Humanity's brash tenacity for flight has defied gravity with hot air balloons, recliners with rockets attached to them, and hover catapults. Gently glide through the glimmering sky with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a one-hour hot air balloon ride (a $200 value) with Morning Star Balloons.
Navigate the skies on one of Morning Star Balloons' hot air spherical aircrafts, beholding the Utah mountainscape while effortlessly floating above the world's worries. This deal affords a full hour ride, after a 15- to 20-minute inflation period when a propane burner heats the air until the mighty balloon-bird is buoyant enough for takeoff. A licensed pilot will take gondola cowboys to elevations around 500–1,500 feet above the ground, allowing gentle breezes to push the craft around and for you to practice yodeling Elton John's greatest hits to the tick-sized people on the ground. After your maiden voyage, celebrate exploring the great parking lot in the air with a complimentary champagne toast, a certificate of the flight, and free digital photography of your trip, easily Photoshopped so it appears you courageously cruised over Mount Doom.
Morning Star Balloons' FAA-certified pilots have each logged more than 3,000 hours bending the throttle of hot-air balloons, and the Morning Star chase crew will be present wherever the balloon lands to deflate the zephyr-taming craft and drive passengers back to the launch site. Enjoy a journey as whimsical as Willy Wonka's discovery of the gummi-worm trade route to China by hovering in the azure blue with Morning Star Balloons.
Rides are weather dependent. Reservations required.
Morning Star Balloons
Morning Star Balloons ushers cloud hunters toward their quarry, navigating the skies as transfixed guests float high above Utah's pristine mountainscape. The seasoned, FAA-certified pilots employ experience flying military jets, winning numerous hot air balloon competitions, and establishing dominance over out-of-control umbrellas as they confidently steer the colorful vessels to heights of between 500–1,500 feet. Groups of up to 12 soar above Park City’s lush landscape and during early-morning flights, with a complimentary champagne or nonalcoholic toast welcoming passengers back to solid ground. Despite its burgeoning fame through the TV shows The Amazing Race and Nitro Circus, Morning Star Balloons keeps a level head as it donates its services to local schools and charities.