Hot air balloon is a premium content in that is included with Aurora Skies. Prior to this content, the hot air balloon is only a decorative object around the neighborhood, as seen in neighborhood view in The Sims 2 or map view in The Sims 3.
The hot air balloon is a form of transportation around town, as well as a new place to relax and enjoy a day outdoors. Sims can enjoy a day of sightseeing, teleporting around, and even a little woohoo. You can find the hot air balloon in buy mode under Misc. Entertainment for 12,900 Simoleons. The Hot Air Balloon can only be used by Sims Teen-Elder. The Hot Air Balloon only accommodates up to two Sims.
The following options are available with the Hot Air Balloon:
- Get in
- Prepare for takeoff
- Fly to
- Get Out
The hot air balloon is a large 10×10 object, which hovers about 10–15 feet directly above the point of takeoff. It is important to know that the Hot Air Balloon does not glide over the town. Instead, it serves as a teleportation pad that teleports along with the Sim(s) to another location.