Traditional Shaped Balloon
Our original wheelchair accessible balloon has the image of the child reaching for stars that are scattered across the top of the envelope. On one side, the child is standing, on the other the child is seated in a wheelchair. In between the two images are beautiful sunrise graphics. Standing 65 feet tall (20 meters), it has a volume of 105,000 cubic feet (nearly 3,000 cubic meters), it was also made for us in Barcelona Spain by UltraMagic Balloons. The child represents each of us trying to become the best we can be and reminding us to always reach for the stars. Since its creation in 2000, this balloon has given more than 20,000 children and adults tethered rides or flights.
- Actual Flights – The wheelchair accessible basket makes it fast and easy to load passengers. The door opens a full 36″ wide to accommodate a full sized standard wheelchair. The racking system locks the chair in place and the window allows a view down from the seated position. The basket can hold 4 standing passengers or 1 seated and up to two passengers all plus the pilot.
- Tethered Flights – An up and down elevator-type ride secured to the ground with ropes. Often used at events where a large number of people are being accommodated, such as festivals, camps, schools, etc. Popular with corporate sponsors, we are able to add a banner to the “back” of the wheelchair to promote the event or sponsor.
- Appearances & Static Inflations – The Traditional balloon can simply be inflated at ground level and held in place by ropes. It is a guaranteed attention-getter and will definitely draw interest to an event or cause. Popular with corporate sponsors, we are able to add a banner to the “back” of the wheelchair to promote the event or sponsor.
- Night Glows – This is basically a Static Inflation done at night. When the burner is lit to heat the internal air, the entire balloon lights up like a giant light bulb illuminating both children and the other graphics. It is a site to be seen! Popular with corporate sponsors, we are able to add a banner to the “back” of the wheelchair to promote the event or sponsor.
Renown Children’s Hospital sponsored our balloon at the Great Reno Balloon Race in 2016. Come see us again September 9th and 10th at Rancho San Rafael Park!
The kids love the window to look out!
Tether at Joni and Friends
Night Tether at Pahrump Balloon Festival
Night Tether at Camp Christian Beret