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.
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 a car.
You will only need transport to and from Tampa Airport. Read current info under
Student FYI Tab
HOST HOTEL Holiday Inn Express. Totally renovated gorgeous hotel! Free coffee daily
and a complimentary hot breakfast included every morning. Block price $109/night.
Due north of TPA airport- 10 min drive. Call 813-885-3700 to register for balloon
block pricing. This hotel does not have free airport pick up service, but call them
for preferred service provider or use lyft or uber (approx $6). Many Holiday Inns
in Tampa-please book correct one.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa-
Anderson Rd/Veterans Expressway
9402 Corporate Lake Dr., Tampa FL 33634
The Suites at Mainsail, 5108 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa Fl 33634 (813) 243-2600 website:
www.mainsailhotels.com Call for current rates for 1 and 2 bedroom villas. Can find
as a timeshare. They have a full kitchen, living room, queen bed in each room. Lower
rate for weekly rental. 2 miles from the airport- 8 minutes from our host hotel.
Great Option if bringing family for a vacation. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island
and Clearwater Beach!
** 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 backand 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.