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(Orlando Sentinel)   It's a zip line, it's a roller coaster, it's located in Florida, what could possibly go wrong?   (articles.orlandosentinel.com) divider line 58
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2012-04-05 08:22:14 PM
I really don't get why folks find this exciting.
 
2012-04-05 09:25:59 PM
Nothing decapitatively, that's for sure.
 
2012-04-05 09:34:07 PM
Looks like fun to me

/a LOT of fun, even
 
2012-04-05 09:35:19 PM
Sounds like fun to me
 
2012-04-05 10:16:21 PM
"The EcoPark Admission Ticket is $135 and provides access to six adventures".
Wut?
 
2012-04-05 10:25:34 PM

edmo: I really don't get why folks find this exciting.


Neither do I. Mostly because the author didn't see fit to include a single Gob damn picture!
 
2012-04-05 10:30:11 PM
I'm going to hold it up with this:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-05 10:33:01 PM

Honest Bender: edmo: I really don't get why folks find this exciting.

Neither do I. Mostly because the author didn't see fit to include a single Gob damn picture!


They're not great, but there's a slideshow at the top of the column on the left side of TFA
 
2012-04-05 10:33:43 PM
I can't wait to travel to work during a thunder storm on a powered zip-line economically taking the place of costly public transit.
 
2012-04-05 10:35:52 PM
That's a lot of stairs.
 
2012-04-05 10:36:11 PM
I aint afraid of no rolley-coaster!
 
2012-04-05 10:38:25 PM
$135?

Dude, for $1.79, I can take you on an equally perilous near-death thrill ride ... to the other side of town.

And if you REALLY feel like sharting your pants, we can cruise through real slow, maybe even roll the windows down!
 
2012-04-05 10:39:03 PM

rocketpants: $135?

Dude, for $1.79, I can take you on an equally perilous near-death thrill ride ... to the other side of town.

And if you REALLY feel like sharting your pants, we can cruise through real slow, maybe even roll the windows down!


The goal is the *illusion* of danger.

Not danger.
 
2012-04-05 10:39:51 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: rocketpants: $135?

Dude, for $1.79, I can take you on an equally perilous near-death thrill ride ... to the other side of town.

And if you REALLY feel like sharting your pants, we can cruise through real slow, maybe even roll the windows down!

The goal is the *illusion* of danger.

Not danger.


So leave the windows up, purist.
 
2012-04-05 10:47:11 PM
The rhine in spine stehs maynli on zee pline.
 
2012-04-05 10:49:20 PM
That video was a great advertisement to go to the nearest Safeway, pickup a case of beer, and watch some TV.
 
2012-04-05 10:55:14 PM
I did a zipline in Costa Rica and got to see howler monkeys. It was awesome.
 
2012-04-05 10:59:31 PM
Why can't they have zip lines off one of those mountains those guys with the squirrel body suits jump off? Think of it, you're harnessed in, all you have to do is hold on to yourself while you free fall, then slowly plateau for a smooth landing.
 
2012-04-05 11:00:20 PM

flamingboard: I did a zipline in Costa Rica and got to see howler monkeys. It was awesome.


"What the f*ck was that?"
"Some human pretending to be a monkey."
"Do they know we already do that better?"
"Yeah, but just chatter and squeak anyway. They bring awesome treats."
 
2012-04-05 11:08:18 PM

LeroyBourne: Think of it, you're harnessed in, all you have to do is hold on to yourself while you free fall, then slowly plateau for a smooth landing.




www.internationalhero.co.uk
 
2012-04-05 11:16:27 PM
Nah, I'd rather zip-line around actual wilds in Costa Rica.

Of course, they've probably copy righted and patented a centuries old method of getting around.
 
2012-04-05 11:18:48 PM

flamingboard: I did a zipline in Costa Rica and got to see howler monkeys. It was awesome.


Stephen Spielberg saw it and used that visual to ruin Indy IV
 
2012-04-05 11:22:49 PM

wildcardjack: Nah, I'd rather zip-line around actual wilds in Costa Rica.

Of course, they've probably copy righted and patented a centuries old method of getting around.


I'd rather walk around the actual wilds in Costa Rica and spend most of my time on the beaches there.

Screw being up in the air.
 
2012-04-05 11:23:44 PM

wildcardjack: Nah, I'd rather zip-line around actual wilds in Costa Rica.

Of course, they've probably copy righted and patented a centuries old method of getting around.


We should bring this method of transport to the US and somehow incorporate it into our highway system.
 
2012-04-05 11:24:41 PM

Lunaville: I can't wait to travel to work during a thunder storm on a powered zip-line economically taking the place of costly public transit.


LOL . ziplining as public transportation? really? REALLY??? Well I guess it's a way to trim down the prole population ...
 
2012-04-05 11:28:29 PM
jesus thats a lame zip-line. 3-feet off the ground ooooh, scary. Not to mention the *amazing* scenery of...a field of bush grass.

Costa Rica is cool. So is Alaska, where you go across valleys with a view of the fjords as a background.
 
2012-04-05 11:31:35 PM

LemSkroob: jesus thats a lame zip-line. 3-feet off the ground ooooh, scary. Not to mention the *amazing* scenery of...a field of bush grass.

Costa Rica is cool. So is Alaska, where you go across valleys with a view of the fjords as a background.


I thought fjords were a Scandinavian thing.
 
2012-04-05 11:37:20 PM
www.maxsound.com

Let there be only one fatal accident.
 
2012-04-05 11:41:36 PM
Yawn!
 
2012-04-05 11:46:11 PM
wwwc.mentalfloss.com
 
2012-04-05 11:48:45 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: LemSkroob: jesus thats a lame zip-line. 3-feet off the ground ooooh, scary. Not to mention the *amazing* scenery of...a field of bush grass.

Costa Rica is cool. So is Alaska, where you go across valleys with a view of the fjords as a background.

I thought fjords were a Scandinavian thing.


Misty Fiords National Monument (new window)

An amazingly beautiful place, I was only able to spend a day there. Outside of Ketchikan.
 
2012-04-05 11:52:13 PM
Came for Action Park.
 
2012-04-05 11:54:24 PM

gojirast: wildcardjack: Nah, I'd rather zip-line around actual wilds in Costa Rica.

Of course, they've probably copy righted and patented a centuries old method of getting around.

I'd rather walk around the actual wilds in Costa Rica and spend most of my time on the beaches there.

Screw being up in the air.


I would do it if they flew over the dinosaurs.
 
2012-04-05 11:54:44 PM
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chinatravelguide.com
 
2012-04-05 11:56:35 PM

RoyBatty: AverageAmericanGuy: LemSkroob: jesus thats a lame zip-line. 3-feet off the ground ooooh, scary. Not to mention the *amazing* scenery of...a field of bush grass.

Costa Rica is cool. So is Alaska, where you go across valleys with a view of the fjords as a background.

I thought fjords were a Scandinavian thing.

Misty Fiords National Monument (new window)

An amazingly beautiful place, I was only able to spend a day there. Outside of Ketchikan.


Learn something new every day.

I really want to get up to Alaska one of these years before I'm too old to really enjoy it.
My right knee is no good for long mountain hikes. Who knows what else is going to break down before I can see this kind of stuff?
 
2012-04-06 12:02:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Learn something new every day.I really want to get up to Alaska one of these years before I'm too old to really enjoy it.My right knee is no good for long mountain hikes. Who knows what else is going to break down before I can see this kind of stuff?


I certainly didn't know about it until literally I happened to be there. And then wow.

Had a unique opportunity courtesy of Chemical Bank to take a free 14 day cruise tour of the inside passage. Since the cruise was free, I paid shiatloads for every tour I could get on.

One of the tours was a seaplane tour of the Misty Fjords.

So we flew through his mountainous terrain, through the clouds, with lakes at least 600 to 1000 feet above these sheer drop-off cliffs, with thin waterfalls down to the fjord below.

At the time, and this was 15 years ago, you could rent a cabin (really a wooden tent with a sleeping platform) from the NPS, for a week for $25 a day and then get a seaplane to take you in and pick you up. I really wanted to do that.

I don't know if that's still possible.

Alaska itself was amazing, and since I took that trip I've become aware of many people who move or retire up there, and I can understand why.
 
2012-04-06 12:15:13 AM
Nothing, nowhere has the insanity and outright 'ride at your own risk and don't be a dumbass' than Action Park.

theactorsdiet.files.wordpress.com

Between the derailments, electrocutions and outright rides designed without any regards for physics, it was an absolute awesome, fantastic place to be in the 80s before everything here got all Lawery.
 
2012-04-06 12:18:52 AM
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2012-04-06 12:38:14 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: rocketpants: $135?

Dude, for $1.79, I can take you on an equally perilous near-death thrill ride ... to the other side of town.

And if you REALLY feel like sharting your pants, we can cruise through real slow, maybe even roll the windows down!

The goal is the *illusion* of danger.

Not danger.


Howzabout a ghetto-themed amusement park? We can hire the Heineken looter guy as a tour guide to give it some authenticity. Simulated drive-bys, a few scantily clad actresses with lip herpes, and random SWAT team raids interspersed throughout the daily schedule. Who's interested in investing?
 
2012-04-06 12:47:33 AM
Will there be barbecue sauce in the water slides?

The amusement park of my mind

Why yes I did see Rock City, Mojee Wojee
 
2012-04-06 12:53:28 AM
One of my nieces, living in the Orlando area, went on a zip line thing called Moon Zoom, 500 feet on a zip line in the dark.

Oh hell no.

This, if nothing else, absolutely proves she is my crazy brother's kid.
 
2012-04-06 12:54:08 AM
WORTFA, my guess is that a mullet got caught in the pulleys..

We have ziplining up here and it's great fun- 3 hours to go through the course and you get to do it
twice for the money.
 
2012-04-06 01:55:58 AM

rocketpants: Howzabout a ghetto-themed amusement park? We can hire the Heineken looter guy as a tour guide to give it some authenticity. Simulated drive-bys, a few scantily clad actresses with lip herpes, and random SWAT team raids interspersed throughout the daily schedule. Who's interested in investing?


Just re-open Six Flags New Orleans, should work.
 
2012-04-06 04:40:48 AM

ds_4815: rocketpants: Howzabout a ghetto-themed amusement park? We can hire the Heineken looter guy as a tour guide to give it some authenticity. Simulated drive-bys, a few scantily clad actresses with lip herpes, and random SWAT team raids interspersed throughout the daily schedule. Who's interested in investing?

Just re-open Six Flags New Orleans, should work.


At least we won't have to renovate...?
 
2012-04-06 05:17:02 AM
Ah. A flying fox.

Notice how he had to swing to give it a bit of a boost on the rising parts? I guess that the requirement for some level of physical exertion will prevent this from catching on in the states.

/I'm just taking the piss, mate
 
2012-04-06 07:11:20 AM
The need to add an element of danger like the roller coaster I rode at Worlds Of Fun years ago - forget to trim the tree branches so they slap you in the face.
/really
 
2012-04-06 07:22:05 AM
I was at a music festival at this very park in Florida just last month. It is pretty damn beautiful. I would not pay 135 dollars for the "experience" however. The music festival was only 95 dollars for three days and nights...
 
2012-04-06 07:59:30 AM

Lunaville: I can't wait to travel to work during a thunder storm on a powered zip-line economically taking the place of costly public transit.




What do you think powers it?
 
2012-04-06 08:05:10 AM
this is like the nerf mcdonalds version of ziplining, which itself is the cruise ship of outdoor adventure activities.

meanwhile, spaces are still open for numerous Denali climbs this summer at various operators.

honestly, sometimes america is so lame. not always, but sometimes.
 
2012-04-06 08:07:02 AM

Znuh: Nothing, nowhere has the insanity and outright 'ride at your own risk and don't be a dumbass' than Action Park.

[theactorsdiet.files.wordpress.com image 640x428]

Between the derailments, electrocutions and outright rides designed without any regards for physics, it was an absolute awesome, fantastic place to be in the 80s before everything here got all Lawery.


I remember either going to that place or a place just like it when I was 9 or 10. I think there was three concrete tracks with these wheeled sleds that had lever which had to options "Go like a mother farker" and "Slow down a little". People were constantly jumping the tracks and face planting in the concrete and having the sleds land on top of them. It was pure awesome. See, when I was a kid, our fun also taught us responsibility for your actions. There was no coddling.
 
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