Since Hot Air Balloons are so large, any wind makes handling the passenger balloon almost impossible and potentially dangerous.  See WIND LIMITS below.  The highest success rate for tethered hot air balloon rides occur two times a day, when the wind will most likely be at or below balloon limits: sunrise and sunset!  Sunrise through the first two hours of the day provides the first opportunity, while the two hours preceding sunset through sunset generally allow a second opportunity for tethered balloon rides near Cincinnati.  As an added feature, promotional events outside standard Dayton ballooning times limited to static display only, no rides mid-day.