Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for tethered balloon ride for one with a 5”x7” souvenir photo ($30 value)
- $33 for tethered balloon ride for two with two 5”x7” souvenir photos ($60 value)
Not valid on same day as purchased. Must wait 24 hours to use.
Up to 30 guests stand on a circular gondola as a helium-filled balloon silently lifts them up to 500 feet in the air. Passengers are encouraged to bring cameras on their 5- to 10-minute rides in order to preserve snapshots of the surrounding Smoky Mountains.
Wonders of Flight at WonderWorks
Most people associate flying with the sound of whirring engines, intercoms buzzing, and even propellers sputtering into a spin. Wonders of Flight at WonderWorks, however, removes all audible distractions—its helium-filled balloon rises above the trees with nary a hum or vibration. The effect, says the website, is akin to "being on a flying balcony."
A maximum of 30 people can stand on the balloon's circular gondola as it ascends up to 500 feet in the air. After takeoff, passengers are treated to a sprawling view of the Smoky Mountains, as well as a bird's-eye perspective of the upside-down WonderWorks attraction. These 5- to 10-minute flights run throughout the day, permitting riders to snap photos of the scenery as the blue-and-green balloon levitates from its grounded tether.