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Wonders of Flight in Pigeon Forge, TN

100 Music RoadPigeon Forge, TN 37863  
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Overview

Take flight with a giant tethered balloon experience and soar to exciting heights up to 500 feet in the air with this new iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight. Guests board a gondola beneath the blue and green 72-foot diameter helium filled balloon. The balloon will take up to 30 guests at one time. Enjoy a 360-degree panorama view of the Smoky Mountains with the whole family!

Highlights

  • Soars up to 500 feet.
  • Beautiful panoramic views.
  • Tethered balloon simulates hot air balloon ride.
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Good To Know

  • Can fit standard sized wheelchairs.
  • Ride time averages about 10 minutes but could last up to 15 minutes.
  • Weather permitting.
  • Filled with helium and non flammable.
  • If you miss your flight due to weather, their staff will work to accommodate you to ride at a later time that day if weather permits.
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Description

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Take flight with a giant tethered balloon experience! Let your imagination soar to exciting heights up to 500 feet in the air with this new iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight.

Guests will board a gondola beneath the blue and green giant helium filled balloon from the landing platform situated behind WonderWorks. The 72-foot diameter balloon manufactured by Aerophile, will take up to 30 guests in the gondola at one time.

Silent and without any vibrations, the open air gondola will allow guests to experience the sensation of being on a flying balcony. The ascents, by day or night, provide guests with a 360-degree panorama view of the Smoky Mountains. In one single gaze, the entire breathtaking view will be seen from exceptional heights. Balloon rides daily with daytime and evening hours, weather permitting.

E-ticket voucher must be printed and presented for admission.
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Take flight in this giant tethered balloon experience with Wonders of Flight.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Richard B

Waverly, New York

"Different"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW

something I never did before. we go up about 500 feet and you can see everything from up there. The baloon is thethered so you dont float away.

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kasatnc

Springfield, Ohio

"Great view!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2016 NEW

We went first thing in the morning when it opened and the view was amazing. For people who want to take a hot air balloon ride but are not sure give this a try.

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cmbound27

Virginia Beach, Virginia

"Fun!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2016 NEW

Quick ride, but beautiful view from the top. Ride attendant was friendly and took our picture. Fun extra !

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Amanda S


"Don't waste your time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2016 NEW

I'm convinced these people don't want to fly, ever. We tried several times and we were not able to fly because of the weather. We went one morning and the radar was clear so we were going to wait for them to open. We were about a half hour early. We stood around taking pictures of the balloon and ourselves. We had several employees remind us that they don't open until 11 in a very nasty way. I can't believe that they wouldn't want people standing in line to give them money for their attraction! There were several others who stopped, but also left. We ended up leaving and not trying again. I wouldn't waste your time!

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BiancaLynn

Sevierville, Tennessee

"Great experience & pilot "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2016 NEW

Goes 400 ft up with awesome views and great customer service, our pilot Josh was knowledgable and made it an easier / fun experience for us. Will be back

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wonders of Flight

What are Wonders of Flight operating hours?
Open Daily at 10am.

How long will a ride last?
The average ride is approximately 5 and 10 minutes long, but could last up to 15 minutes depending on wind and weather conditions.

Can I bring food into Wonders of Flight?
Outside food and drinks are not permitted at Wonders of Flight.

Can I take pictures?
Yes, you may take pictures during your flight.

Who can ride?
All ages can participate, however children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The balloon can fit standard-sized wheelchairs.

What makes the balloon fly?
It is filled with helium, which is much lighter than air. Helium won’t catch fire or explode. It’s the same gas used in party balloons.

How many people can ride at a time?
Typically around 20 guests per flight. However, the number of guests for each flight is determined by the pilot, based in part upon wind speed and weather conditions at flight time.

How much can the balloon lift?
More than 10,000 pounds! But don’t worry, it won’t get away. The winch that pulls the balloon down can hold 90,000 pounds.

Who’s flying the balloon?
Each Wonders of Flight balloon pilot is certified by the manufacturer of the balloon and has undergone intensive gas balloon training, including strict safety guidelines, FAA regulations, meteorology and emergency procedures.

What if I miss my flight due to weather?
A Staff will work to accommodate you to ride at a later time that day if weather permits.



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