ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After being lost in transit, a pair of penguins and a massive pirate ship finally made their debut Friday morning at the special shapes rodeo. The balloons disappeared while being shipped from England.
The balloons belong to a British company that shipped them to Albuquerque back in August. The company, Exclusive Ballooning, was told the balloons made it safely. But when the team got here last week, the balloons were nowhere to be found.
After days of tracking them down, Puddles, Splash and the pirate ship finally made it to Balloon Fiesta Thursday from Los Angeles. The only problem, the pirate ship was damaged.
KRQE News 13 interviewed one of the Exclusive Ballooning team members about the damage, at Friday’s ascension. All three balloons were able to inflate at Friday’s Special Shapes Rodeo. They were supposed to make an appearance Thursday night at the Special Shapes Glowdeo but it was cancelled due to high winds.
There will be another Special Shapes Glowdeo Friday night and the penguins and pirate ship will be there.