Residents, visitors soon to 'Go Ape' over Grand Strand's newest attraction
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:17:07 GMT —
South Carolina's first treetop and zip line course is tentatively set to open in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day weekend.
The six acre course is located in the new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Complex, but it's not your typical park addition.
"We are always looking for new things for the park and couldn't think of a better amenity to come in and set the park off than Go Ape," according to Matt Gibbons, Superintendent of Sports and Recreation Tourism.
This is Go Ape USA's most southern location, and the new site boasts the company's longest zip line to date, according to Evan Dwyer, Go Ape NMB Site Manager.
The course, which takes a couple hours to complete, allows anyone, young or old, to tap into their inner ape for the day and monkey around.
There are five different zip lines, nine ladders and about 40 obstacles with names like Spider Web, Zigzag Bridge, Flying Carpet and Jungle Crossing to test your strength both mentally and physically.
If that doesn't do it for you, you can test your tree swinging skills on the Tarzan, a zip line strung across the forest canopy ending as you crash into a giant net.
Still not satisfied?
Take on the 918 feet long zip line - a feat sure to get any adrenaline junkie's heart racing.
Park officials think the Go Ape will complement the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex very well, and they're already getting phone calls about the attraction almost every day, according to Gibbons.
Go Ape NMB will tentatively open the last weekend in August. Visitors can experience tree-swinging fun year-round.