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Hotel Accommodations

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Things To See:         Busch Gardens

Adventure Island

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Visit this site for all the information on times of operation, special concerts, tickets prices and other specials. You take the balloon classes, send your family to Busch gardens for the week Click Icon  to visit there!

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Enjoy a great day at Tampa greatest water park. Click logo for more info and dates it is open and ticket prices. 35-40 minutes away

How To Find Local Accommodations:

Hotel Rates change due to the seasons here in Florida, so be sure to call the location.  I will put up the published rates they gave me, but it is your responsibility to make sure they are still valid-as they change without notice!  The sites listed below are all close to the airport area where classes are held. Unless you pick a hotel other than the host hotel, you will not need to rent al car.  Read current info under Student FYI Tab

HOST HOTEL  Our Holiday Inn is under renovation so from June 2018 on we will be at the beautiful Godfrey Hotel and Cabanas, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL 33607. Please contact Victoria Edwards to book into our special priced balloon block 813-574-3885. Free airport service pick up and service to local restaurants. Rates lower on city view than water view. All classes held in this hotel. www.godfreyhoteltampa.com

You Must have your own transportation to class if you chose any other hotels

The Suites at Mainsail, 5108 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa Fl 33634 (813) 243-2600 website: www.mainsailhotels.com Call for current rates for a one or two bedroom villa .  They have a Full kitchen, living room, queen bed in each room. Lower rate for weekly rental. GREAT if the family is coming along! 2 miles from the airport- 11 minutes from our host hotel.   

** If you know you are coming is it prudent to make your room reservations immediately.  Florida is a vacation state and our host hotel can sell out! Make your reservation- you can always cancel.

Also if you live close enough to drive back and forth each day, then you do not qualify to take this class. Read the FYI Page. Must be 1 hour away from our location.

Balloon Facts:

 

Maylasia produces the most rubber in the world. Balloons float because helium is lighter than both nitrogen and oxygen-- which makes up air.

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Balloon Facts:

Although first developed in the middle 1800s, latex didn’t become widely used until the early 1940s. Latex balloons are produced from the sap of the rubber tree. It is collected without harming the tree by using an environmentally safe, age-old process similar to that used for collecting the sap from maple trees for syrup. Because of rubber’s versatility and demand, these tropical rain forest trees are very valuable, highly coveted-and well-protected natural resources. These precious trees play an equally valuable ecological role in the earth’s fragile ecological balance by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere which helps prevent global warming.  A tree can produce rubber for over 40 years.

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