What You'll Get
Unlike airplanes, boomerangs, and pterodactyls, helicopters are able to hover in the air without terrifying innocent groundlings below. Take flight with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 30-minute Hollywood helicopter experience from Hollywood Helicopter Tours, departing from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (a $179 value). This Groupon's value is based off the $149 cost of a 20-minute version of the tour; the value has been increased to reflect the extended 30-minute tour time.
Hollywood Helicopter Tours boasts a fleet of turbine powered Bell 206 JetRanger vessels that imprint sweeping views of nearby hotspots onto the wide eyes of soaring passengers. Helicopters come equipped with large windows and loads of legroom and can hold up to four passengers at a time, providing ideal spaces for double-dating pals or barbershop quartets seeking to harmonize at new altitudes.
You may be able to take in up close glimpses of Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros. Studios, NBC Studios, and cramped studio apartments. The Capitol Records building looms large on the horizon, and downtown Hollywood and the Hollywood sign high-five ocular sockets with their accessible scenery.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 12 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 4 per visit. 48-hr cancellation notice req'd. 300lb weight max. Must sign waiver. 4 people max. per ride; single and paired riders must share helicopter. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.