Flying along a cable or making your way through an elevated ropes course can be more thrilling than a roller coaster ride.
Ziplines and ropes courses have been steadily growing in number and size, with many including scaled-down portions for the younger set.
With these adventures, there’s no high-tech mechanics involved, and no sitting back for the ride. It’s a physical and emotional rush of conquering fears and accepting the challenge. For kids, that sense of accomplishment is priceless. You can see kids transition from a sometimes nervous “Can I do that?” look in their eyes to the punch-in-the-air “Oh yeah!” excitement at the end.
By Sally Quinn
July 5, 2017