Balloon Race (ride)


Balloon Race (ride)

The Zamperla Balloon Race is a tilting, circular motion amusement park ride manufactured by Antonio Zamperla S.P.A. The ride makes its way up a structure, and at a certain height, it starts tilting.

Type of Seats

Twelve balloons with cars hold up to 4 passengers each. The ride also comes in 8 balloon and 12 balloon versions. There is also an essentially identical ride with pirate ships instead of balloons. Seat belts and locking doors provide safety. At some installations, a rider may exit themselves, while in other installations, an operator must let them out.

Another Manufacturer

The Morgan company manufacturer a version of the Balloon Race, which is similar except the balloons are much bigger.

Balloon Race Locations

Number of balloons or pirate ships is in parenthesis.
*Big Easy Balloons(12)--Six Flags Great America
*The Pirate's Flight(12)--Geauga Lake in Ohio (themed to pirate ships instead of balloons)
*Up, Up, and Away(8)--Six Flags Over Georgia
*Boots' Ballon Race (8)--Carowinds
*Balloon Race(8)--Idlewild and Soak Zone*Ballons (8 Samba)-- Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

The Kiddie Version

Zamperla has made a smaller version of this ride. The ride does a similar motion, but the people riding the ride have an option of spinning the balloon. The ride still has balloons, but it's manufacturing name is Samba Balloons. This ride may be found in the kids area of amusement parks, and at carnivals.

Ride Manufacturer Site

* [http://www.zamperla.com/ Zamperla Rides]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • balloon flight — ▪ aviation Introduction  passage through the air of a balloon that contains a buoyant gas, such as helium or heated air, for which reason it is also known as lighter than air free flight. Unmanned balloons have been used to carry meteorological… …   Universalium

  • ride — I UK [raɪd] / US verb Word forms ride : present tense I/you/we/they ride he/she/it rides present participle riding past tense rode UK [rəʊd] / US [roʊd] past participle ridden UK [ˈrɪd(ə)n] / US *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to sit on an… …   English dictionary

  • Amusement ride — Rides redirects here. For the album by Reef, see Rides (album), and for the BBC television series, see Rides (TV series).An amusement ride is one of any number of devices found at carnivals, fairs/funfairs, or amusement parks meant to appeal to… …   Wikipedia

  • Tethered helium balloon — A Tethered helium balloon is a helium filled gas balloon which is tethered to the ground, or to a road vehicle, by a steel rope and raised and lowered by a winch. Tethered or Static Helium BalloonThe tethered passenger helium balloon were very… …   Wikipedia

  • Rat Race — Infobox Film name = Rat Race caption = director =Jerry Zucker producer =Jerry Zucker writer =Andy Breckman starring =John Cleese Rowan Atkinson Cuba Gooding, Jr. Whoopi Goldberg Jon Lovitz Seth Green distributor =Paramount Fireworks Entertainment …   Wikipedia

  • S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 — was an ill fated effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition members perished. S. A. Andrée (1854 ndash;97), [Andrée, christened Salomon August, invariably went by his initials as an adult.] the first Swedish balloonist, proposed …   Wikipedia

  • Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually just called the Iditarod , is an annual sled dog race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles (1868 km) in eight to fifteen days from Willow to Nome. The Iditarod began… …   Wikipedia

  • Dollywood — This page is about a theme park in the USA. For the Bangladeshi film industry also known as Dallywood, see Cinema of Bangladesh. Dollywood Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States Website …   Wikipedia

  • The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom — Infobox Amusement park name = Six Flags The Great Escape Splashwater Kingdom location = Queensbury, New York (Advertised as in Lake George, New York) area = approximately 150 acres opening date = 1954 previous names = Storytown USA , The Great… …   Wikipedia

  • Adventureland (New York) — Infobox Amusement park name = Adventureland slogan = Long Island s Amusement park since 1962 area= 12 acres location = Farmingdale location2 = New York location3 = United States flagicon|USA season = weekend in March, weekdays in April and May;… …   Wikipedia