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Resene Rainbow Unicorn hot air balloon set to fly over Waikato

26 Feb 2020

Balloons over Waikato, New Zealand’s premier hot air balloon festival, is back for another year to wow spectators with some showstopping designs.

Kicking off on Tuesday 17 March and running until Saturday 21 March, this year’s theme is ‘Carnival of Colour’ and will see the introduction of a new colourful design with Resene.

The Resene Rainbow Unicorn was created by twin brothers Todd and Scott Monahan, inspired by Scott’s four year old daughter, Jade. Normally residing in Lake George, New York, USA, it’s sure to be a fan-favourite when it floats into the festival next month.

Resene Marketing Manager Karen Warman is excited to work with Balloons over Waikato once again to bring this special colourful balloon to the festival. “The Resene Rainbow Unicorn is set to fly high, reminding us all how much joy colour can bring,” she says.

Five days of flying has been planned with balloons starting off at Innes Common each morning from 7am. The festival’s big event, Zuru Nightglow, takes place on Saturday 21 March, offering fun and entertainment for all ages. Music, rides and food will be available, leading up to the main attraction: The Glow Show. A spectacular light and sound show featuring various air balloons, it’ll be a night you’ll never forget.

For more information, visit the festival website.