Quick Check Complaint - BEWARE the parking if you go to the Balloon Festival
READINGTON,, NEW JERSEY -- Balloon Festival in Readington, NJ, July 2009. We went to see the Balloon Ascension in the evening. We paid for parking, stayed about an hour, when we tried to leave, we COULD NOT! We were trapped for 2 1/2 hours, could not back up or go forward. This was due to the HORRIBLE management of the parking situation. there was no plan, so everyone who could go around got out first. Parking was very closely manageed getting in, so you know they know how and could do it, they just don't!! PARK CLOSE TO THE EXIT if you go, or make sure you GET OUT EARLY. the parking lot was filled with desparate screaming people and gate guards who would do NOTHING.
The worst was people with children and older people trapped for hours. Most everyone was trying to be cooperative and patient in a bad situation, but a some people were running over barriers, cutting other people off, anything to get out.
Horrible, what a way to spend your birthday-NOT!