You only need to do balloon tests at the highest point of the ride. Anything under the highest point is covered under the height waiver. So even if plans changed they wouldn't need to get a waiver for other parts of the ride as long as it was under the height they've already been approved for. Just see Pantheon. That was a significant redesign and has multiple places above the height limit, but it still used the original 315' height waiver granted for it.Not sure unless some changes were made to the plans. How long did the original permit have before it expites? More pics from near Marco Polo and the Octoberfest bridge.
Haven't fireworks ballons been reported on? I would assume those would be higher than this but still...First, we have to always consider that a height survey could be conducted for some non-ride purpose. In all of my years covering these balloons, I’ve always cautioned readers to keep this possibility in mind. That said, as far as I remember, each balloon we’ve reported on has ended up being related to a new attraction plan at some point down the line.