Ziplines allow humans to feel the wind in their hair without renting a plane or commandeering the nearest kite. Avoid getting tangled in the treetops with today’s Groupon to Zip Orlando in Kissimmee. Choose between the following options:
- For $95, you get a zipline tour for two (up to a $190 value).
- For $179, you get a zipline tour for four (up to a $380 value). <p>
Zip Orlando’s certified guides propel sightseers on heart-pumping daily or nightly tours of Florida’s natural wetlands. Recreationalists reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour while soaring 65 feet above the ground on a course packed with eight different cables ranging from 225 to 950 feet in length. Spanning almost a mile total, the course includes dual racing lines, double-layered lines, and more than 300 feet of bridges, all culminating to create an unforgettable trip through the trees and the world’s largest cat’s cradle maze. While satisfying their need for speed, zipliners take in breathtaking views of Florida’s native flora and fauna as local guides impart knowledge about the area’s ecology and history. Guests looking to add a sense of romance to their aerial adventure can book a 5 p.m. twilight tour to zip through the trees as the sun is setting or head out with the moon-zip tour at 8 p.m. to dart about the wilderness as lanterns and glow sticks light the way and attempt to woo attractive lightning bugs. Tours last anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours and are open to participants weighing 70–270 pounds.
Though Zip Orlando sometimes offers a discounted rate online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
As part of the national Experienced Based Learning network of outdoor tours and ziplines, Zip Orlando safely sends its visitors zooming 65 feet in the air over the treetops and fields of a 2,700-acre Kissimmee cattle ranch. Through extensive training and membership in the Professional Ropes Course Association, guides strictly adhere not only to safety guidelines, but also to green course construction and tour practices. The company’s regular operations include minimum-impact trail paths; eco-friendly tree trimming; and carbon-neutral, human-powered zipline transportation.
Daily zipline tours traverse 300 feet of midair suspension bridges and hurtle down eight ziplines that range up to 950 feet in length. Moonlit and sunset tours might give visitors a sky-high glimpse of fireworks at the distant Disney resort. At ground level, ATV expeditions ferry passengers in the cabin of a Polaris Ranger past up-close views of the verdant Florida backcountry.