Branson Zip Line Tour, "FAQ"
- I want to go on a zip line adventure but Iím afraid of heights Ė what do I do?
- Will I be very high?
- Seriously, is zip lining safe?
- How long is a zip line adventure?
- Do I have to do a lot of walking or hiking?
- But Iíve never gone on a zip line adventure before!
- Can anyone go on a zip lining tour?
- Can you go on a zip lining adventure when you are pregnant?
- Should I wear anything special?
- What if itís cold?
- Do I have to wear any special equipment?
- How about the rain? Can I go down the zip line in the rain?
- Weíve got a large group going, do you offer group rates?
- How many people can go together?
- What if we have to cancel?
- Do I have to pay ahead for my tour?
- I have a special occasion! Can we celebrate it?
- Do I need to make a reservation?
- Should I tip my guide?
- Many people have a fear of heights, but theyíre still able to enjoy going on a zip line adventure! You have to remember that you will be clipped (doubly) to a steel cable that is over a half inch thick. Our guides are trained to be with you throughout your entire adventure and to provide any amount of support that you need. You will have 2 guides with you on each line, also, when you are not riding the zip line and on the towers you are attached by a safety line at all times. At your highest point you will be 65 feet off the ground but the average is 35 feet.
- The average zip line adventure will take you anywhere from a few feet, to over seventy feet high, where you can get a great view of the Sevierville forest canopy!
- Almost all adventure trips, including things like rock climbing or white water rafting, carry risks with them. Our course was designed to be as safe as possible. We use only the highest quality of equipment available, and everything is checked daily by our experts, who are also professionally trained. We do everything that we can to make sure that you will be as safe as possible during your adventure.
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- If youíre taking a tour, youíll likely spend around 1 1/2 hours at the tour. We offer 7 lines that range from 450 to 2,000 feet long and 3 walk-bridges overlooking the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks. It takes about 20 minutes to get oriented and to be trained in what you need to know, and the canopy tour tends to take around one hour and fifteen minutes to complete.
- Not much at all since your first tower is right outside the door in our parking lot. You will have to walk some steps up our spiral stairway and over three short walk-bridges but everything in between you'll be "zipping" along.
- Thatís okay! Most of our clients have never experienced the thrill of a zip line adventure before. Thatís why our guides make sure that they give a complete orientation session before every training session, and why we make sure that we do everything we can to make you feel comfortable about your adventure. You might want to look over our "Zip line Safety" section to see all we do to make sure your adventure is a safe one.
- Our tour is designed for use by anyone who is over the age of three (children this young will tandem ride with one of our experienced guides). You must be over seventy pounds to ride alone. Any child who is between the ages of six and fifteen will not be allowed to experience a zip lining tour on their own, and will have to be accompanied by an adult the entire time they are at the park. The zip line is able to carry passengers who are between the weight of seventy and two hundred and seventy pounds. It is a requested that participants in a zip lining tour are in average health with no heart or back problems that might result in a worsening health issue.
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- No, if you are pregnant you will not be allowed to go on a zip lining adventure, but we hope that you will contact us about an adventure after you have had your child.
- When youíre planning on going on a zip line adventure, the first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothing. Skirts are not recommended, and you should not wear any type of jewelry that dangles. Close-toed shoes are required and anything thatís loose, like scarves, should be removed. If you have long hair, it should be tied back, and you should take everything out of your pockets, including cell phones, so that they do not end up hopelessly lost on the floor of the forest.
- The temperature can drop when youíre going on a zip line during the winter months, so make sure that you dress appropriately. Thick socks, a warm jacket that can zip up, a warm winter hat, thermal underwear, and even a face mask can be helpful if youíre going to be on a zip lining adventure in the winter months.
- Your guide will fit you securely into a seat harness. Youíll also be given a helmet, gloves, a trolley system, which is what moves you throughout the cables, and 2 lanyards that have safety clips on them.
- You can go down a zip line in the rain, but not if there is any lightening. We try to make sure that we contact everyone who is booked for a zip lining adventure in the event of a storm. If your adventure is canceled due to inclement weather, you can opt to reschedule or to have your money refunded.
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- Yes, we do offer group rates. If you are interested in knowing more about group rates, please contact us at 417-239-3030.
- We can have up to eight people per tour. If you have a large group, you will all zip together. If, however, you are smaller than eight people, you may be set up with another group of people and you will all zip together.
- Please see our cancellation policy for more information about cancellations.
- We do require that payment is made before your zip lining adventure. You can either pay in cash or you can pay through our secure online booking system using a credit card.
- Absolutely! If you let us know ahead of time about the special occasion, we will make sure that we honor it for you. Please give us as much notice in advance as possible so we can help you make the most of your special occasion.
- We do accept walk-ins, but reservations are a very good idea. We only accept eight adventurers at once, which means that we only have so much time for adventures every day. A reservation can ensure that you get the adventure that youíve been waiting for.
- That is totally up to you but it is common industry practice to give a tip to your guide. If they have provided you with the experience that you were hoping for, it is normal for a guide to receive a 10-15% tip per person.
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What is Ziplining Branson?: FAQs
Zip lining or ziplining is a sport that tests a person's fortitude and willingness to persevere when presented with a challenge. It is found at professional challenge courses throughout the world, where individuals, families, friends, and even companies come together, don a harness, willingly are attached to a high hung cable, and soar over tree tops, valleys, and nature's beauty. Zip lining can allow a person to reach high speeds- up to one hundred miles an hour, depending on the course- while in the air and unencumbered. In essence, it is a bit like flying. Ziplining Branson is Adventure Ziplining of Branson, where we offer six cables for high flying fun.
What Does The Term "Zip Line" Refer To? If ziplining is flying, then the zip line is your runway. It is the high hung cable, which is typically attached to either telephone poles or living trees, and it designates the route you will follow as you let go of inhibitions and soar. These cables, or zip lines, must meet ACCT regulations, which means that they must be securely attached with top of the line devices, they must slope downward within a certain range of degrees, which ensures that gravity can be put to work when you fly, but also that you will not pick up speed at a dangerous level. Typically the cables, like those at Adventure Ziplining of Branson, are hung thirty to two-hundred feet above the ground providing for excellent views and smooth soaring.
What Should You Wear When Ziplining Branson? It is always best to be comfortable when partaking in a new sport. However, comfort should not be your only concern. It is always recommended, when zip lining, that the participant wear long, pants and fully enclosed athletic footwear. As for a shirt, there are a number of options that would be acceptable, though you will likely want to choose something that prevents rubbing or chafing where the harness lies. So, perhaps a fitted tee-shirt, lightweight long sleeve shirt, or close fitting tank top. At most courses you will also be provided a pair of heavy weight gloves, which protect your hands, especially for cables that allow for hand-braking.
Are There Any Safety Issues That You Should Concern Yourself With? As with all adventure sports, there is a level of risk involved when zip lining. However, if you are wise when choosing the course and while participating, most of that risk can be completely avoided. Before arriving, ensure that you are wearing appropriate clothing and if you have long hair, you should tie it back in a pony tail or braid. Be sure that this is done in a manner that will allow for the provided helmet to fit securely on your head. Empty your pockets before leaving. Loose items, such as keys, wallets, money, and sunglasses have been known to be lost on these sorts of courses. Finally, read a bit about the sport before you leave on your outing, so you know what warning signs to look for, such as frayed cable, not properly latched clips, or damaged harnesses. While courses like Adventure Ziplining of Branson, do their very best to ensure your safety and follow specific industry safety protocol, it is always wise to keep your eyes open to potential dangers.
Where Should You Go to Experience ZipLining Branson? While there are many, many ziplining courses located at all corners of the globe, for the best ride in Branson, you definitely don't want to miss out on Adventure Ziplines of Branson. Located in the heart of the gorgeous city, this course offers a one and a half hour, fun-filled adventure, which features six different, thrilling, zip lines. So, when visiting Branson, head on over to 501 North Wildwood Drive for an adventure you will never forget. We love to host families, companies, and other groups for team building and shared memories.