Penguins, pirate ship balloons arrive in time for Balloon Fiesta Glowdeo

(Courtesy: Andrew Holly/Exclusive Ballooning)


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Thursday night could be one of the most eventful evenings at Balloon Fiesta this year.

The Special Shapes Glowdeo is expected to bring out a large crowd.

There will also be a return of the two stars who were missing Thursday. The two penguins, Splash and Puddles, were supposed to arrive in Albuquerque last month, but their crews made it to town before they did.

Thursday afternoon, the crew received a call that the pirate ship along with Puddles and Splash had finally arrived.

The crew ran into another problem though. The pirate ship was damaged and now the crew is unsure if it will make its debut at the Glowdeo.

“This envelope has almost been forced onto a forklift so you can see the damage there. It looks like obviously it’s been forced on and it’s been ripped, but again we will have to look into that,” said Louise Moore.

The crew said if the damages are minimal and something they can fix, then the ship will be up Thursday night.

If the glow is a go Thursday night, attendees can stay for the laser light show and then fireworks at 8 p.m.

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