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OC Great Park's Faded Great Balloon to be Improved

The Great Balloon faded and decked out in Halloween garb this year | Photo by Kelson via Flickr
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Lately, Orange County Great Park's balloon has been looking a bit sad, faded and, well, not so great. This is not the condition you want your symbol and main attraction to be in. But not to fear, a new envelope--this one with UV protected pigment--will be installed over the next few days by a crew of thirty people. Internal illumination will also be installed for better nighttime viewing.

Flights are free on the balloon, which can carry 25 to 30 people 500 feet in the air.

Previously: Big Improvements on the Way to OC's Great Park