During the space race, American astronauts trained in amusement parks, braving the Tilt-a-Whirl and spinning teacups. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to prepare for space adventures. For $14, you get a ride on one of five thrilling thrill rides from Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park (a $31.39 value including tax). With this deal, you can choose one of five aerial journeys:
- Bungee Jump teaches you what it might be like to be born from an airborne pterodactyl. You'll be secured to a super-elastic bungee cord with nylon backup safety straps and stoked via multiple high-fives into pitching yourself off a seven-story tower looming above a professional stuntman airbag.
- The Skyspcraper shows you why your geometry teacher was so excited about circles as up to four riders—two on each end of a 165-foot propeller arm—are propelled through the air at a breath-stealing 60 mph.
- Texas Blastoff offers the opportunity to awestrike yourself with the majestic flatness of North Texas as you shoot 150 feet in the air at 70 mph, while restrained by a safety cradle.
- Skycoaster straps you and two friends, or maybe one date and one awkward third wheel into a 110-foot-high hang-gliding simulator. It's the thrill of flying without the hassle of actually going somewhere.
- Nothin' But Net indisputably proves gravity's existence. It's just you, constant gravitational acceleration, and two silky-soft safety nets. Around 16 stories of unrestrained freefall end against nature's intentions with a gentle, almost imperceptible landing.
For more than 17 years, Zero Gravity has continuously developed new and better ways to hurl Texans and European businessmen through Dallas's green sky. It's a great workout for your screaming muscles and a wonderful way to finally understand what existential philosopher Martin Heidegger meant by "physics." Take your date and bond through the illusion of narrowly escaped death, or take just yourself and prepare for a job interview to be a stuntman in a Ken Burns documentary.
All of Zero Gravity's rides come with a few restrictions: don't come pregnant, broken boned, if you have a heart condition, or with a duffle bag filled with puppies. Specific restrictions vary from ride to ride. In every case, you must be at least 42 inches or more to ride. If you can't choose just one ride, buy multiples for a cornucopia of thrillcitement.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visited Zero Gravity on their CMT show. Insider Pagers give Zero Gravity five stars on average, Citysearchers rate it a perfect five stars on average, and TripAdvisors award the amusement park five owl eyes on average:
- Great staff, heart-stopping rides and tons of laughs! I never questioned the safety of the rides or operators. An added bonus are the videos they take so you can see yourself and friends screaming and laughing. – GottaRun, TripAdvisor
- It is a great place to take a date and have a good time. You will walk away being able to say you have tried things that most people wouldnt' [sic] even dare! – amberCorn, TripAdvisor
- It's a great way to go out and have fun with family and friends…Having a variety of rides is also amazing and all of them guarantee safety and talk about that adrenaline rush. – zamo, Citysearch
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
For the past 20 years, Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park has been one of Dallas’ primary sources of satisfied screams, launching Texans into lower orbit with palpitating rides that test the confines of physics. Thrill-seekers can exhaust adrenaline reserves on hair-raising attractions, including the seven-story bungee jump, the Skycoaster, and the Texas Blastoff, which acts like a giant slingshot that rockets riders 70 miles per hour toward the sky. Nothin’ but Net sends amusement park goers plummeting on a 130-foot freefall, and the Skyscraper's enormous propellers whip guests around with 4 gees of force before serving up views of the city’s stunning skyline. Thanks to precautions designed specifically for each ride, Zero Gravity boasts a flawless safety record, whereas the park’s flexible schedule jump-starts hearts seven days per week, making it the perfect place for family, weekend, nighttime, and group activities.
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