By Kerry Medina
March 13, 2012 10:27 PM
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida is introducing an entirely new category of theme park to Orlando visitors, the EcoPark. Launching April 6, 2012, the new EcoPark Admission Ticket at the popular Central Florida ecotourism attraction will allow for a full day of adventures. The single admission will gain visitors access to six different adventures including the new Zipline Safari, Cypress Canopy Cycle and four new adventures also opening on April 6, 2012. The EcoPark opening will mark the completion of a year-long, $1.5 million reinvention of the attraction located at the 4,700-acre Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area.
Most notable among the four new adventures is The Rattlesnake, the first zip-line roller coaster in the U.S. This cutting-edge new experience represents the next generation of zip-lining. Riders launch from a height of 65 feet, gliding along a rigid rail system that winds through the treetops of the Pine Flatwoods. The ride takes visitors through the trees, swinging, swooping, jumping and dipping through 1,000 feet of thrilling adventure.
Also opening is Peregrine Plunge, the longest single straightaway zip-line in Florida. Measuring 1,300 feet in length, this adventure has breathtaking thrills and views. Shooting out over the conservation lands, riders will feel just like a native Peregrine falcon diving into the distance after its prey.
Rounding out the four new adventures are Panther Pounce and the Swooping Crane, both sure to generate a full adrenaline rush. Panther Pounce is a 68-foot-high challenge tower that beckons the brave at heart to step off into a safely controlled rapid descent to the ground below. The Swooping Crane is an extreme swing where guests release from a height of 55 feet into a freefall before swooping back and forth between the trees and over the brush.
The new EcoPark Admission Ticket also includes the all new Zipline Safari, which opened in September of last year.