Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Great Park Balloon is the Orange County Great Park’s first major attraction. With the ability to hold up to 25 to 30 visitors and soar up to 500 feet above the surrounding landscape, passengers can watch the Great Park’s development unfold as construction activity increases.

Did You Know?

The Great Park Balloon is one of the largest tethered helium balloon (not hot air) and the first of its kind in the United States. It is environmentally safe, non-polluting, and virtually silent. The Balloon is always tethered to the ground with a steel cable and is never in a state of free flight, making it both a safe and fun experience for everyone.

General Restrictions & Passengers with Disabilities. There are no age, height, or health restrictions to fly on the Great Park Balloon. The Balloon is wheelchair accessible allowing guests with wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) no larger than 25″ wide and 48.5″ long to remain in their seat during flight. Should the wheelchair or ECV exceed the prescribed dimensions, passengers will have to the option to transfer to a standard wheelchair provided by the Visitor Center, or to a folding chair placed in the Balloon’s gondola. Check the site for additional information.

Tip: Conditions for flying are generally best before 12 noon and after sunset. For more information about the Great Park Balloon and flight conditions, please call the Visitor Center at (866) 829-3829 (toll-free) or send an email.

What a way to spend a beautiful Southern California sunset.