To make the body produce adrenaline, people usually must kick a cop in the chin, juggle soldering irons, or trap wild animals underneath wet newspaper. Today's Groupon gives you a more comfortable way to excite your cellular infrastructure: for $21, you get two bouncing, rolling journeys in Texas Sphere Ride's giant rubber funspheres (a $59.90 value). Roll twice with a stranger or a Groupon-holding friend, or share one Groupon to roll once with a friend. If you'd like to prolong your adrenaline rush with one of Texas Sphere's helicopter rides on the same day, you'll receive it at a 10% discount. Helicopter rides leave from the sphere ride area.
Texas Sphere's Texas spheres are 10-foot-wide, clear rubber balls that cradle thrill-seekers in their hollow inner bouncy belly. Balls leap off the starting point to roll or bounce down a hill, gathering speed and leaving nothing but dust and pancaked cartoon characters in their wakes (click here to see a video of a sphere ride). Because the spheres seat two people, you can bring a pal and holler together, or go stag and ride with a stranger who tries to maintain decorum by yelling polite swears such as "Whip-pooooor-willlll!" or "Seabiscuit!" Wearing socks is suggested, even if you wear nothing else.
Short of discovering a live-action Super Mario Galaxy level or being made into a pet for giant gerbil aliens, you'll find few opportunities to experience the joys of rolling at vertiginous speeds inside a protective sphere. Take advantage of this rare opportunity with today's Groupon to Texas Sphere Ride.
Riders must be at least five feet tall and weigh no more than 220 lbs to ride in a sphere (you and your pal must weigh no more than 400 pounds altogether). All riders must sign a waiver. If you aren't yet 18 years old, one of your parents must sign.
- It was like being inside a human-sized hamster ball as we rolled and bounced down a grassy hill. It’s a short ride but certainly fun… – ChicksterMag
- The whole concept is crazy and the ride is not different. We started out going head over heels, and then half down starting rolling sideways. It feels longer than 40 seconds but was over before my stomach had time to act up. – KEYE TV
Texas Sphere Ride
Texas Sphere Ride brandishes a novel thrill with its massive inflatable spheres that send adrenaline junkies tumbling along a fenced-in track. The hollow, cushioned plastic balls safely cradle strapped-in pairs as they gather speed, rolling and bouncing along a dirt path. For added excitement, Texas Sphere Ride’s partnership with Helicopter Tours of Texas augments spherical jaunts with a short ride in a chopper for a more heart-pounding adventure than a hostage negotiation in a cardiologist’s office.
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