You know, there was a brief moment in 2019 when I thought I was overcoming my fear of heights. I rode a four-story roller coaster at the Mall of America in Minneapolis and thought I was making progress.
Yes, I realize that serious roller coaster enthusiasts reading this have a good chuckle. Well, the bottom line… I was NOT moving forward. I still have a long way to go before I tackle an award-winning thrill ride like the ones they have at Holiday World or Kentucky Kingdom.
And we don’t know if I will EVER climb aboard a hot air balloon.
HALLOWEEN BALLOON RIDE
Every time I see these festivals, I feel like this kid from A Christmas story pressing his nose against the toy store window thinking he will NEVER get that Red Ryder BB gun. But again, these festivals are wonderful and equally fun events for us earthly viewers.
In October, the balloons will fly over Louisville during the Halloween Balloon Glow, and it’s more than just the launch of several hot air balloons. Here’s what the 2019 extravaganza looked like:
HALLOWEEN BALLOON LIGHT
As part of Louisville’s Ultimate Halloween Fest, Halloween Balloon Glow is moving to a new location for 2022: Lynn Family Stadium, home to Louisville City’s football teams. The event is moving from Pope Lick Park.
When these hot air balloons WILL be launched, they WILL be attached. But guests will still be able to enjoy an aerial view of the stadium and the beautiful Louisville skyline. Here is a drone view of the stadium to give you an idea of what visitors will be able to see:
IT’S ALL PART OF THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN FEST
The Ultimate Halloween Fest will be spread over a period of several non-consecutive days. The hot air balloon event will take place on October 27 and 28, but there will be so much more.
Activities at Pope Lick Park will take place from September 30 to October 22 and November 4 and 5. Those in Paristown will take place from October 1 to 22 and from October 28 to 30.
With fall fast approaching and Halloween not too far away, I’m already getting in the mood.
Look at this. We are talking about Halloween; I already receive in the SPIRIT.
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