If you're looking for a new kind of thrill-ride, you need to check out this first-ever zipline roller coaster brought to you by Paula Deen's Show and Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park.
Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, if you love an adrenaline rush, this new ride — described as a first-ever of its kind — should be right up your alley. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park have combined ziplining with roller coasters to bring you a zipline like no other.
Called the Flying Ox, the world’s first cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster is officially open and, as described by the park, this one-of-a-kind coaster takes riders on a thrilling 1,000-foot-long ride 80 feet in the air above Lumberjack Square in the zipline position. You don't move in a straight line like a typical zipline ride, but get thrown around twists and turns, riders wind, drop, and soar through the air at approximately 15 miles per hour.
The video below shows what appears to be people having a great time, (even though one might argue the merits of how much fun this would be).
Inspired by the history of the local logging industry, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud partnered with CLIMB Works, the leader in the zipline industry to design and create the ride.
An Experience You Can't Get Anywhere Else
Vice President of Marketing Josh Mayberry says, “Lumberjack Square strives to provide a unique experience where guests can watch a lumberjack show then try their hand at some of the competitive events they see performed by the professional lumberjacks.”
Reviews for the ride have been tremendous and the park is open rain or shine to ensure anyone who wants a chance to hang above the park and zip around at crazy speeds can have a chance to do so.