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 June 1, 2012
There's nothing fancy about zipline technology. In fact, it's pretty simple stuff that Sir Isaac Newton figured out hundreds of years ago. But there's something about strapping on a harness and letting gravity pull you from one high point to another across a great distance that conjures up feelings of excitement and adventure.
Apparently, those feelings are spreading like wildfire across the United States, where the number of zip line attractions has grown from only 10 in 2001 to more than 200, according to industry experts.
Here at our ziplines in the Smoky Mountains, we offer visitors long, fast, high zipline rides, with great views of the rugged foothills scenery added in at no extra cost. In other locations such as Catalina Island and the San Diego Zoo, for example, participants can also get bird's-eye views of the forest near Big Bear and zoo animals like giraffes and rhinos.
Ziplines have also proved to be appealing to both young and old, which has only fueled their popularity. Other than needing the ability to climb up and down from launch/landing platforms, the activity doesn't require a lot of physical prowess, so the activity is accessible by both the very young and the very old. All outfitters do have specific age and weight cut-offs, however.