The Spring Balloon Festival Micro Event is on May 10th 12.01am (US pst) until May 12 11.59pm (US pst)
During this event you can take a free hot air balloon ride over the lands of Azeroth. Each ride lasts about 4 minutes and your tour guide will provide some light entertainment during the flight.
Balloon rides are marked on your map with a red cross. Once you get to the balloons location you speak with the NPC to queue for a balloon ride. Each balloon needs 3 players to take flight but it is not faction specific. Once 3 players have spoken to the NPC you will automatically jump into the balloon and the ride will begin.
There are a few things to keep in mind –
1. This is a micro event so there is no reward for doing this just the chance to see the beautiful lands of Azeroth from the comfort of a guided hot air balloon which in my opinion is worth the time 🙂
2. You can exit the vehicle at anytime during the tour but there is no slow fall buff so be sure and do it over water or have yourself a glider, parachute or some slow fall effect. If you mount up while on the ride it will automatically kick you off to your death as well.
Each balloon ride has it’s own unique story that will play out as you go. I have listed the locations below:
Azsuna – Boscoe and Rungle’s Sky Chariot, your guides are Boscoe and Rungle their balloon is located South East of Azurewing Repose (cords 50.30)
Highmountain – The Killem’jaro, your guide is Hemet Nesingwary and the balloon is located at Nesingwary Camp in High Mountian (Cords 40.53)
Stormheim – Emi-Lan’s Skylounge, your guide is Emi-Lan and the balloon is located at Stormtorn Foothills (Cords 52.34)
Suramar – Cloudwalker Express, your guide is Zang Cloudwalker and the balloon is located north west of Meredil (Cords 33.48)
Uldum – Schnottz’ Hot air balloon, your guide is Schnottz and the balloon is located at Ramkahen (Cords 55.36)
Valley of the Four Winds – Cloudwalker Express, your guide is Lin Cloudwalker and the balloon is located at Pang’s Stead (Cords 84.21)
Crystalsong Forest – Chen’s Balloon, your guide is Chen Stormstout and the balloon is located in the Ruins of Shandaral (Cords 77.68)
Nagrand (Draenor) – Nagrand Sky Tours, your guide is Dorthigail and the balloon is located at the Ring of Trials (Cords 77.46)