We had 2 families with 5 kids ages 9-17. We felt very safe the entire flight and our pilot was knowledgeable, confident, and definitely in control of the balloon. This trip wasn’t really a sunrise trip though. We were still in the van on our way to the lift off site when the sun rose and it was all the way up by the time we got in the basket. The view was still amazing, but it was the same view the entire flight as we basically circled back around and landed in almost the exact spot that we took off from. So it sort of felt like we were tethered to the ground the entire time. My husband and I have been in a hot air balloon before so maybe that took away some of the coolness of a new experience, but no one else in our party was overly impressed. With all that being said, I would definitely choose Rainbow Ryders for a hot air balloon experience as they were efficient, confident, and we felt very safe the entire time.