Hot Air Balloon Rides

by Bridget Scott | Apr 03, 2013
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Saint Paul is a quaint and nice-sized capitol city. It is clean and has many spectacular sites. Some sites should be taken in from above. Therefore, I recommend hot air balloon rides which would take off near the edge of the downtown area. I propose a storage building which would be located on the grounds of the Holmen Field Airport.

Hot air balloon rides ca be done all year long. They offer a valuable and scenic vantage point for all ages. Affordable rates could be charged for short tours. Options for the longer more expensive tours would cost more. But, it would be fabulous to have the option of a quick tour without the huge cost. This could become a popular method of viewing our beautiful city from a new perspective.

No more words -- no more hot air-- this idea could take off on its own. Up, up and away we go! No matter how you look at Saint Paul it's a great capitol city for everyone to come to, discover and get to know!

Thank you for this great opportunity of community input and participation in making our City a place of excellence and fun!

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Bridget

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Saint Anthony Village

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

Saint Paul is a quaint and nice-sized capitol city. It is clean and has many spectacular sites. Some sites should be taken in from above. Therefore, I recommend hot air balloon rides which would take off near the edge of the downtown area. I propose a storage building which would be located on the grounds of the Holmen Field Airport.
Hot air balloon rides ca be done all year long. They offer a valuable and scenic vantage point for all ages. Affordable rates could be charged for short tours. Options for the longer more expensive tours would cost more. But, it would be fabulous to have the option of a quick tour without the huge cost. This could become a popular method of viewing our beautiful city from a new perspective.
No more words -- no more hot air-- this idea could take off on its own. Up, up and away we go! No matter how you look at Saint Paul it's a great capitol city for everyone to come to, discover and get to know!
Thank you for this great opportunity of community input and participation in making our City a place of excellence and fun!

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I have seen hot air balloons around, but rarely those coming over Saint Paul. How about a launch of balloons from the small Holmen Field Airport? Could the towers coordinate air travel from above? It would be a fun way to see Saint Paul. The quaint Capitol City could be seen from above. Reasonable rates would be the key for offering these visual tours. There could be short trips for those with young families. Longer rides for younger couples who are wishing for a romantic trip and perhaps even a memorable marriage proposal from above? What a spectacular, grand view.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

A balloon ride would be memorable and long lasting. If the price was right, people would repeat the activity with different groups – work people and friend groups alike. The balloons could become a destination for those from greater Minnesota who want to come to Saint Paul for the experience. This could tie into festivals or events. Also, the balloon rides would be scenic at any time of the year. From the cool winter days, to the blossoms of springtime. The seasons in Saint Paul have the special backdrop of the skyline view. Each and every season would be special.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Riding in an air balloon has great impact. The view from above is not one which can be taken for granted, as we are most always operating at the ground level. A ride in a hot air balloon will be remembered. Also, it's important to note that seeing the balloons from a distance from is also a spectacular site to behold. The colors and designs offer an eye-catching visual from below. Balloons rides will be something that could be done for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or wedding events. This is a “highly” unusual idea and definitely very unique.

kyleandrei2013 kyleandrei2013 said: Hot air balloon rides is a little bit different because it is too scary. - Integrity Spas about this Competition Entry. - 2617 days ago read more >

Bridget Scott submitted this idea. - 2846 days ago