Have you also pre paid for your parking and pre purchased a pass for admission?
Tethered Rides are an ‘Add On’ and in addition to your pass option. If you purchased a Tethered Ride, you still must purchase a parking pass (per vehicle) and an admission pass (per attendee) to the event. You must do so in advance and online.
For everyone’s pleasure and enjoyment, this event is capped at 5,000 guests and we do NOT allow day of ticket sales or parking. Space being limited we must cap our number of attendees.
Please do not show up on the day of the event looking to park or attend if you have not pre-purchased your required Parking Pass and Admission Pass online by Dec 1.
A tethered hot air balloon ride gives attendees a taste of ballooning while anchored down to the ground and never leaving the venue. Rides last approximately 5 minutes.
Passenger weight is limited to 275 lbs. per person. The balloon can carry 5-8 people at a time. Larger groups will be split onto multiple rides. Tethered rides (once purchased) are first come, first serve and will take place around sunrise and sunset, please check the schedule for updated times. Times are subject to change based on weather and safety conditions. Arrive early day of the event. All passengers (including kids) must purchase a tethered ride pass.
All Hot Air Balloon activations are extremely weather sensitive and may be postponed or canceled due to weather. Anyone with a pre-purchased Tethered Ride Pass who does not complete the Tethered Ride on Friday night will also be admitted for free on Saturday for a evening tethered ride. There are no Tethered Ride refunds.
Everyone with a Tethered Ride Pass who attends on Friday night should also attend on Saturday night, including Saturday afternoon for the final tethered ride activation or champagne dinner (depending upon weather).
Should we need to cancel your ride due to safety there will be no refunds. Instead you will receive a credit towards a balloon ride at one of our future festivals. Please check www.victorycup.org and www.thebestoftexas.org for a list of upcoming Festivals with Balloon Rides.