It’s the Great Park Balloon Pumpkin
Do you want to know how we know it’s Fall in Orange County? It’s not the change in colors of the foliage (palm trees tend to stay the same color throughout the year). It’s not the change in temperature (sunny and warm just like any other day of the year). Allow me to butcher the title of an all time classic…
It’s the Great Park Balloon Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Every year around this time, the curators of the Orange County Great Park take it upon themselves to slap a jack-o-lantern face onto the balloon ride. Yes, there is a hot air balloon ride which takes passengers up into the air. If you have driven through Orange County, no doubt you have seen the balloon ride. The orange-ness of it makes it stand out from the landscape.
The ride up in the balloon is pretty cool in that you get a great view of the surrounding hills and city life. And on a clear day, you can see the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. And now for the next few weeks, you get to ride it as the Great Park Balloon Pumpkin. If you’re in the area, definitely make it a point to go up. It’ll be worth your time. And really, how many times can you say you rode in a balloon pumpkin?