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Balloon Fiesta park & ride questions

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Balloon Fiesta park & ride questions

We're going on Saturday (our 1st time at the balloon fiesta), and have park & ride tickets for Coronado Mall. Would GREATLY appreciate any advice on when we should arrive at the park & ride to get into the park by 6-6:30ish. Have they added shuttles to address the huge wait time issues? If not, any other suggestions - like do a different park & ride location, or just drive to the park early? Thanks!!

And apologies for the duplicate post.... figured this might be more appropriate for a separate thread.

:)

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Albuquerque, New...
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1. Re: Balloon Fiesta park & ride questions

There was an article in the paper that last Saturday a lot of people who had tickets never made it to the fiesta. Don't know if it will be similar this Saturday, but you should plan to go as early as you can.

Just saw the weather forecast and they say that Saturday is looking better for a launch than Friday, so you picked the right day.

Food vendors start selling around 4:30 am.

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2. Re: Balloon Fiesta park & ride questions

Thanks! The Fiesta web site staff said that they had addressed the long wait times, and we should plan to get to the P&R around 4:30. That'd be nice, if that's accurate. We'll probably go a little earlier and coffee up. :)

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3. Re: Balloon Fiesta park & ride questions

I personally like to drive because so many people try to take park and ride, but the number of buses are limited. Plus the park and ride is more expensive if you have more than two people. Just make sure to leave early enough. I would recommend leaving by 4:30 at the latest.

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