We are thinking of taking our family to the balloon fiesta; in October, 2014 our family will consist of 2 parents, an almost 5 year old and an 18 month old. Any advice on the best approach to the fiesta with 2 little kids? I understand that for the morning ascension, it is vital to get up very early. What about recommendations on hotels? Do any of the hotels have a room and living area and might be within walking distance? Or is better to drive and deal with the traffic? I really think our 5 year old would like to see the balloons take off, so we’re trying to plan in advance how to handle this event. Any suggestions anyone can offer would be great! Is one weekend better than another?