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Day 19- Add a Helium Balloon Attraction

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This would be a great addition. Of course it would be an upcharge, but it would be fun and could probably get a sponsor who could help defray costs.

 

The Philadelphia Zoo has one, and so does Disneyland Paris.

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You can check out 36 additional photos of the ballooning experience by clicking HERE. The ride lasts about 9 minutes and goes up to 400 feet, taller than most observation decks. It is A LOT of fun with an incredible view!

 

It would be really cool if Great Adventure added one of these with the balloon decorated with the park's 1974 GA balloon design!

 

 

"The Master" once had a shot of the Philly Zoo one. If you still have it, can you share it?

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If this would ever happen, I'd love to see the design of the original 1974 balloon and not just the regular Great Adventure logo with some DC and Looney Tunes characters added. <_<

 

 

:hot_air_balloon:

Edited by nbadude44

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That'd be nice. But, maybe than they could do one with the regular logo and a second with what you mentioned before.

Edited by ThemeParkRider

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Over the lake would be even better. But, what were the original locations of the first hot air balloons in comparision to what's there now?

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In 1974 the hot air balloon was located where the Boardwalk games are now and from 1975 to 1977 it was located on the site of the Great American Road Race go karts.

 

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I agree, it would be great to locate one on the lake like the one at Disney. Or maybe over where the old Paddle Boat dock is located.

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The original balloon went up several hundred feet when tethered and occasionally made some free floating flights at much higher heights.

 

The helium balloon attraction goes up to a maximum of 400 feet which is lower than the peak of Kingda Ka, so I don't think it would be an issue.

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You can check out 36 additional photos of the ballooning experience by clicking HERE. The ride lasts about 9 minutes and goes up to 400 feet, taller than most observation decks. It is A LOT of fun with an incredible view!

 

It would be really cool if Great Adventure added one of these with the balloon decorated with the park's 1974 GA balloon design!

 

 

"The Master" once had a shot of the Philly Zoo one. If you still have it, can you share it?

 

 

Here is a pic from wikipedia.

 

423px-Philadelphia_Zoo_balloon.jpg

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It's landing pad is a large plaza that is just outside the Philly zoo.

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