Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on December 16, 2014
Yep, you read that correctly. There is such a thing as a zipline roller coaster, and you can find it in New South Wales, Australia. Measuring a full kilometer in length, the Crazy Rider Xtreme is located at the TreeTop Adventure Park and is officially the longest curving zip wire in the world.
Check out the video here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/australiaandpacific/australia/11242633/The-rise-and-thrilling-falls-of-the-zip-wire-rollercoaster.html
The Crazy Rider Xtreme takes visitors on a five-minute-long, twisty, curly ride through the treetops. Over the course of the trek, riders zigzag their way through 40 obstacles and get whirled around on 360-degree loops, one of which completely circles a tree. The high-wire technology, which was developed by the park owners, enables the course to run in curves and loops rather than straight lines.
The park also includes a 330-meter-long Pioneer zipline, which dives through a series of 10 curves, including a 360-degree turn and dramatic drop.
Hopefully, watching this video whets your appetite for some much more easily accessible zipline adventure. Our course in the Smokies offers longer and faster lines (and more of them) than any of the zip lines in Gatlinburg or Sevierville. This time of year, however, it's always a good idea to call ahead and make sure that we're open before planning your visit.