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“Oddly impressive.”
Review of Wonders of Flight - CLOSED

Wonders of Flight
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Owner description: Take flight on a giant helium filled tethered balloon ride at Wonders Of Flight. Let your imagination soar to exciting heights up to 500 feet in the air with this new iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight. Experience 360 degree views of the Smoky Mountains and beyond. This is a once in a lifetime experience and an unbelievable price. Only $15.99 + Adults and $9.99 + Kids 12-Under. We open at 10:00 am each day and fly up to 500 feet weather permitting.
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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942 reviews
427 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
“Oddly impressive.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

OK, you're being carried aloft to 400' under a tethered helium balloon, so this isn't really a thrill ride for most people - like us. However, one of our fellow passengers was terrified of heights, and was white-knuckled for most of the ride. This gave her a nice alternative to a free-flight balloon to a higher altitude, and the operator of the balloon was excellent at assuring that everyone understood what to expect, step-by-step, so there were no surprises for the nervous. The best part is that you get a great panorama around Pigeon Forge - on a clear day such as we had, Mount LeConte was clearly seen south of Gatlinburg.
Probably only a one-time experience, but I'm glad we did it.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank HowlnBubba
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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

My 13 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this ~ a ride 400 ft up in a huge. tethered balloon. The 'pilot' was funny and engaging, the view from the ride was amazing and it was just a generally great time for the price. :)

Visited June 2014
1 Thank ChristyK33
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Augusta, Georgia
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112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We went on a perfect day to ride, it took us 400 ft in the air! The views were amazing, the staff was friendly, we loved it!!!

Thank Lee-Marie N
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Walker, Louisiana
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our family took the balloon ride up above the city which provided some stunning views! The operator was even nice enough to let my oldest press the "big red button" to begin our descent back down to the ground! Unforgettable experience! Well worth the price of admission!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Chris P
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Maryville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A great way to get a great view.”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The weather was perfect for us just a small breeze. So it really offered us an amazing view. My daughter loved it. The price was average for things to do in the area but if you like being high or photography then you should give it a go.

Our balloon operator was very friendly and was able to give us a lot of details on the balloon. As well as a planned new cable going in for a ride that will be over 1 hour ride and going up to a 1000 feet.

I would certainly do again and I plan on it this fall.

My only gripe on my ride was a woman so scared of heights she just sat down blocking people from being able to walk around. So if your scared of heights do others a favor and don't get on.

Visited October 2013
Thank Kilroy238
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