Never done anything like this - and I'm way too old NOT to have done something like this before! Way better than I thought it was going to be! I went with my lovely lady and her two kids (ages 11 and 8) and we had an absolute blast! Did you notice how many exclamation marks I've used so far?
Serious, it was fun. The facility is brand new and the staff is helpful, polite, and knowledgeable. The park is a little oasis in Bridgeport's North End and once you're there you quickly forget you're in a big city. Having never done anything like this before, I can't objectively compare the quality of the zip experience but I can say that I was surprised at the variety and extensiveness (is that a word?) of the zip routes. It's not just ziplines. In fact, most of the courses are obstacle courses in the sky. And they get progressively harder and harder.
Different routes offer easier or harder challenges but none of them are Lazy-Boy recliner stuff. Even the easiest route will challenge you some - especially for newbies like us. There were a few moments when our 11 year old daughter wanted to bail but with some encouragement she soldiered forward and earned the satisfaction and pride that comes from overcoming a challenge!
The course seems same safe (very cool and interesting technology that keeps you hooked to safety lines at all times). But you gotta be ok with heights cuz you are up anywhere from 8' to probably 30+ feet depending on which course you choose.
Cost us $200 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Well worth it. We went on the last day of the season and the park was busy but we never felt rushed or that we had to wait long to get zipping along. All the leaves were gone so it offered a crisp, autumn experience; I'll bet it's much different when the trees have their canopy. Rumor has it that the park has been a big hit and they intend to add more courses in the spring.
No food or drinks available so plan ahead and the bathrooms are portapotties. Other than that - A+
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