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“Fun afternoon”
Review of Monkey C Monkey Do

Monkey C Monkey Do
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Wiscasset
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Monkey C Monkey Do is Maine's Premier Aerial Adventure Park which features over 50 climbing elements, 6 Zip Lines and a 35 ft Giant Swing. It's unique design makes it suitable for children as young as four with higher elements challenging enough for the most adventurous teen or college student. Group rates and team building packages are available, and reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Operating season is from early to mid-May through Mid-October.
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

When you're tired of spending the day on the water, this is a great change of pace. The whole family can participate in this challenging and well run ropes course. A unique and fun experience. Your kids will definitely sleep well that night. Do make reservations before you go. They only have limited slots but that means the course is never crowded.

Thank Smillstein
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We did this with 2 kids, ages 11 and 14. Overall we had fun.

However, we had done a similar course in the San Diego area, which seemed to have harness and rope/cable equipment that were newer and structures that did not shake and seemed overall much more stable.

At Monkey C Monkey Do, while on the platforms waiting for the next element, we could feel the entire structure shake as people on other elements swung or moved quickly around. It was a bit unnerving to feel and see the entire structure shake, even though we were assured the poles and ropes were held together well by cables and the poles were drilled several feet into the ground. The elements are stacked on top of each other, and some are so close that the person above you can walk across the cable that is the one you're hanging onto, and if they lose their grip, they will hit you on the head.

Some of the elements were very difficult. Also, there is only one zip line you can use if you don't make it through the entire course. It would be great if they provided the ability for photos to be taken while one is on the structure.

With all of this said, most people we saw seemed to be having a great time, and it's wonderful that there is a place like this in the Midcoast.

4  Thank MaineacFamilyof4
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MonkeyC2013, Owner at Monkey C Monkey Do, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for this opportunity to explain the way our course is structured. First, there are only a handful of certified course builders in the U.S. Each course is unique and designed for a specific demographic. Although our course is open to the public, it was designed primarily as a team building experience for groups such as scouts, college sports and outing clubs and climbing enthusiasts. Our course is intentionally "wobbly" to both challenge the climber and increase the "perception of danger".( Unlike courses that are more rigid and designed more for recreational use ) Likewise, the equipment, although new, is intentionally "old fashioned" and "Low Tech" to keep the climber engaged and give the climber an experience that closely simulates real rock climbing. The platforms are a mandatory 12 ft apart in elevation. So although it might "feel" like someone from above could "hit you in the head", it would be unlikely unless a person was over 7 ft tall. ( These specs and tolerances are verified several times a year by third party inspections )The proximity of the decks and the "congestion" created are beneficial to large groups as they work together to get through the course. Some of the sections are very difficult and are designed to challenge experienced guests. Although many do, not all visitors are expected to complete the course on their first visit. Finally, it is true that a person must complete the course prior to going on the uppermost zip lines. This is intentional once again. Since the zip lines in the wooded area are self guided, it gives our staff an opportunity to observe the climbers for a time on the course to insure that they are following safety protocols before they zip "out of site", and prevents easy access from younger guests that may be drawn to the higher lines without the necessary experience to safely do so. Once again we appreciate the time taken to write the review and hope that this response is helpful to those that may wish to visit in the future.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a great time, service was very good with a big emphasis on safety. There were plenty of options for both teenage boys and a 4 y/o child. Highly recommended for an few hours of fun.

Thank Nene M
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is always a hit with the kids (and the kid at heart). We have to wait for a Groupon deal because it is rather expensive to do this ropes course. We were given extra time because they were running behind, but after almost two hours, we were exhausted. The staff were supportive of the other patrons who were scared and crying, going onto the course to assist them. Our kids had a great time. We'll definitely go back (with another Groupon, of course)!

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We just spent a fun afternoon here after 2 long days of nothing but rain! Luckily, we got reservations in the afternoon for a 2.5 hour adventure of ziplines, ropes course, and giant bungee/swing. The swing was surprisingly scary-at first. The gentleman who helped me was so patient and supportive. After I jumped off a very tall platform it was no big deal and a rush. The ziplines were short but fun. To get to a longer zipline course through the trees we had to get through a pretty challenging and high ropes course area. My husband , son, and me made it there and at one point needed help from the same gentlemen from the swing. We found out he manages the course. He was very encouraging to my son (who had fallen and was hanging) and helped him in a supportive and encouraging way to get back up on the high platform. Without his help this may have been a confidence breaker for my son (and me). He made our day but making sure my son felt he was able to complete the course and get to the high zipline himself. Thank you for a fun afternoon!

Thank COMom45
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