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World’s Largest Helium Balloon Takes Flight Above Las Vegas Strip

October 8, 2009 by  

CLOUD NINE Bert Rhine-Kevin Michaels
The world’s largest helium-filled, land-tethered balloon, Cloud Nine, officially launched today, taking its first passengers 500 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.  The balloon, developed by Cloud Nine Entertainment, is the newest attraction on the Las Vegas Strip, offering Las Vegas locals and visitors breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline.

Pictured above: Cloud Nine Entertainment Director of Sales and Marketing, Bert Rhine happily toasts partner, Kevin Michaels, Founder and CEO, from 500 feet in the air at the official launch of the Cloud Nine Balloon on October 8.

Michaels and Rhine were joined by Governor of Nevada Jim Gibbons’ Chief of Staff Robin Reedy, Luxor and Excalibur President Felix Rappaport, and about 20 other guests.

Michaels and Rhine were joined by Governor of Nevada Jim Gibbons’ Chief of Staff Robin Reedy, Luxor and Excalibur President Felix Rappaport, and about 20 other guests.

VIP passengers from Cloud Nine’s inaugural maiden voyage gather in awe after experiencing the flight inside the world’s largest helium-filled balloon.

Tickets are priced at $17.50 in the daytime and $22.50 at night for children 12 and under, and $22.50 in the daytime and $27.50 at night for adults. One child per adult under five is complimentary. Pricing does not include tax and service charges. Tickets will be available for purchase at the site, and will soon be available for advance purchase on the website. Because of FAA restrictions, all balloon flights are subject to cancellation pending weather conditions.

For more information about Cloud Nine Entertainment, LLC visit the Cloud Nine website at www.Cloud9Vegas.com or call 800-585-8688.

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