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Amazon Prime's TV Show Austin Activation Will Have Free Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ever dream of riding in a hot air balloon but you just can't get yourself to spend that type of cash? Well get yourself ready to make a new memory. Amazon Prime is coming to Austin with the Aeronaut Journey Fair, and you'll get to ride in a hot air balloon for absolutely nothing.

Thanks to the popularity of SXSW activations, movie and TV show companies are always rolling through town to give us a real-life experience of what happens on the screen.

With the release of Amazon Prime's The Aeronauts, Amazon is having a cross-country fair to help celebrate the movie's launch. Luckily for us, one of their stops happens to be at the Republic Square in downtown on December 17.

The Aeronauts follows a scientist and a wealthy passenger's expedition of flying in an air balloon higher than anyone in history. Starring Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) and Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), the two will have to figure out a way to survive all the while discovering themselves.

And just as such, a replica of that balloon was created so that you can experience a bit of what that journey must have been like.

From 3 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, you'll get to ride a hot air balloon for free. Yep, for free! The balloon will be tied to the ground, but it will still soar quite a bit of height in the air.

And while you get to see the views of downtown Austin, you'll also get a show from the acrobat performing of the side of the balloon itself!

Besides the balloon rides, the fair promises lots of vintage activities. From a stereoscopic photobooth to a cartoonist and fortune teller, you're going to be transported back in time.

Actors will be around in costumes, and plenty of props will be on display. There will also be free food and drinks.

Be sure to RSVP on the website link below. The event is open to the public so you are sure to get in, but it's always good to have the assurance of an RSVP email.

While you're in the area, you can also stop by the Miracle Bar pop-up for a night cap. The place is decked out with all things Christmas and is purely magical!

Aeronaut's Incredible Journey Fair

Price: Free!

When: December 17 

Address: 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 

Why You Need To Go: To experience the victorian age and also get a free hot air balloon ride.

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