|New York City Balloon Ride in Central Park. the balloons are tethered to the ground just west of Bethesda Fountain,next to the 72d street park traverse and are raised and lowered by an electrical winch.|
The helium balloon ride carries the operator and four passengers in the wicker basket 300 feet up. The 10-minute ride commerates the 150th anniversary of the park's original design.
AeroBalloon, the company offering the rides, says that the 45 foot-wide balloons are filled with 47,500 cubic feet of helium.
The $25.00 ride is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 22, children 12 and under ride for $17.50. The company accepts reservations for rides between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
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