Up, up, and away! If you've ever wanted a bird's eye view of this beautiful state we call home, you can take a hot-air balloon ride for dirt cheap in Orlando this month! The original Villages Balloon Festival is popping up with balloon rides that won't drain your wallet this month - and as an added bonus you can meet the most adorable miniature horses!\nThe Villages Balloon Festival will be happening for 3 days this May into June, and we're ready for an aerial adventure! For only $20 you can take a tethered ride up into the Florida sky. Each hot air balloon ride is first-come-first-served; just locate a tethered ride booth when you get there to purchase your ride of a lifetime! If you don't manage to get a ride, that's okay - you'll still leave with some super cool pictures of the balloons!\nView this post on Instagram Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia✔ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 Messy hair I don't care My balloon is in the air!!! Excited that we managed to fly! 🖋The story behind the scenes: For 4 consequent days before our flight, ALL flights were cancelled 😱 Most of us had agony if we will manage to fly..despite that we got the green light the day before, while we were having our breakfast at 05.30 am at the departure place - the Turkish Aviation service delayed the flights raising the yellow flag ⚠️ OK. You wouldn't like to see our faces at that moment, but once we heard the call to get in the vans to go to the take off area..I swear, I have not seen people react faster!!🏃♂️🏃♀️ And this is my face when we eventually took off! p.s. the next day the flights were cancelled again 🙈🙈 I believe our luck derives from our positive vibes!!!😁😁😁 . . . #stopdreamingyourlife #startlivingyourdreams . #traveladdicted #travelholic #travel_captures #darlingescapes #womantraveler #femmetravel #iammissadventure #roamingwoman #travellikeagirl #girlaroundtheworld #travelinladies #newfemaletravelers #backpackersintheworld #thedreamyinspo #girlstoptravel #myhappyplace #travelmoments #turkey #Cappadocia #goreme #upinthesky #sunrisemoment #sunriselover #hotairballooning #hotairballoons #hotairballoonride #кападокия #турция A post shared by Christina K.♡ Travel&Lifestyle (@christinathecurious) on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:08am PDT\nView this post on Instagram One day I’ll be enjoying the view from the top. ☀️#HotAirBalloonFestival2018 #colorful #sunny #latepost A post shared by Ivanah Tannica Desoloc (@ivanahtannica) on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:54am PDT\nThe event is also slated to include an array of gourmet food trucks too so you can indulge in all of your favorite foodie cravings; But not only will you have the opportunity to fly the skies in a magical hot air balloon ride and have some delicious food, if you decide to go on Saturday you can meet the Gentle Carousel Mini Horses - and they're seriously the cutest little things EVER.\nView this post on Instagram Just back to rain here, but that’s ok because it’s keeping all these plants alive and making it even more green here!! Yay for my cutie friends (all animals are my cutie friends) ❤️ A post shared by hannah rose (@byhannahrose) on May 16, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT\nWhile they do not offer untethered rides at the event, The Villages encourages you to book an untethered flight after the event; if you're not quite ready for that ride yourself, you will have the opportunity to watch the balloons soar into the sky in the Balloon Flight competition to root for your favorite balloon - and snap the best picture. You'll want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket for when the day fades into darkness. Each night at 8 pm the Balloon Glow starts - creating a mystical sea of twinkling hot air balloons.\nView this post on Instagram Hope we haven’t seen the last of #balluminaria #tbthursday #balloonglow #hotairballoonfestival #hotairballoon A post shared by Steve Beckman (@sjbeckman) on Aug 23, 2018 at 4:38pm PDT\nAdmission into the event is only $15 per adult, $10 per child aged 10-18, and children under 10 get in completely free. The cost for an adult tethered balloon ride is $20, while children can ride for only $10. You won't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime to soar the sky!\nYou can attend The Villages Balloon Festival May 31st through June 2nd at The Villages, located at 703 Buena Vista Blvd, Florida, 32162. The event will run from 1 pm - 9 pm each day.\nTo learn more about the event or to purchase general admission tickets, check out the event page here.\nPhotos used for illustrative purposes only.We strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.