This is not for the weak or faint hearted, because even though your always harnesed to the attraction and can't fall, it can be extremely challenging as you walk tight ropes, cross swinging logs, swinging bridges and even ride a skate board on a tight rope! But it's also lots of fun! It's very hot in the summer and you will not be allowed to wear hats, fanny packs or back packs or be able to carry water bottles. However, there are several water fountains in the trees along the way. If you wear glasses, wear a croakie, you will be sweating and your glasses will fall off! That happened to several people in our group. There are always staff below helping to guide you and to retrieve fallen items. They were all really nice and helpful.
Why the low score if we had such a great time? We've ziplined around the world, but never over a giant pit of alligators. That's the main reason we went! There are two options, a short and long course. We were told by friends that the longer course was too much in the heat (up to two hours). When calling to book our reservation, we asked if the shorter course also included the zip line over the large alligator pit (alligator crossing) and we were assured that it did. I even asked why the longer course was more expensive if they both went over the larger alligator pit. I was told that the only difference between the two was that the longer version had more obstacles. That was a no-brainer for us- shorter obstacle course (about an hour) and a zip line over the large alligator pit! I was pretty ticked off when I got there and noted that the shorter version did NOT include a zip line over the larger alligator pit, only a much smaller one! That may be okay if you're not used to seeing alligators, because there were quite a few small alligators in the pit we crossed over, but for those of us who live in Florida, a few small alligators is not such a big thrill. We have those in the ponds in our back yard! When I told them we had been promised a zip line over the larger alligator pit and I was REALLY dissappointed that we weren't getting what we were promised, they could have cared less. Unfortunately, with 5 in our group, we couldn't afford the upgrade as we had already booked additional activities elsewhere. Needless to say, I was not wearing my happy face for a while.They could have least given us the additional photo in our photo package instead of charging us the extra $8.00! Seriously?! Bottom line, get the name of the person you speak with by phone ( not sure if it would have mattered) and if you want to go over the larger pit, it will be $65.00 instead of $25.00 and probably still worth it. At the end of the day, it was something really different and fun. I'm not sure if I would go again, because I hate being mislead but I would still recommend it to others. I had to give it a low rating, because that's what I promised and I keep my word! I think this is the only low rating that I've ever given on trip advisor. Too bad they couldn't at least say they were sorry for the error.
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