
    • Comfortable, close-toed shoes (sneakers)
  • Sunglasses
  • A small cross-body bag, fanny pack, or backpack, or enough pockets so you don’t have to carry a bag.

an unparalleled aerial experience

Rohr Balloons, a premier hot air balloon company helmed by aviation enthusiast Brian Rohr, offers an unparalleled aerial experience, ideal for commemorating milestones such as birthdays and engagements. This esteemed entity stands out in the ballooning sector for its unwavering commitment to safety and exemplary professionalism. Each flight is meticulously orchestrated by a team of FAA-licensed pilots, boasting extensive experience in aerial navigation and meteorology, ensuring a serene and secure journey through the skies.

Emphasizing the importance of creating lasting memories, Rohr Balloons encourages passengers to bring compact photography equipment, like DSLRs or smartphones, safely secured in backpacks or fanny packs. This thoughtful suggestion allows families and couples to capture the breathtaking vistas and cherished moments without any hassle.

The experience is further enhanced by the inclusion of a celebratory champagne toast, a tradition rooted in the rich history of ballooning. This gesture not only adds an element of luxury to the journey but also reflects Rohr Balloons’ dedication to providing a comprehensive and quality service. As passengers ascend to remarkable heights, they are treated to panoramic views and a taste of sophistication, making each flight with Rohr Balloons a memorable endeavor in both adventure and elegance.

What Makes Rohr Balloons Different?

Rohr Balloons is a family-owned and operated company established in 1972 by Chuck Rohr (left) and now run by Brian Rohr (right). We are not a balloon ride broker. We are passionate about the experiences we provide and have worked very hard to establish Rohr Balloons as the go-to balloon flight resource in North Texas.

Our perfect safety record demonstrates our level of expertise and commitment to hot air ballooning. Our first priority is our passengers’ safety, and once we determine conditions are favorable for flight, our priority is making sure the overall experience is one our passengers will remember forever! Each experience is unique, and Rohr Balloons will do our best to make yours magical!

Our Passengers Have Great Things To Say:

Based on 104 Reviews

The most amazing experience ever!

Armin Tarhandeh August 22, 2021

Jason and Allison were absolutely fantastic! They made this experience so fun and stress free. They went above and beyond from the moment we pulled up to the moment they dropped us off. I could not recommend this company and duo enough! Also brian helped coordinate proposal as well and it went so smoothly and definitely recommend this company!

bailey angell August 7, 2021

Had an amazing time! Everyone was very professional, knowledgeable and made you feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. Highly recommend. Thank you for the amazing memory Rohr Balloons!

TC July 31, 2021

If you or someone you know is interested in a hot air balloon ride, I highly recommend Rohr Balloons. They are friendly, professional, experienced, and very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience that I look forward to doing again.

Kelley Morse July 22, 2021

Another one off my bucket list! This was such a wonderful experience. I went alone for my 66th Birthday, my cousin was there to see me off celebrating her 72nd Birthday. The pilot and staff were Awesome. Step out on FAITH forget your FEARS...Celebrate Life ...THE BEST IS YET TO COME! The Champagne, treats and bonding with the group, was the Cherry on the cake...Rohr Balloons your a 10!

Shirley Gibbs June 24, 2021

This was such a great experience. My boyfriend (now husband) who is afraid of heights decided to make two big decisions all in one day. He attempted to deal with his fear of heights and propose. From his experience with setting up the process and from our experience of the surprise not being ruined. The meet up and the before time was great everyone was nice and sort of kept to their selves. We of course knew why we were there. I let it be a much of an experience as possible though. It was a nice landing and the light snack and mimosas after were a treat. Great crew who work well together and an awesome pilot.

Aubrey White June 7, 2021

Riding on an air ballon was definitely a bucket list item to check, and glad I chose Rohr balloons to get it done! Not only is the owner AWESOME but the crew and the other passengers were just as fun!

Cool Evans April 25, 2021

Rohr balloons was great!! Our pilot David and Corey were great! They made our engagement day perfect. From the time we meet before the flight until we were done they were very professional and informative. I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will be a returning customer for sure.

Mark Garcia April 5, 2021

Beautiful experience with great customer service! Recommend 100%

Edgar Sanchez December 18, 2020

Awesome experience! Bucket list must do! Brian and his crew are fun and knowledgeable. The end of trip ritual of Champagne and treats was unexpected and made the adventure more of a celebration of Life! Call them Today!

Teri King-Sylvester December 10, 2020

“My face hurts...” “...from smiling since 6:30 this morning!” My better half had no idea why we were up so early but the second she saw the balloon on the trailer, she lost her mind. Smiling from that very moment and I swear through the day and night. Caught the sunrise as well as perfect weather for the smoothest ride. Brian and his team are legendary and the only problem was that we couldn’t ride sunrise to sunset straight through! Pictures were flawless and I don’t think it could’ve gotten any better when capped with mimosas 🙂 Amazing experience and can’t wait to do it again!

Jon Jersey Goldman December 9, 2020

Wow! This is a serene and amazing experience. The crew led by Brian, is amazing, very hands-on, and amazing hosts, with detailed information. They make sure everyone is comfortable - first timers, different age groups, etc. Taking a morning ride means it will get cooler. Taking an evening ride means it will be similar as on ground so dress accordingly. Do not carry any stuff with you. Hats and sunglasses are highly recommended.

Tanvi Gupta December 8, 2020

The pilot Brian is a thorough professional and gave us the best flight experience. Brian and his crew are polite, friendly and welcoming. An experience for your lifetime to cherish! Rohr Balloons - roaring high in DALLAS area 🙂

Abhishek Srikumar November 18, 2020

Awesome experience! The crew, Pilot Brian, were so knowledgeable, polite, friendly. It was so peaceful up in the air - everyone should do it!

Jo Riopel November 16, 2020

Incredible experience. If you’ve never done this, you definitely need to! Definitely recommend. Very professional, punctual and charismatic too. Thank you so much Brian, you did a great job!!!

Laura Cota Varón November 9, 2020

This is one of a kind experience. We were very pleased with it. Brian is very professional and knowledgeable, we felt very safe. Everything went well. I will certainly do it again in the upcoming future. :). Much recommended, it's a must.

Ruben Castanon Aleman November 6, 2020

Rohr Balloons is absolutely one of the most professional alternative entertainment providers that we’ve experienced. My wife found them because of their great reviews. They did not disappoint. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Brian was amazing and had a great sense of humor. There’s no question of why this company has been in business for such s long time! We had a blast with Rohr Balloons!

Stephen Lenoir November 5, 2020

Unforgettable experience. Brian is a PRO and very cool guy, made our morning just fantastic! I was amaized how he can control the baloon! At one point we went down above the surface of the lake at like 1 inch from the surface barely touched it once. I am not kidding, 1 inch guys! Amazing skills! It's very safe and a lot of fun!

Artem Bondar November 4, 2020

The ride was smooth, beautiful, and amazing!!! Our pilot, Brian, knows his balloons with such an intimacy he can make them do anything! It was an amazing flight!

Lauren Mayfield October 30, 2020

Absolutely great experience- I highly recommend. Brian and his team are incredibly professional.

joe gann October 7, 2020

This was the best birthday present! It was a magical experience. Brian is the nicest host and experienced pilot. I will always remember it and hope to do it again soon.

Dalybeth Reasoner October 5, 2020

Took my girlfriend on her first hot air balloon ride. She absolutely loved it. Brian was amazing and we highly recommend Rohr Balloons.

Matthew Veatch September 17, 2020

Absolutely awesome!!

Cesar Cardenas September 6, 2020

Thank you so much Brian for having us on your balloon on our special day and capturing the moment of our engagement. It was great to fly with you, our balloon felt safe and was fun and enjoyable. Definitely an amazing experience overall from take off to that precious landing "sideways" lol.. couldn't be happier! Special thanks to Chino for all he's done from the ground and making sure that we enjoyed our ride. Would definitely recommend!

Mosaab Hawsawi August 27, 2020

LOVED the experience! Rode with Brian Rohr and he was incredibly nice, professional, funny, and a joy to ride with. Other staff, Nathan and Chino, are also very hospitable. They all want to ensure you have the best experience with all the pictures to prove it. From arrival to launch and landing, it was all worth the money. We met some great people on our group flight and mimosas and snacks were provided for us when we landed! Couldn’t have asked for more!

Phylicia Jasper August 15, 2020

My wife and I chose to book a shared balloon flight for our anniversary about a month ago. Weather the night before was stormy, not at all placid and so the ride was cancelled. I am so glad we chose to reschedule and have our close friends join us for this incredible flight! We all were incredibly pleased by the sights and the entire experience with Rohr Balloons. Brian Rohr is a pleasure at every step from booking to touchdown, and the post-flight champagne ceremony is a wonderful commemoration of the trip. Brian is an excellent pilot as well. His confidence really eased our nerves and allowed us to relax and enjoy the sights as we soared above North Texas at over 3000 ft. He also provided a few thrills, dipping below the tree line to surprise early morning runners and construction workers, or for a scenic photo above a fountain, shot by his diligent crew who follow the balloon in a chase vehicle the whole way. He explained much of the science and art of ballooning and entertained us during the flight as well as on the ground. 10/10, would definitely fly again!

Joe Rosenbaum July 20, 2020

Brian, Chino, and Brittany did a fantastic job delivering a memorable experience with a personal touch. Can't recommend this experience and this crew enough!


This was an incredible anniversary experience. Brian's professional talent, accumulated over years of experience, made this a safe and memorable flight. It was entertaining, beautiful, and all around awesome!

Bill Mcintyre June 7, 2020

AMAZING!!! Brian and his team are some of the kindest people i’ve ever met. they genuinely care about the people flying. i have zero complaints!!

maddie judd June 1, 2020

This was an Beyond awesome experience. I can’t imagine how more special he could make a wedding proposal or wedding ride. We took a ride with others, but somehow it was such a well orchestrated event, it felt like every couple got special attention. This is something you definitely want to do at least once in your life! Brian and his team were so professional! Well worth every penny!!!

Erika Parrish April 26, 2020

AMAZING! High class start to finish. We had an unforgettable experience, flying with Brian Rohr. Worth every penny.

Yana Cisco April 24, 2020

We had a fantastic experience! Brian and Chino were professional, highly experienced, personable and fun. It was worth every penny. My only regret is not doing this sooner.

Rusty Mensch April 21, 2020

This has been one of the best bucket list adventures I have ever been on! The pilot Brian, is amazing at what he does and quite entertaining. His ability to make everyone comfortable embarking in these flights is astonishing. 5 stars across the board. I will definitely be going on more flights. What a great way to start 2020!

Mary Byrnes March 22, 2020

Excellent service, Brian was really a great guide throughout the entire experience. Very knowledgeable and professional. You will feel very cared and supported for! The full service did not just only include the Balloon ride but also hors d’oeuvres and some drinks which was very nice at the end! The overall experience was wonderful and I can only give the two 👍👍 thumbs up!

Ability & Associates February 29, 2020

Very good job , professional company Im glad i got them . Brian will make sure everything is perfect, i don’t remember my pilots name but the whole crew is very well put together. i recommend this 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Oscar Munoz February 29, 2020

Brian Rohr is a great host. My girlfriend and I had a blast, definitely worth the money.

C. R. Wilson February 28, 2020
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