Albuquerque is Full of Hot Air
Take Flight with the Balloon Fiesta Motorcoach Hospitality Tent!
For ten days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of Mass Ascension on crisp early mornings as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage. There's something for everyone to enjoy . . .
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 4 through 12, 2008.
Don't miss this special event!
ALBUQERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLON FIESTA
October 4-12, 2008
Your clients will thrill at the sight of 700+ colorful hot-air balloons rising into the New Mexico sky! Every October for nine days, (from the first weekend through the second) Central New Mexico is awash in excitement and fun! Rio Rancho's close proximity to the balloon fiesta field makes the City of Vision a favorite with both tour operators and balloon pilots for hotel accommodations.
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Learn More About the Balloon Fiesta from the official web site
For tour information and packages to experience the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 4 - 12th, 2008 download a flier or email the Rio Rancho Convention & Visitors Bureau or call (888) 746-7262.
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A hot air balloon flight is an unforgettable experience, from the incredible sensation of the initial launch, floating into the sky, to the exhilarating feeling of gently drifting with the wind and the thrill of landing. The hot air ballooning capital, Albuquerque offers superb conditions and is the perfect place to embark on your very own hot air ballooning adventure. Albuquerque balloon pilots offer hot air balloon rides all year long, providing an unparalleled chance to enjoy a bird's eye view of magnificent New Mexico terrain. Many balloon companies offer a continental breakfast and champagne toast at the conclusion of your flight. For a real hands-on experience, you can even be part of a balloon crew and help prepare the balloon for launch and pack it up again at the conclusion of the ride. Flights generally take place during the early morning hours, but balloon launch times vary depending on the season. Ballooning companies will often work with you to schedule a ride around a special occasion. No matter what season you fly, be sure to dress in layers because the early morning hours can be quite chilly, even during the summer months. Bring your camera and be ready for the thrill of a lifetime.
Become a Balloon Fiesta® "VIP" and enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations at Balloon Fiesta Park. The Gondola Club is a reserved area that lets you get away from the crowds with private seating indoors and out, delicious food and luxury bathrooms just for our members. Just imagine being able to have a private seat complete with wonderful food while looking out over a Mass Ascension, Special Shapes Rodeo™, A Balloon Glow or to watch balloons compete to win prizes, play Balloon Fiesta Hold'em Poker / Balloon Fiesta Golf and many other competitive events.
Club Members enjoy a close-up
view of the action!
The Balloon Fiesta is a truly unique experience, and Gondola Club Membership enables this world-class event to be seen in a very special and private setting. This wonderful perspective of the Balloon Fiesta "beyond a doubt" gives you the best seat in the house plus a whole lot more:
- Prime location for viewing hot air balloon launch
- Special parking area away from the general public
- Buffet meal including appetizers, entree and dessert
- Shuttles available to take guests to Main Street
- Private bathrooms
Gondola Club is a perfect setting if you would like to attend Balloon Fiesta but not have to deal with the crowds