NEWARK - Some kids in Newark got a chance to check out the inside of a hot air balloon, literally!

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning and PNC Bank brought a giant, 75-foot-tall hot air balloon to Vailsburg Park to promote PNC's "Grow Up Great" school readiness program.

The balloon was pumped with cold air and secured down so that 90 pre-school children could learn just how the balloon works.