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 May 6, 2014
Whether you've previously tried zip lines in Gatlinburg, TN, Sevierville, TN or our own zipline course in Pigeon Forge, TN, you might have had questions about this form of recreation in general. As a popular outdoor activity, ziplining really hasn't been around as long as most types of attractions, so some of the nuts-and-bolts facts about ziplining aren't exactly common knowledge. We'll remedy that week with some Q&A-style trivia questions geared to fill in some of those zipline gaps.
Q: What's the difference between a zipline tour and a canopy tour?
A: Zipline tours are not built into trees, whereas canopy tours are. At Smoky Mountain Ziplines, our canopy tour features 24 lines, and our SuperZip course has four long-and-fast ziplines.
Q: Which country generates the most annual revenue per capita from ziplines?
A: Costa Rica, with more than $120 million in zipline revenue annually.
Q: What are ziplines called in Europe?
A: Zip wires. Other common nicknames around the world include aerial runways, aerial ropeslides and flying fox.
Q: How many countries currently have zipline courses?
A: 63 countries, on six continents.
Q: Where were the first ziplines used?
A: They were created in China in the 1800s and used as bridges to cross rivers.