Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Ride with What's Up Ballooning
Take to the skies above the stunning and colorful Smoky Mountains with Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Rides from What's Up Ballooning. This attraction is perfect for the entire family, especially those who are looking for a thrill, as it takes you above the Great Smoky Mountains to view the area like you never have before. The balloons fly 365 days a year, so whether you want to attend a romantic ride on Valentine's Day or celebrate Christmas over the city, the company has got you covered.
The rides begin at dawn, and there is something extremely humbling about flying over the mountains while the city is sleeping. Take in the views just as the sun rises. With two balloons available, they can accommodate all types of parties. The entire experience, including setup and breakdown which guests can help with if they please, lasts approximately four hours.
The balloon, Monkey Business, is a smaller vessel that can accommodate the pilot as well as two guests. This is perfect for an intimate date or just a quiet afternoon in the sky. Passengers must be at least 8 years old.
The Breeze is your balloon of choice if you are flying with the family. It carries up to six guests as well as the pilot, so everyone can have the opportunity to see the Smokies like never before. Yuu may even see other things you want to do. Passengers must be at least 8 years old and have a combined weight of no more than 1100 pounds.
About the Pilots
Your pilots, local owners Ray and Mary Ann Fournier, have a combined total of 50 years flying experience. Ray has participated in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which is the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world, and has flown over 12 different states. Mary Ann brings her own prowess to the table as well, having flown in multiple balloon festivals.
Make your stay in the beautiful Smoky Mountains unique by embarking upon a hot air balloon ride. This unforgettable and thrilling experience is sure to help you create some of the best memories in Tennessee.