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!
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! IF you have AAA, you
can save usually $10 per night off their rate. Also ask for their business or corporate
rate to get discounts.
Travelocity is also a great resource to check, especially if you are bringing
the family along for a vacation at the same time! The sites listed below are all
close to the airport area where classes are held. Unless you pick a hotel far away,
you will not need to rent al car. You only need Taxi fare to get and from host hotels
“was” about $25+ each way. Read current info under Student FYI Tab
HOST HOTEL Holiday Inn Express
9402 Corporate Lake Drive, Tampa Fl 33634
(Off Anderson Road)
813-885-3700 Manager KRISTIE CARROLL www.hiextampahotel.com This is the hotel
where we hold the class. Our special rate of $89/night also includes a full hot breakfast
every morning and coffee service all day long. Across from HI are 3 restaurants,
Starbucks, and a AMC 24 movie-next door is Subway. No need for a rental car. Make
sure you mention the balloon seminar for our rate! A few bigger rooms are available
for a $10/day upgrade have a fridge , microwave and a sofa. These Units are limited
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 bedroom villa and a 2 bedroom.
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- 8 minutes
from our host hotel. Luxurious place with lots of amenities. Prices constantly changing
- so please check! - you must have CAR
*** If you know you are coming is it prudent to make your room reservations immediately.
Florida is a vacation state and our host hotel Holiday Inn Express does 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.
Maylasia produces the most rubber in the world. Balloons float because helium is
lighter than both nitrogen and oxygen-- which makes up air.
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.