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"Oz The Great And Powerful" Promotional Balloon Fittingly Gets Swept Away In Central Park

The balloon only made it about 10 to 20 feet in the air before high winds crashed it into a fountain. A movie that features a hot air balloon going astray begets a promotional hot air balloon that goes astray.

1. To promote the film “Oz The Great And Powerful,” Disney planned to fly a hot air balloon over New York City.

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2. Things started out good…


We’re up! #DisneyOz http://t.co/UDWKfQfFCO— Sam Champion

3. But then the balloon never got out of Central Park.

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4. Because it was too windy and the balloon was blown back into Central Park where it ripped.


The balloon I was supposed to go in had some wind trouble - came down on a Central Park fountain and ripped. http://t.co/ILVf6mccGa— Roger Clark

I seriously have never seen a hot air balloon land on a fountain and rip...until just now.

— RogerClark41 (@Roger Clark)

I seriously have never seen a hot air balloon land on a fountain and rip…until just now.— Roger Clark

@jenchung nope, there is a six foot hole in it. It's done for the day.

— RogerClark41 (@Roger Clark)

@jenchung nope, there is a six foot hole in it. It’s done for the day.— Roger Clark

8. The balloon only made it 10 to 20 feet in the air before it was blown down, according to Gothamist

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9. Luckily, no one was injured, and the balloon is scheduled to be in New York City another day, according to Disney.

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