My review is mixed...we got there at opening 9am to zip line first then horseback riding during spring break. Zip line was great. Check in was quick, the lady at the desk was friendly. Travis & James were our guides. They did a great job. Not as upbeat as the guides at Wears Valley zip lining which we had done 2 days prior but they were just fine. The lines at Adventure Park are much better than Wears Valley. Not nearly as scenic, but much longer and faster. I'm scared of everything...quite literally. I don't do things like this normally but zip lining is great fun & I'm glad I tackled that fear fast because I would do it again in a second. adventure Park has a 2 cable system so I felt very safe. 7 lines and 4 of them are pretty long. I felt like I got my money's worth.
Now on to horseback. Our combo package for 2 was for 9am. We zipped then thought we would ride soon after but it was a good hour wait. Not sure if they were holding us to fill out our group or if they were just that far behind but they were getting very busy very quick. The wait was annoying but not a deal breaker. I didn't fuss about it. We finally took off and I wasn't quite expecting quite a hilly trail. I'm not a rider but I'm not generally nervous around horses. We had a group of 7 with 1 guide. My horse was annoyed by the horse behind us and acted up from time to time. Which I could have handled fine if we were on a flat trail but we weren't. The horses were very slow & I'm sure our guide had done this a million times & knew there was nothing to be nervous about, but he never once came over to say it was normal, the horse would be fine, I was safe, the horse wouldn't ever bolt down a hill, etc. I made it known I was really nervous because the horses would walk on the edge of the trail and I felt like one misstep I would be down the hill with the horse. We were told before that they liked to walk on the edge so i expected it but still felt very uncomfortable mainly because my horse had been agitated off and in. Animals aren't always predictable so I don't assume a slow trail horse won't do something out of the ordinary. All the guide had to do was reassure me but he just stayed at the front, stopping periodically to let everyone catch up. If the guide had been more aware and just made me feel comfortable I could have enjoyed the hour ride. Needless to say, he did not get a tip. Travis and James did get a tip for the zip line tour.
Bottom line is I would go back for zip lining, probably not for horseback though it may be fine with a different guide. Or maybe a half hour ride versus a full hour. I was glad to be back when it was over. Go at opening during peak times because they seem to have difficulty organizing their walk ins with their reservations.
When we got back from riding there were a number of people having words with the folks at the desk because of the wait & the fact they had made reservations that didn't seem to be organized because things had fallen way behind at that point. Several we're quite angry...