Feb 172013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Journey to Oz Tour Balloon

Oz the Great and Powerful Journey to Oz Tour Balloon

Hot air balloons have always been fascinating to me.  When I was very young, one abruptly landed on my parent’s lawn (true story, a topic for another post).  They are also a large part of the celebration around the Kentucky Derby.  There is a Balloon Fest (which includes a race, tour, and glow) here each year and it’s quite a sight with balloons of every color and dozens of designs.

So the new Journey to Oz Tour Balloon is something I find very cool.  The balloon had it’s first appearance during the premier at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on February 13th (search the hashtag #DisneyOzEvent on Twitter and you may see some photos of it from a few fellow bloggers who attended).  The second appearance was today at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.  Two more planned stops include the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach on February 20th and then Central Park in New York City on March 5th and 6th. Continue reading »