Puddles Makes His US Debut

Puddles Makes His US Debut

  • On October 6, 2014

Puddles the Penguin has made his US debut at the world famous Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

With up to 800 hot air balloons launching in the mass ascents each morning, Puddles is one of 75 special shape balloons at the event.


With over 100,000 people on site for each launch, Puddles has quickly become a favourite of the public who are crowding round to see him inflate and launch.

Puddles also made a splash in the Rio Grande river, with pilot Andrew Holly flying low and skillfully ‘dipping’ the bottom of the basket into the river and then flying out, in what is known as a ‘Splash and Dash’!



Exclusive Ballooning will be on site for the whole 9 day event at Albuquerque and will be taking part in the Special Shapes Rodeo and Night Glow later in the week, before heading onto Natchez, Mississipi.