Thursday, July 24, 2008
Irvine California Before being closed by the FAA for alleged safety violations the great balloon ride took thousands of people for a 500 foot high view of the Irvine Valley. After a complete inspection no problems turned up and the ride is now back in operation with added night rides from 7-10 pm Thursday through Sunday. All rides are free and you can also check out the new preview park surrounding the balloon take off area. Directions; exit the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and enter the old El Toro base on Marine Way. follow the signs to the great balloon. Irvine California.