Tampa Balloon Artist Chosen to Create ‘Balloon Wonderland’ for Wish Kids

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A local balloon artist from Tampa is heading to Orlando next week to help create a giant, immersive balloon paradise for the charity Give Kids the World in Orlando.

Jonathan Fudge, owner of YTE Events and Balloon Decor, was selected to be part of the team to create the experience, sponsored by Qualatex, using over 300,000 balloons.

Fudge, working as a team leader, will work with a group of international balloon artists in Orlando July 11-15.

He will participate in the creation of several themed areas such as Toyland, the Enchanted Forest and Under the Sea. Crews will work in an area of ​​nearly 30,000 square feet with towers up to 24 feet.

The Balloon Wonderland will support critically ill children and their families across the United States with moments and memories.

“What an amazing event it is, Jonathan will be helping to create many of our Give Kids the World Village’s iconic pieces in this gigantic balloon display,” said Pam Landwirth, CEO of Give Kids the World. “We are very grateful for their support of ‘Give Kids the World’, showing how the joy of balloons can make a difference in the lives of so many people too.”