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The subject of this article or section is part of the Spring Balloon Festival, a micro-world event, lasting a very short time.

Spring Balloon Festival
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Duration May 10 - 12

The Spring Balloon Festival is a micro-holiday event that takes place around Azeroth and alternate Draenor. Balloon pilots travel around the world to bring their balloons to various places. Any denizen of Azeroth can find them on their map and should they visit them, they will be taken for a ride.


The skies are clear, the wind is calm... it's a great day for hot air ballooning. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery, and make some new friends!


When you arrive to a balloon destination, you must talk to the balloon owner to queue up. When three people have queued up, the ride can begin.


Location Owner/s Balloon
Nesingwary's Retreat Neutral  Hemet Nesingwary The Killem' Jaro
Llothien Highlands Neutral  Boscoe
Neutral  Rungle
Boscoe and Rungle's Sky Chariot
Ruins of Shandaral Neutral  Chen Stormstout Chen's Balloon
Meredil Neutral  Zang Cloudwalker Cloudwalker Express
Pang's Stead Neutral  Lin Cloudwalker Cloudwalker Express
Stormtorn Foothills Neutral  Emi-Lan Emi-Lan's Skylounge
Ring of Trials Neutral  Dorthigail Nagrand Sky Tours
Ramkahen Neutral  Schnottz Schnottz' Hot Air Balloon


Boscoe and Rungle

  • Boscoe says: Hop aboard, junior ballooners! anybody want a balloon sticker? Here ya go.
  • Boscoe says: We run the swankiest balloon in all of Azeroth! Ask anybody, they'll tell ya it's true!
  • Rungle says: How's about some free drinks? Here ya go!
  • Boscoe says: Today, we're flying over Azsuna, the jewel of the Broken Isles.
  • Rungle says: Anyone for caviar? We got only the best!
  • Boscoe says: That's the Nar'thalas Academy down there. I school for mages back in ancient times, I hear.
  • Rungle says: Hot towel? Only the best for our customers!
  • Boscoe says: Rungle, why don't ya heat up the barbecue, then get the fireworks ready.
  • Rungle says: Sure thing, boss.
  • Boscoe says: Ya might be wondering how I can run such a classy balloon outfit and still turn a profit. Well, lemme tell ya.
  • Boscoe says: The trick is, ya don't reveal the price to the customer 'til they're up in the balloon with ya!
  • Boscoe says: That'll be 28.542 gold each--gratuity NOT included. Unless of course, you'd like Rungle here to break your legs.
  • Rungle says: Okay boss, I put the fireworks on the barbecue, like you said.
  • Boscoe says: You did WHAT? Rungle, you bungled it again!!!!!!
  • The balloon explodes


  • Emi-Lan says: Welcome aboard! Today I will be your guide on a tour of Stormheim.
  • Emi-Lan says: See all that stuff down there?
  • Emi-Lan says: That's...uh...that's Stormheim.
  • Emi-Lan says: Sorry, I'm not a very experienced tour guide.
  • Emi-Lan says: So, any of you know some balloon party games?
  • Emi-Lan says: Ooh Ooh I've got one! It's called Kiss, Marry, Slay.
  • Emi-Lan says: You just have to pick one person you would *Emi-Lan says: kiss, one you would marry, and one you would slay.
  • Emi-Lan says: I'll go first! Let's see...
  • Emi-Lan says: <name> , you've got a nice face, and it looks like you're the only one here who brushes her teeth, I would kiss you.
  • Emi-Lan says: Hmm...I would slay <name>. For obvious reasons.
  • Emi-Lan says: And that leaves <name> to marry! I could live with that.
  • Emi-Lan says: Okay, my turn's over. Somebody else go next!
  • Emi-Lan says: Alright, the balloon ride is over! That was FUN!

Zang Cloudwalker

Zang Cloudwalker's ride.

  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Greeting! Please step into the basket...and prepare for the most educational balloon ride of your life.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Today we will be taking a scenic balloon tour over the ancient city of Suramar.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: But first, I will be taking attendance.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Quite the talkative bunch, now on with the tour!
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Suramar, as we all know, is home to the Nightborne elves.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Among other things, the Nightborne are known for being rather disagreeable.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: <name>, can you tell me what mind-altering substance the Nightborne use to relax?
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: The substance they consume is, of course, mana.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Consuming so much mana has had an effect on the Nightborne's bodies.
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: <name>, what specific feature of Nightborne anatomy has been "enhanced" by excessive mana use?
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Very close! The answer I was looking for was "their skin".
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Final question, for <name>. What is the traditional greeting used in Suramar City?
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: Good guess! The correct answer is: "An illusion! What are you hiding?"
  • Zang Cloudwalker says: That's all for today. Thank you for flying...and study up for next time.


  • Dorthigail says: Welcome aboard!
  • Dorthigail says: Boy, are you guys in luck! This ain't gonna be your standard, sleepy, ultra-slow baloon ride.
  • Teleport to Nagrand in Outland.
  • Dorthigail says: Uh-oh...
  • Dorthigail says: I don't think we're in Nagrand anymore.
  • Dorthigail says: We're in Nagrand? We're in Nagrand!
  • Dorthigail says: I don't believe it! We traveled back in time!
  • Dorthigail says: Or is it forward in time? I never know.
  • Dorthigail says: Either way, this is horrifying! I wanna go back!
  • Dorthigail says: There's no time like home, there's no time like home, there's no time like home...

Chen Stormstout

Chen Stormstout's ride.

  • Chen Stormstout says: Welcome aboard. Please sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Chen Stormstout says: Below, you will see Crystalsong Forest.
  • Chen Stormstout says: I'm sad to say that despite all my travels, I never spent much time here. I couldn't tell you why.
  • Chen Stormstout says: Ahhh... but I do have fond memories of my time here in Northrend.
  • Chen Stormstout says: Just over that ridge lies Sholazar Basin. There I met tribes of wolvar and murloc oracles. Such strange creatures!
  • Chen Stormstout says: After all the journeys I've been on, I still remember that day the most clearly.
  • Chen Stormstout says: Please, pardon me for blathering on. No doubt the tales of your own adventures are much more exciting!
  • Chen Stormstout says: What about you? To what exotic lands have you traveled?
  • Chen Stormstout says: And you?
  • Chen Stormstout says: Or you? What tales of exploration do you hold dear?
  • Chen Stormstout says: I'll let the three of you talk amongst yourselves. I need to make sure I don't crash this baloon into Dalaran.

Lin Cloudwalker

Lin Cloudwalker's ride.

  • Lin Cloudwalker says: MORE balloon riders? Fine, come on in... I guess.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: This is the balloon ride to Halfhill. Please keep your hands and off-hands inside the basket at all times.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: <Sigh>...
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Below us, to the right, you will see Pang's Stead. Be sure to keep an eye out for...
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: You know what? That's it. I've HAD it!
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: I have a confession I'd like to make to the three of you.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: I HATE balloons. Hated them all my life. All I ever wanted to do was be a shaman, but no! Apparently "ballooning is in our blood".
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Is this good enough for you, father? Huh? ARE YOU PROUD OF ME NOW, DAD?!?!
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: ...Whew.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Wow.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Feels good to get that off my chest. I've never told that to anyone before.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Now you know my secret. What about you?
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: Give it a try. Tell us something you've never told another soul before. Go ahead.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: How about you? Do you have any secrets burning a hole in your heart?
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: I haven't forgotten about you. Tell us a secret. We won't judge. This is a safe balloon.
  • Lin Cloudwalker says: That was the most cathartic balloon ride I've ever had. It was even sort of fun. Thanks, all of you!

Balloon Commander Schnottz

  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Please be turnink your attenzhion to me.
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Ve run a tight balloon here!
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Zhere vill be no talkink, no jumpink, no basket-jostlink.
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: NO HORSEPLAYINK!
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Zhese are zhe rules. Obey zhem, or be dealt vizh.
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Ve vill all have a very nice balloon ride, and ve are going to enjoy it. Is zhat clear?
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: Very goot. Now ve sit in silence for zhe next hour.
  • A hotkey Schnottz Has To Go appears. Should all players click it, Schnottz is ejected.
  • Balloon Commander Schnottz says: I DESERVED ZHIIISSS

Hemet Nesingwary

  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Welcome, friends, to the Nesingwary balloon tour o'Highmountain!
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Bought this balloon from a wee goblin. Claimed it'd make a good perch for shootin' moose!
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Lately, I dunno. Been feelin' a bit down. Huntin' don't bring the same joy it once did.
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Not even shootin' critters from a hot air balloon can cheer me up.
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Now I'll melancholy.
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Anybody know any good jokes? Here, I'll start...
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Why do dwarf hunters use guns?
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Because you can't drink ale from the barrel of a bow!
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Heh, it's okay for me to tell that one because I'm a dwarf. And a hunter!
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: <name>, you got any?
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: How 'bout you, <name>?
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Or even you <name>. Someone cheer me up!
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Heh, that brightened me spirit.
  • Hemet Nesingwary says: Thanks fer keepin' an ol' hunter company!

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