Creatively shaped balloons add significantly to the magic of the Balloon Fiesta. Some work very well. Others are more for show than practical. The stagecoach and particularly the cow are so unwieldy as to only be able to fly in the most perfect conditions. We have yet to see either of these get off the ground.
Darth Vader and Yoda are accompanied by members of the 501st Legion, a group of local Star Wars buffs with authentic movie-quality costumes. Very fun!
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