Look up at the sky while in Pigeon Forge and notice the new giant balloon floating high above. This is one of the recent attraction at the WonderWorks. The “Wonders of Flight” addition is on a landing platform just behind the WonderWorks building and consists of a gondola which can hold up to 30 people. Guests will board a gondola beneath the blue and green giant helium filled balloon. The 72 foot diameter balloon is manufactured by Aerophile. Step into the gondola and discover the thrill of a balloon flight. It feels being on a flying balcony.
It is a simple and comfortable experience. There is no swaying or feeling of motion during a balloon ride. Morning flyers will enjoy panoramas that offer spectacular views over the Smoky Mountain, and the crispness of a new day. Enchanting and thought provoking! Evening flyers enjoy the breath taking view of the sun setting behind the Smoky Mountain. And taking pictures in any of the rides will yield excellent results. The whole experience should last around 10 minutes and it is very memorable. The balloon is permanently inflated with helium and the cable is controlled by a hydro-electric winch. The entire addition is noiseless and environmentally friendly.
The Wonder of Flight will take you where feet, paddles and wheels cannot. Watch the panoramic view without disrupting habitat. In general Ballooning offers the unique perspective of flight where you are only inches above fragrant meadows or dense forest trees. Depending on the weather, you must remember that during winter, it can be very cold. You are 400 feet above the ground, so wear protective clothes. Balloon rides daily with daytime and evening hours, weather allowing.
Wonders Of Flight Travel Tips
- Other Ticket Prices: Child- $ 12
- Tips & Warnings: Outside food and drinks are not permitted at Wonders of Flight.
- Each Wonders of Flight balloon pilot is certified and has undergone intensive gas balloon training.
- That includes strict safety guidelines, FAA regulations, and meteorology and emergency procedures.
- Plenty of free parking is provided on site and the rides are wheel chair friendly.
- They accept all international cards.
- Carry your camera, it’s worth taking pictures and keeping that as souvenirs.
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6.06% of people who visit Pigeon Forge include Wonders Of Flight in their plan
33.33% of people start their Wonders Of Flight visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wonders Of Flight
66.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Wonders Of Flight
Wonders Of Flight Reviews & Ratings
Awesome experience. Breathtaking views. I wish the ride lasted longer but well worth every penny. It was bigger then the hot air balloons from the movies. It carried about 15 people at a time in a big round cage type basket. Will take my kids on it when they get older.
Wonders of Flight is great for people who want to experience being in a hot air balloon, but either can’t afford a real full flight or are scared to be unattached from the earth. You see, they lift you up 400 feet into the air on a balloon that is still attached via a very large rope to the landing pad. UNCLE GERRY’S TIP: The views are amazing don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone.
Our first visit here TN and we rode this and it was just beautifully amazing to walk around the inside basket and see all the beautiful views 300 ft up off the ground. We would do it again when we visit again. A beautiful area all the way around.
This was a fantastic experience. I am absolutely terrified of heights so the idea of 500 feet in the air in a balloon was super scary. However it was wonderful. The operator talked us through the whole thing and it was great. The views were spectacular and the entire experience was wonderful.
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