Sunday, December 19, 2010

Zip-lines in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & Sevierville (Smoky Mountains, Tennessee)

Zip lines appear to be a new, but very popular, tourist & outdoor activity throughout the United States.  This is especially true in our area as zip lines keep appearing throughout Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville (Tennessee).  It is a fantastic activity that allows people to have fun outdoors, capture the beautiful scenery, laugh & relax with friends and family, as well as building lasting memories in your vacation destination.

A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing)  consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes courseWhat a beautiful part of the country for this exhilarating activity! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has long been the most visited of our national parks because of it’s proximity to the large populations in the Eastern and Midwestern states. Every season, folks come from all around to see nature at it’s best! The majestic peaks explode with color in the fall, become pristine,blanketed with snow in the winter, give birth to a variety of life in the spring and that continues throughout summer!

With zip lines a new alternative to the guests of these hills, people are seeing their wonder in a whole new way; from the perspective of a bird. Zipping along from line to line at a place like, “Adventure Park of Five Oaks” , you can actually be among the birds and above the trees! Their lines are situated in such a way, that you emerge from the hills on a final line that soars you over 2,000 feet in the open to give you a perfect view of the Smoky Mountain range.
Go take a look around at their Pigeon Forge zip line website to get a better idea of the park, as they have a photo gallery to give you a quick preview of what awaits. This is a real nice addition to the vast list of Pigeon Forge attractions and worth a look if you’re planning a trip to this area!
pigeon forge zip line

If  you are visiting the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville area soon,you might want to consider trying out the brand new  zip line attraction that just opened up across from Tanger outlet mall. Get ready  for a day of fun you won’t soon forget at this new addition to the Pigeon Forge area!  This was the old location of Five Oaks riding stables so many folks will already be familiar with this site on the Parkway but it has gone through some significant changes.
The developer already had other properties in the area but no zip lines to offer his guests but that has all changed with this new fun park. You can still call it Five Oaks riding stables, but there is now a new name that will gradually take it’s place; Adventure Ziplines of Sevierville.
Just launching today with a “soft opening” , it is cool to look up in the sky near Governor’s crossing and see people zipping along towards the Parkway! Check it out when you can and take the tour which I might add is very affordable at  $39.99 for an attraction of this kind!

Wahoo Ziplines is located in Sevierville, Tennessee, just a short drive away from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Wahoo Ziplines is the fastest growing attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains, where awe inspiring panoramic views meet heart-pounding excitement! Get your adrenaline pumping as you travel down SIX signature mountain ziplines, each bringing its own unique thrill. You will zip under, through, and over the tree tops at speeds up to 40 MPH. Our zipline guides can escort you on a private or family zip line tour, or assist you in team building exercises for your school, church, or company groups. So take the plunge and race down the lines at Wahoo Ziplines today!

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