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Gondola Club

Gondola Club Brochure

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Enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Balloon Fiesta Park. The Gondola Club is a reserved area that lets you get away from the crowds with seating indoors and out, delicious food, local entertainment, courtesy shuttles, and luxury restrooms just for our guests.

The Balloon Fiesta is a truly unique experience, and Gondola Club tickets allow guests to experience this world-class event in a very special and private setting. Just imagine being able to have a private seat complete with wonderful food while looking out over a Mass Ascension, Special Shapes Rodeo, a balloon glow, competition or fireworks.

2016 Gondola Club tickets will be available in late March, 2016. Please check back.

Hours of Operation

Morning Sessions: 5:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Evening Sessions: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Foodservice ends 30 minutes prior to the close of each session.


Balloon Fiesta consists of 14 "sessions." A session consists of all the activities that take place during a certain time frame (morning or evening). There is a morning session on each of the 9 days of the event, and there are 5 evening sessions throughout the event.

The Gondola Club is priced "per session." So if you attend for a morning session, then return for an evening session, a separate ticket is required for each of the two sessions.

Prices are per session.


Child, Ages 4-12
(Ages <3 are free)

First Session



Additional Sessions



Groups (14+ people)



Discounted Pricing for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings*



Note: A 3% Convenience (ticketing) Fee is applied to all tickets.

What's Included

  • Admission to Balloon Fiesta
  • Parking pass to nearby, private Gondola Club parking
  • Gourmet buffet meal (breakfast or dinner buffet, depending on session attended)
  • Host bar**
  • Prime location for viewing hot air balloon launch
  • Shuttle transportation to and from parking area and Main Street
  • Dedicated bathrooms
  • Live entertainment at evening sessions
  • Collectible Gondola Club lapel pin
  • Gondola Club souvenir gift**

* Discounted tickets (repeat visit, group, or discounted weekdays) do NOT include the souvenir gift.
** Due to NM state alcohol laws, there will be no alcohol served on Sunday mornings before 12 noon.


Print-at-home tickets will be emailed to you upon completion of your order. Please check your spam mailbox so you don’t miss this important email!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must print out the tickets included in that email and bring them with you.  They are your admission to the Balloon Fiesta and the Gondola Club.


For groups of 14 or more people, please contact us directly for tickets at (505) 821-1000, ext. 109 or gondolaclub@balloonfiesta.com

Parking Passes

A specific parking pass is required to access the Balloon Fiesta Park and the Gondola Club parking lot. You will not be allowed to access these areas without this pass.

Your pass/es will be mailed to you via USPS, along with FAQs, driving directions, and other important information.

Due to the size of the Gondola Club parking lot, we can only issue 1 parking pass for every 4 people in a group, as follows:
1-4 people - 1 parking pass5-8 people - 2 parking passes
9-12 people - 3 parking passes
13-16 people - 4 parking passes
17-20 people - 5 parking passes
Etc. ...

If your parking pass is lost or stolen, replacement parking passes may be purchased for $75 each. (Replacement parking passes require proof of ticket purchase.)
Additional parking is available for our General Parking area for $10 per car, per session. Note that General Parking is not located near the Gondola Club.

Refunds and Rain Checks

Once your Gondola Club order has been processed, there are no refunds.

BALLOON FIESTA IS A WEATHER-DEPENDENT EVENT. While early October weather is generally ideal for hot-air ballooning, strong winds or storms may delay or balloon events. Please allow plenty of time to provide for contingency, and to fully enjoy the event.

If you attended the Gondola Club but the balloons were unable to fly, you may pick up a rain check for a balloon event - not Gondola Club admission - to be used at any other balloon event session.

Dietary Restrictions

The Gondola Club is able to accommodate some dietary restrictions (such as vegetarian, gluten free, dairy-free, or egg free). However, due to the nature of the event, we’re unable to  accommodate more stringent restrictions. If you have dietary requirements, please contact our caterer in advance at eatblueplate@gmail.com Please note your name, the nature of your restrictions, and the date and session/s of your attendance.

More Questions?

If you have additional questions or need more information, contact us at (505) 821-1000, ext. 109 or gondolaclub@balloonfiesta.com

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Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Local: (505) 821-1000