The Sims 3 Website has updated their background image to Aurora Skies, and in this image, a very visible, low flying, Hot Air Balloon is present. This is not the typical hot air balloon that is present in the game currently.
In a survey found on April 28th 2012, one of the options for a possible Store World included the ability to “enjoy the scenery from above in a Hot Air Balloon!”. Survey photo here. Could this be the next premium content?
Hat Tip: Rincon Del Simmer