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Artist rendition of Gigantica above Denver

Specifications It is coming Schedule of events Where is it? It is here!

Gigantica is a landmark distinguishing itself from all others.

Gigantica is an amusement ride, bringing joy and fulfillment of a dream to all who embark on its magical journey.

Gigantica will be the most visible landmark in town.

Gigantica is the largest of its kind and can carry up to 30 people.

What is it? A Guinness World Record, Gigantica is the largest gas balloon in the world with a lifting capacity of 8.5 tons. It is an amusement ride, billboard and landmark all in one.

Gigantica will introduce 30,000 - 50,000 guests a year to lighter than air flight.

The balloon system is built by Aerophile in France and Germany. The balloon is a certified aircraft classified as an amusement ride. Visit their website for more examples of this unique product.


 
Specifications Aerophile 5500

Aerophile Balloon in Japan
Balloon Diameter
72 feet
Height
105 feet
Gondola
19 feet
Cable
1-inch diameter, 1200 feet long
Weight
Envelope
2,000 lbs
Net
650 lbs
Gondola
2,300 lbs
Winch House
13,200 lbs
Cable
2,000 lbs
Pulley
4,400 lbs
Performance
Nominal lift of Balloon
9,000 lbs.
Maximum Passengers
(Depends on atmospheric conditions)
30
Ascension Height
500-1000 Ft.
Cable Strength
99,000 lbs
   

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It is coming

Gigantica's BASKET WILL BE SIMILAR, BUT MADE OUT OF TRADITIONAL WICKER

 


Gigantica will hit the skies above Denver in the near future. The balloon will arrive with fanfare and mystique. Shrouded in mystery to create anticipation, this Colossal will spring to life as a welcoming beacon to all who visit Colorado. Like a circus big top, Gigantica will lure with wonder and astonishment as it puts on its daily magic show.

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Schedule Of Events
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Ground breaking
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Balloon Installation and VIP tours, Inflation party.
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Grand opening Concert and Party

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Where is it?


ARTIST RENDITION OF Gigantica in a Wash Park location.

Gigantica will be visible from most anywhere in Denver. Including Television coverage during sporting events, daily commuters on I-25 and I-70, and city cams from TV stations.

Aerostat Park near Downtown Denver will be its home. The balloon will be tethered to the earth and allowed to rise to 500 ft above the city. The contrast between the urban buildings and the delicate balloon will highlight the balloons uniqness.

Other Aerophile locations around the world: Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Fuji Yama, Nagasaki, Shaoxing, Orange County, Las Vegas, Indianapolis.

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It is here!

From opening day on, views from Gigantica will be second to none. Vistas will include all areas from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak. Sneak a peak at Broncos Football in the fall, Avalanche Hockey and Nuggets Basketball in the winter and Rockies Baseball in the summer.

As the sun sets over the Colorado Front Range, Gigantica will take on new life. Illuminated from within the balloon will glow like a Chinese lantern; its charm will entice all who pass by. Located near downtown those who want a romantic evening ride only need to hop aboard.

Gigantica will become part of the unique and ever growing landscape here in Colorado. The "Big Balloon" over Denver will set us apart from other cities to those who return year after year. Gigantica will be a reminder to those who visit of Colorado's extraordinary abilities and creativity.

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Opening Day: May 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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