Newton Duck (from Garfield & Friends) as The Balloon Pilot
Thomas (from Thomas & Friends) as Skarloey's Driver
Schemee as Duncan (Cameo Role)
Michael Brandon as The Narrator
Michael Brandon: The characters on the mountain route were excited. They were helping to build a new road. It would take visitors to even more beautiful places on Shining Time. JB King arrived with important news.
JB King: The grand opening is this afternoon. I want to see the new road from the air. The Queen and I will arrive on Mayor Flopdinger.
Michael Brandon: Just then, Prince Michael came in.
JB King: You're late for the announcement.
Michael Brandon: Complained JB King.
JB King: Really Useful Princes are never late.
Prince Michael: I'm sorry, sir.
Michael Brandon: At townhall, there was another problem.
Michael Brandon: Said Ari.
Ari: Mayor Flopdinger's not going anywhere today.
Michael Brandon: The Queen was most upset.
The Queen: But I've been looking forward to the Grand Opening all week.
JB King: And I, my dear, will find a solution.
Michael Brandon: And he did.
The Queen: JB, you cannot be serious. Me, ride in this?
JB King: The wind direction is perfect. We'll be there in no time.
Michael Brandon: Soon the hot-air balloon rose into the sky. But Prince Michael was upset.
Prince Michael: All this extra work is going to make me late again.
Michael Brandon: The hot-air balloon was floating peacefully throught the sky. The Queen was enjoying herself.
The Queen: The new road looks splendid!
Michael Brandon: She said.
JB King: Thank you, my dear.
Michael Brandon: Replied JB King. Down the road, the workmen were still loading their ladders.
Prince Michael: Hurry up, hurry up!
Michael Brandon: Prince Michael shouted.
JB King: If Prince Michael dosen't hurry,
Michael Brandon: Sighed JB King.
JB King: He'll be late again!
Michael Brandon: Everyone was ready for the Grand Opening.
Tito Swing: Where's Prince Michael?
Michael Brandon: Tito asked.
Rex: He promised to be on time.
Michael Brandon: Said Rex.
Michael Brandon: At last, Prince Michael was on his way. Then there was trouble. The balloon's flames suddenly went out. The air in the balloon cooled and the balloon started to fall.
Newton Duck: Hold tight.
Michael Brandon: Newton called.
The Queen: I want to get out.
Michael Brandon: Demanded The Queen.
JB King: Not now, dear.
Michael Brandon: Said JB King.
Prince Michael: The balloon's going to land in the tree.
Michael Brandon: Cried Prince Michael. And it came down right in front of Prince Michael.
Prince Michael: There's JB King.
The Queen: My hat is ruined!
Michael Brandon: Cried The Queen.
JB King: So is mine.
Michael Brandon: Said JB King.
Thomas: Don't worry!
Michael Brandon: Called Thomas.
Thomas: We'll soon have you down.
JB King: Am I glad to see you, Prince Michael.
Prince Michael: Thank you, Sir.
Michael Brandon: Before long, JB King and The Queen were safely on the ground. They boarded Pince Michael's trailer and set off at once. Everyone was waiting as Prince Michael brought his important passengers to the Grand Opening. JB King declared the new line open.
JB King: With special thanks to Prince Michael.
Michael Brandon: He said.
JB King: For helping us get here.
Michael Brandon: Everyone cheered.
Tito Swing: Even so, you were still late.
Michael Brandon: Teased Tito.
Prince Michael: I know.
Michael Brandon: Said Prince Michael.
Prince Michael: But because I was late, JB King was right on time!