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“A grand day out ...and up in the trees” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo

WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo
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$24.15*
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Nanaimo DragonFLY Zip Line Adventure
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Owner description: Aerial adventures & zip lines transform an afternoon in the outdoors into awesome recreation adventures at WildPlay Element Parks. Adults, teens, kids, and groups get back to nature, through primal fun & games that include the adrenaline pumping: Monkido® Aerial Adventure - an exclusive tree-top obstacle course, that teaches the lost art of monkeying-around. Guests conquer climbing nets, fly across zip lines, balance on wobbly bridges, take a Tarzan swing and dozens more games, 2-18m above ground. Bungy Jump - a famous 46m ankle-harnessed leap from a trestle bridge high above the Nanaimo River. Bragging rights included. Over 250,000 guests, and counting!. Primal Swing - a giant pendulum ride that arcs 39m from the trestle bridge through the Nanaimo River canyon! With intense 140kph speeds, and amazing scenery, it's a breath-taking nature experience. DragonFLY Zip Lines - two smooth, swift, and scenic flights that cross the Nanaimo River canyon. A guided adventure for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the ride. | Challenge your abilities, discover your inner monkey, spend time with friends, and evolve beyond your [self-perceived] limits in Nanaimo's most unique outdoor play space!
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A grand day out ...and up in the trees”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were looking for something to do that would be fun, different and take our minds off everything. So we pointed the car to Nanaimo and went to WildPlay. It was the perfect choice. From the moment the staff shows you how to put the harnesses on, you know you're going to be living in a different way for the next few hours. Ziplining through the Douglas firs, climbing up and across, challenging yourself while knowing you're safe if you mess up is a great way to spend an afternoon. The big zipline across the entryway at the end is a super fun way to finish -- back where you started but a different person now. Afterward, we walked up onto the bridge over the river and watched people bungie jumping and doing the primal swing. Also very entertaining ... and a pretty spectacular view as well.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Maple Leaf A
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WildPlayElementParks, Owner at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks for pointing your wheels in our direction! We're always happy to help with a different sort of distraction - even if that means "messing up" once in a while. Evolution comes in all forms :) ...Hope to see you back for a Bungy Jump or Primal Swing of your own (the view gets even better from the harness).
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English first
Comox, Canada
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174 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Memories of childhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I've completed the Monkido course at Wild Play Nanaimo three times and each time I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. It is suitable for people of all ages and for the most part you don't have to be super fit to do it. The aerial course and ziplines present a range of challenges and excitement. Sometimes the afternoons slots in the summer can be a little busy on the course so try to go a little earlier or a little later in the day to avoid the rush. The staff are friendly and get you set up with the gear and teach how to use it. This park will bring back your memories of childhood tree climbing so give it a whirl!

Visited August 2013
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“keep us healthy physically and mentally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have been impress when visiting this place. It is for the person who wants to be challenge or just exercise in the wild a little bit. it is for children, teen, young adult, older adult and if healthy a elder could very well participated in this exciting environment. It is I think a place that should be known internationally because of what it is offering. There is plenty of things to do in this beautiful natural wild setting. There are beautiful trees, animals in their home( squirrel, birds, rabbits) while you are exercising. It is unique and I can even say that you want to travel in Nanaimo for this main reason.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Anne B
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WildPlayElementParks, Owner at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Wow, Anne, your kind words are heartwarming to us. Thank you for sharing your review of WildPlay Nanaimo and for sharing our passion for active, self-affirming nature experiences ...with all that healthy fun and challenge to boot.

^Heather, WildPlay Headquarters
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Play and Play more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Well-done attraction, relaxed but fun and challenging. Great and helpful staff. Recommended for weekends as you might be a little sore after the tree walk.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jeffery E
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"High-flying fun"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The most fun I have ever had! Staff is great, funny and accommodating! I did the monkido twice now, and loved every second of it, although I have yet to get to the end. The staff were always helpful for any questions, and great at talking you through the tough parts. 10 out of 10 attraction for the island area!

Visited August 2013
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