Sundance Balloons' vibrant hot-air balloons float adventurous passengers over scenic landscapes. Each one-hour journey commences as sojourners greet their flight crew at a pre-determined location, receive a briefing on what to expect during the excursion, and observe their balloon as it swells to more than 10 stories in height.
The woven gondolas glide 1,000 feet above the ground but can sometimes gently skim treetops or cornfields when wandering over the countryside. Since balloons drift with prevailing winds, there is no wind chill and travellers feel only a slight sensation of movement. As is tradition for ballooning, explorers of the appropriate age end their flight with a champagne toast to tranquility, beauty, and neighbourhoods that appear as giant smiley faces only visible from the air.
Navigated by a commercially-licensed pilot, the giant hot-air balloons of Balloon Depot float up into the sky just after dawn or just before dusk?the times when the air is stillest. Having navigated the picturesque valleys of Puget Sound since 1978, Balloon Depot has hoisted countless couples, families, and groups up into the sky under the colorful dome of the balloon. Launch and landing sites may vary depending on the weather?since pilots rely on the breeze to propel the balloons across the landscape?so each flight is totally unique.