Always a wonderful experience-you get up before dawn, the earlier you get to the balloon park,the less you wait in the lines of cars headed for the parking areas. It starts out cold , so wear a good coat with hat and gloves and bring an appetite for Green Chile burritos. The first balloons go up before dawn ( appropriately called the Dawn Patrol) and then the first flight of regular balloons starts going up in unison in groups of about 100 each. As the sun comes up the first rays hit these gorgeous balloons filling the sky and there I no question that it was worth whatever it takes to be there! BE THERE !