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 February 21, 2012
In case you haven't noticed, zipline attractions have become very popular in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It's an easily accessible activity that most people can participate in, and the payoff is high thrills, speed and excitement. And that's reason enough for more and more zipline businesses to keep springing up in this area.
It's hard to calculate exactly how many ziplines there are, mainly because they're found not just at tourist attractions but also in summer camps, schools and outdoor education programs. Plus sales of backyard zipline kits have grown significantly in the last few years. However, some estimates say that there are more than 13,000 ziplines in the U.S. alone, and the numbers are increasingly similarly in Canada as well.
Complementing the demand for zipline fun has been the increase in the quality of equipment and safety measures taken by zipline operators. Today's equipment is far superior in terms of reliability, cost, comfort and longevity than it was just five years ago. Technology is always changing, and as a result, new types of tours and experiences are emerging. For example, new trolley and braking designs allow riders to descend steeper terrain as well as travel faster and farther. Also, more comfortable harnesses have enhanced rider enjoyability and have opened tours to users who may not have been able to enjoy the activity before.
If you're looking to zipline Sevierville, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN or Gatlinburg, TN, we hope you check out what we have to offer here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. We've managed to stay ahead of our competitors by offering up-to-date equipment, experienced guides and one of the most thrilling courses in East Tennessee.