About the Ride
A ticket grants you the ability to ride in a tethered hot air balloon in a vertical-only ascent. You will be on the hot air balloon for approximately 5-7 minutes. While on the hot air balloon you have the ability to take photos and experience the awe-inspiring Cedar Valley in the early hours of the day when it is still quite cool.
Hot air balloons are at the mercy of weather. If winds are too strong or the day warms up too quickly, the pilots may need to cancel flights for the safety of all.
Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pregnant women are not permitted on hot air balloon rides.
Health and Safety
Due to the close proximity of those in the hot air balloons, masks will be required for those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19. Anyone who has had symptoms of illness within three days of the ride are not permitted to ride.
Hot air balloon pilots consider safety to be the most important element of a hot air balloon operation and have strict procedures and requirements for riders. Follow all instructions of a hot air balloon operator. Hot air balloon pilots have the right to prohibit you from entering the basket if they believe it is in the best interest of your health and/or safety or theirs.
Prior to boarding a hot air balloon, you will be asked to sign a waiver. In addition to this waiver, ShopFest Utah is not liable for any damaged or lost personal property.
It is possible that weather conditions will permit additional flights following completion of ticketed rides. If this is the case, a standby line will be created. Rides will be on a first-come first-serve basis and will be charged $5.00/ride.