Float high above the crowd and get a “feeling” of what a real flight is like. This is a great way to enjoy Hot Air Ballooning without leaving the venue.
What is a tethered Balloon Ride? Tethering means, the balloon is securely anchored to the ground via a series of high-tensile strength ropes and carabiners. Then the hot air balloon ascends to a predetermined height above the ground and crowd to a height of 50′ or less. During a tether ride, passengers climb aboard the aircraft for a short ride. This is ideal for people with fears of flying or heights.
Adults are NOT permitted to hold a child in their arms during the tethered ride.
All passengers must be in good health. If you are pregnant, recently released from the hospital, have current broken bones or casts, you will not be able to qualify to purchase a ride. These balloons are not certified by the FAA to carry wheelchairs. The pilot will also be available to determine who can fly!
Tethered Balloon Rides are sold onsite ONLY, are weather dependent, are on a first come first serve basis and at the individual pilot’s discretion.
Reminder! Tethered Rides are only offered after morning sunrise launch and during the late afternoon sunset launch. They are not offered during the day. You will not see launched balloons during the day! Click here to read why!