The Wonder Works helium balloon ride, the Wonders Of Flight, will have its grand opening this Friday, September 21, 2012. This new Pigeon Forge attraction is located behind the Wonder Works exhibit and will quickly become a favorite with Pigeon Forge vacationers.
After experiencing some minor delays after a helium shortage pushed the opening date back, Wonders of Flight is now ready to rock and roll and has already taken some visitors skyward. You may remember our past post where we discussed the features of this brand new Pigeon Forge ride.
If not, here’s a little information about the ride. This state of the art attraction is a tethered balloon, filled with helium to lift the visitors up in the air for a fantastic view of the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge. The ride rises 400 feet in the air and passengers ride aboard a gondola below the balloon. Each lift can accommodate about 30 guests.
The Wonder Works folks describe this ride as an open air, flying balcony. Without the noise and vibrations of a typical hot-air balloon ride, the experience is as peaceful as it is awe-inspiring. Rides will be in progress day and night, offering visitors both a view of the city lights at night and a view of the forest in the daytime hours.
The Wonders of Flight exhibit is opening up just in time for the beautiful fall colors of the Great Smoky Mountains to emerge. There’s no doubt that guests will love their bird’s eye view of the fall foliage that makes the Smoky Mountains so breathtaking this time of year.
Wonders of Flight will even be offering wedding ceremonies! Imagine saying your “I Do’s” 400 feet in the air, surrounded by a panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. With room for 30 guests, it’s the perfect amount of space for a small ceremony! The wedding experiences are 30 minutes and are sure to be a unique memory for everyone involved.
Tickets are set for $15.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. For more information about the Wonders of Flight ride, please visit their website at: https://www.wondersofflight.com/.