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    The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    They cancelled the 6 AM balloon in Clovis, CA because of the wind. No one from Disney came and announced it, they just didn't show up. One of the radio stations announced it. At 4:30pm the wind was still gusting in Fresno, CA. There were a group of us about 20 strong, waiting and waiting and waiting for the 5Pm scheduled launch, worried because of the wind it might be cancelled also. At 5:20,the truck,balloon trailer and bus pulled into the game park. Now the wind is blowing hard. The group had grown to about 50.Everyone walked to the back of the park. A few of the cast members came out, passed out stickers and told us it was postponed until at least 6 PM because of the wind. At 5:30 Mickey came out. I was standing near the bus and was the first to see him. Ya know, he was the coolest Mickey ever!!! He stayed out and took pictures with EVERYONE there (it had grown to about 100). The cutest Grandma with her walker was the last one to dance/pose with him and then he went back in to "eat dinner". They said they would have to wait at least 1 more hour because of the winds. At 7Pm they left. It is scheduled again for tomorrow 6AM...and yes, I will be there too!!! Pictures to come tomorrow nite, going to 1hr foto.
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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    Can't wait to see. Hopefully the wind blows away

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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    Looking forward to your pics of the Balloon. I hope to catch the meetup at the Sacramento take off.
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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    hi all, first ever post...ever! But I'm a long time reader, Does anyone know the specifics of the Sacramento event??

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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    I spoke with the Disney media person today. They are still finalizing a lot of the stuff and will be letting everyone know as soon as possible. They will be here in SF Thursday so I'm trying to get out there and get some pix for us.
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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    are you serious, it's in Clovis!?! I live here and I had no idea they brought the balloon here.


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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    continues...6:15 ODV93's boyfriend called and asked how it was seeing Mickey inflated halfway as he was looking for us on TV
    UHOH!!! We were out the door, doing Mach 12 down Shaw! Off to our left...we saw him in the distance. We continued to chase him thru the side streets of Clovis (thank gosh ODV93 knows all the sidestreets in town). We crossed Herndon and there was the chase truck, which we followed with only 5 other cars and the radio station van. As we got close to Mickey, we entered a gated community and realized that Mickey was VERY CLOSE to homes. There was a tiny little private park that they were tying to land in but as you know, hot air balloons have a mind of their own. He landed in the middle of the private steet. 4 people grabbed on to the basket to keep him grounded. One little boy ran out of his house in his PJ's screaming "its Mickey's balloon, its Mickey's balloon" The pilot asked him if he wanted to get in the basket and ride in the balloon as they manually pulled it to the little park so they could deflate him. I have never seen such big eyes on a little one. They managed to get the basket to the little park and started the deflation. We were suprised how quickly (and sadly) the air left. Slowly and quietly, Mickey layed down. They unhooked the basket and with great Disney precision , methodically tied and rolled him up and put him in his cage, put the cage in the trailer and within a breath he was gone.
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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    Is it just me? every time I click on your link I end up at email?????

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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    groups.msn.com/GreatBalloonAdventure

    type that in the address and see if that way works. Sorry
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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    Awesomemama -
    you can just copy the whole URL groups.msn.com/GreatBalloonAdventure
    and paste it into your browser.... that works.


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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    thanks for sharing!
    glad someone saw the thing in flight!

    awesome!

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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    I drove all through Fresno and I was diffently on Herdon but I think that I was too late.


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    Re: The Great Mouse Balloon Adventure

    Got it....great pics. Thanks. Wish it was coming to Vegas!

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    Did you see the guys from Y101.1?


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    Does anyone know where it will be in Sacramento next week?
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