Eatonville, Wash. – Zip Wild is about to get a whole lot wilder – and more fun. And extra exciting for adults seeking an epic adrenaline rush as well as kids as young as 6 who want to climb and scramble over bridges and nets sized for them.
Based on age, height and ability, adventure-seeking wildlife park visitors can pick from:
- Super Kid [ages 6 and up, minimum height of 3 feet, 3 inches]: This is a relatively low-to-the-ground circuit with two sections of zip lines and nine challenges. The highest point on the course is 5.5 feet.
- Discovery [ages 8 and up, minimum height of 4 feet]: Greater challenges - higher into the trees, Discovery consists of two zip lines and 10 obstacles. It begins with a 14-foot-high climbing wall that must be scaled to get onto the course, which rises as high as 17.5 feet into the canopy.
- Adventure [ages 10 and up, minimum height 4 feet, 7 inches]: This zip line/challenge course, opened July 14, is already highly popular. It has a total of six “zips” or lengths of zip line, separated by an array of challenges that include cargo nets, swinging, slatted-step bridges and a tightrope. Zipliners must scale a 30-foot wall to get onto the course, which is 55 feet high at its tallest. That’s nearly as high as a six-story building.
- Emotion, or Extreme [ages 18 and up, minimum height is 5 feet, 2 inches]: This is the big one. It combines all the elements of the Adventure course with two more zip lines, for a total of eight zips and 18obstacles. It soars to a height of 78 feet – think eight story building – and requires participants to climb up – and down – rope ladders that many people might find hair-raisingly high. Thrill seekers will find this course and its challenges both mentally and physically demanding as well as supremely fun.