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By Deb Flomberg

rsz balloon Soaring High Above Orange County In The Great Park Balloon

(Credit, Quan Ha)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be carried high above the city by helium balloons? No, it’s not the plot of that famous Pixar movie, it is a real destination and an iconic attraction in Orange County. The Great Park Ballon is a truly fun family-friendly destination, or it an be a special romantic outing for you and your sweetheart. No matter who you choose to share the ride with, you are sure to have a very memorable time. 

The Great Park Balloon is one of the largest tethered helium balloons in the United States, as well as the first of its kind. Because it is propelled by helium, there is no pollution and no hot air, plus it is virtually silent. No need to be worried, though, as it is always tethered to the ground by a steel cable that has the strength of 99,000 pounds, so it is very safe and fun for all ages.

Plus, the Great Park Balloon is something that everyone can enjoy. It is wheelchair accessible and can hold up to 30 passengers in its 1,810 pound gondola. The balloon will take you 400 feet above the park, providing you with a truly stunning 360 degree panoramic view that can spread up to 40 miles on a clear day. With flights departing every Thursday through Sunday, the Great Park Balloon is an iconic destination in Orange County, and a truly memorable way to spend time with your loved ones.

Make your trip to the Great Park Balloon even more romantic, by picking your date up in the 2014 CL550 Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is the best way to show your sweetie you car, with its luxurious interior and elegant lines. Plus, you’ll both love the comfort and style that you get with the Mercedes-Benz.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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