Say Goodbye to the 6ABC Zoo Balloon

Crushed by snow.

Adieu, masterful piece of corporate branding that we came to love. The 6ABC zoo balloon, slated to um, fold at the end of the year anyways, has been forced into an early retirement by…snow.

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 4.45.57 PM

According to (who else?) 6ABC, “The balloon was damaged by the accumulation of snow this winter, despite efforts to minimize its impact. The weight of the snow on the balloon was an estimated five to 10 tons. In anticipation of even more snow, the manufacturer recommended that the balloon be deflated.”

Bye-bye, nice thing we liked to look at while stuck in traffic.

Around The Web

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Bring back the monorail.

  • Tom G

    It’s a shame but can’t they just buy a new one? It’s revenue generating from the riders and the sponsorship. People seem to like it. #nobrainer

  • They_Call_Me_Bruce

    Good, maybe this will be the beginning of the end for the zoo’s plans to turn the place into an amusement park. I go to see the animals, not to ride in a balloon or any of the other numerous attractions and rides they have added over the last few years.