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Attention Dragon Slayers:

I have updated the Dragon Website and I have added a Saturday Run for those who might want to join....

I have found a Zip Line Company and I will be going and would love to have a few more to join .... I am afraid of heights and I will be testing my limits but I am willing to try......

$ 55.00 pp

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19 so far willing to take the plunge!!!!!

We now get the group rate of $55.00 pp

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Wahoo Ziplines - Dual Zipline Tours of the Smoky Mountains

Wahoo Ziplines is unique to the Smoky Mountains, with no other zipline of this magnitude in the surrounding area. With over 2 miles of cable, the zipline is split into 6 signature lines from 900 to 1600 feet long and from 40 to 250 feet in the air! Each line will amaze you as you soar through the mountains, taking in the panoramic scenery, and feeling like you're flying. This adrenaline pumping adventure takes place over 80 acres in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Come prepared to spend the next 2 hours of your life zipping, flying, soaring, and bouncing through the canopy of the trees at speeds of 40 MPH. Safety is our main concern. To ensure the safety of our guests, all of our guides have undergone rigorous training and each has been certified through Universal Zipline Technology (UZT).Each tour consists of riding our 6 very unique ziplines. Participants wear gloves, helmet, and a harness with a carbineer that is attached to a pulley that will be placed on a cable strung between platforms. You push off the platform and zip along the cable going from hilltop to hilltop. You will be anywhere from 40-250 feet off the ground and, literally, flying between the trees at a height where birds and other wildlife hang out on the branches. Getting started, First, the experience will include some 'how to' information plus a safety briefing. You will see how we put on the harness, latch into the cable. After you learn the basics and watch a demonstration, you will get your chance to participate in a once in a lifetime adventure.
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North of Cincinnati, on I-71 going to Columbus, about 32 MM, they just opened one of these zip line systems, I think it goes for a total of 6 miles, and 6 different rides, plus about 30 MPH when going through the air, it is called Camp Kern.....FYI....
 

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I commented over on the Solstice site. But count me in on the zip. I have been wanting to do this every since I saw the movie Medicine Man.
 

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Kim,

Sign us up for the Zip Line!

Thank you for all your planning on this event,


Terry and Cyndi
 

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Kim,

Sign us up for the Zip Line!

Thank you for all your planning on this event,


Terry and Cyndi

Because you stepped up we have done it.....


We now get a Group Rate..... $ 65.00 pp

WHOO WHOO.... do we dare hope to get 8 more to knock it down to $ 50.00
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Originally Posted by diamoney on the Solstice Forum.....


Well, actually...

You will all probably like this Update!

I spoke to the owners today, and they are giving us a (12 or more) rate of $55.00 per!!!

This also means that the pool of takers may increase- the more the merrier.

(Zipline groups REQUIRE a reservation- since will be on a bit of a time constraint, this is good for us.)

To set some of you at ease, my wife and I asked these questions:

Q: Do we have to pay a deposit and is it refundable for any reason?
A: No deposit; no prepayment required.

Q: What if it rains? How does that impact our event?
A: The Zipline is not run during a rain. Normally, they just wait for the rain to pass.

Q: Is there a weight/age limit?
A: The more you weigh, the faster you go (but they show you how to control your speed). The Zip speed may not be quite fast enough for some of you "Hot Shoes" types! The operators sometime "ride double" with guests who are initially frightened. No age restrictions- my wife and I witnessed a group that included ages 5 to 77!

Q: How long does it usually take a group of 12?
A: We are required to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to appointment. There harnesses to rig and safety of flight instructions to hear). Provided we do not get slowed down by a previous group (or a sudden reversal of courage), expect the complete run of 6 Ziplines to take 1.5 to 2 hours.

Q: What about parking?
A: There is ample parking behind the office.

Additional questions you may have:

Q: What is the drive like to and from the amusement?
A: Being a Saturday (to avoid too many touristas, aka Sunday drivers)- starting early out the Dragon, to the scenic highway for best speed, to Zipline. Afterward, the drive back will be through County (back)roads and some twisties that will make those not going sorry they missed the drive! We will hit the Dragon after coming over the Foothills Parkway, then back into Fontana. MapQuest, GoogleMaps, and Yahoo Maps all seem to put travel time at 2 hours. One section of the drive back is on a road that we will not be observing the speed limit!

Pending my driving the route (it stormed today, so no realistic times available), I suggest for the time being: leaving the Village by 8 a.m. to be a bit early for an 11 o'clock reservation; back on the road by 1:30 - 2 p.m. (allowing extra time for pictures, etc.); getting us all back easily by Kim's deadline of 5 p.m. You may also notice NO allotted time for lunch stop, which begs the question: will you be able to keep your lunch down?!?! Watching the Zipline showed that it is more tame than being a passenger in a car on the Dragon! Thoughts on lunch, anyone?

From my backyard,
John

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$ 55.00 pp


Thank you so much John for helping with this, everything sounds great and I look forward to your driving route as well...

As far as lunch I am thinking maybe stopping for fast food somewhere around there after we ZIP. We dont want anything that would take time... just my 2 cents..... The 5 pm deadline is just so that we can get back in time to clean up and chill before Dinner.... So that is not set in stone just amble time to relax....
 

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That is fantastic! (Especially the new price :yay:) I know I threw out the idea at the last minute so I truly appreciate everyone's effort in this adventure. KY - I am afraid of heights too that's why I refuse to jump out of a plane. Somehow in my crazy mind this seems a lot safer!
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Wait for it! :devil:

:yesnod:

:cool:

Since we have a group over 20 by latest count, the price is NOW-


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$ 4 5 . 0 0 :willy:


(per person plus tax).:cuss:


They went ahead and gave me waivers that I will have at registration with your packets, so we will not need to be delayed much more than making payments!

ANYONE ELSE THAT WISHES TO ADD THEMSELVES NEED TO LET ME KNOW THIS WEEK DUE TO GROUP SPACE CONSTRAINTS. I KNOW THAT THE DROP IN PRICE WILL SWAY SOMEBODIES! I can copy more waivers.
WOW.... Thought I would post this updated info..... This is great.....

Updated Zip List


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icarus
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ihawk
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bntn
badsol (2)
BritSolDriver (2)
dashark
GA-Solman (2)
Pepper
CavOfficer (2)
southernSkys (2)


The Zip is now closed....
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
The Zip Line photos are now on photobucket, here is the link....

Pictures by SOLSKYATTHEDRAGON - Photobucket

If you would like to add to the pictures or copy any please feel free to.... the login is: solskyatthedragon and the password is: biteme61

Enjoy....
 
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