What You'll Get
Whizzing around the city using zip lines as your main mode of transport would be great, if the costs associated with Batman-esque rocket-launched grapple hooks weren't so astronomical. Today's Groupon lays the lines and preps the sites for your convenience: for $40, you get one guided tour from Scream Time Zipline (an $89 value). Your area of exploration is 115 miles northwest of Charlotte in Zionville just outside the Cherokee National Forest and Pisgah National Forest, where a shuttle bus will take you into the wild.
Scream Time Zipline offers the unforgettable experience of stepping off a platform into the air and flying above the tree tops at 50 mph. Each tour will take you down and across six different lines of varying degrees of awesomeness, from jaw dropping to jaw exploding. Lines are between 450 and 800 feet long, nearly the size of three football fields, and are designed to zip you over the forest canopy, above picturesque cliffs, and down rolling streams. The tours run only on weekends through April, so plan accordingly.
If your keen intellect and quick wit need more stimulation, you'll find it in the sage wisdom of a Scream Time guide explaining both the environment that you're zipping through and his theories about the final scene of Inception (spoiler alert: the spinning top is dreaming). Every 90-minute trip operates under strict safety procedures, with your protection being priority no. 1. Even the 2,000-foot super zip lines (an additional $29 guarantee safety in addition to an unforgettable ride.
TripAdvisors give Scream Time Zipline an average of four owl eyes:
- Great staff, very personable and engaging, Hank and Zack were so much fun to zip with and they made the children feel at ease with the laid back mountain style. Well built course with a focus on safety. – saltandlight
- The Screamtime employees are very friendly and make you feel very safe. My kids especially loved all of the dogs at their site. The views are beautiful and even though we had originally signed up to do only the 6 zip tour, we added the longer zip line at the end and were not at all sorry. – Jemom68
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon forfeited. 48-hour cancellation notice for parties 3 and up. Must be 18 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.