It was way overdue, but well worth the wait. It was time to try the Zipline “HighFlyer” at Foxwoods.First you must know the staff is great. Special thanks to my HighFlyer friend Shelby. She makes the experience terrific. With a calm and specific explanation, she welcomes you, calms you (if you need it) gives you all the info you need for the next thrilling half hour of your life. Thanks Shelby!
The journey begins
After you have made your appointment online or in person, you meet more of staff in the Fox Tower casino entrance, where the Zipline desk is situated. Then you follow the staff to the Fox Hotel to take the elevator up to the 30th floor. This is when you notice some getting restless, second guessing if they should have planned to take the plunge.
On the 30th floor, you get fitted with your harness. Then, for your safety and entertainment, a two minute video of what to expect and how to prepare for stopping at the end.
Now, the harness apparatus is quite bulky. It makes the smallest of humans walk like the Hulk. But, before going up two more floors, they add the heavy connection to the Zipline itself.
Now, it’s time to walk up two more floors, with all your gear. By the time I got up to the top, I was ready to sit in my harness just to catch my breath!
Was it all worth it? Absolutely. The only thing that would have made it perfect would have been the fabulous New England foliage, but I didn’t want to wait any longer in the season.
It’s a relaxing ride…..at up to 50MPH. Surrounded by the woods of Mashantucket, you slow down and land abruptly but safely near the Pequot Museum. The staff helps you down, takes pictures, and directs you back to the shuttle to take you back. Comments on the shuttle ranged from “that was awesome” to “I’m going to that again someday.” I concurred with them all.
350 Feet High
Almost One Mile Long
- Ticket prices – Adults, $59; Youths 15 & Under $39; Active Miltary with ID $49
- Hours of Operation are Weather Permitting
- Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Friday and SundaY – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Saturday – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
- Complimentary shuttles service will run between the The Fox Tower and the Pequot Museum for riders and spectators.
- For all the information and some videos to watch, go to the website HighFlyerZipline