Thursday, 7 June 2018

Zip World: Fforest Coasters

The Fforest Coaster is the only Alpine Coaster of it's kind in UK. It is so much fun for all the family with this thrilling new adventure!

The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all year, all-weather experience.  Start your journey in the heart of the woodland, taking your sledge on your own or in pairs, and travel on the uplift through the trees.  You will then fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds!




 The Fforest Coaster adventure was the one that I was the most scared for, due to you having to control the speed yourself and being alone on the journey (a combined weight of 150 and you can ride together!). When we arrived, the queue wasnt that long anyway and we were probably waiting about 3 minutes for each go. It is super safe because you are plugged into a seat belt and you can apply the brakes at any time by yourself. Initially, it takes a while to get up to the top, which is actually a nice ride as you dont have to do anything, you can just relax for a bit by yourself and take in the views. If you dont hold the brakes on, it is super fast, which I was not expecting. Once your go is over, you have to go and re queue for your next go. I actually really enjoyed it.

Pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Fforest Coaster is a queuing based adventure. Please be aware that during busy times (especially weekends and school holidays) your first of three runs may take up to 30 minutes to start after the time of the session you have booked. All three of your runs may take up to 90 minutes to complete. During off peak times please give 30-60 minutes to complete your three runs. For safety reasons, after your first and second runs you are asked to disembark from your sledge and re-join the queue. During wet weather condition’s it is likely to take longer to complete all three of your runs due to additional spacing required between the release of sleds.

Riders between 3 and 8 years old must be accompanied on the same sledge by 1 participating adult or child aged 9+ that is over 1.35m tall.

Length of adventure
  • 365 m uplift
  • 710 m down
Top speeds
  • 25m/h 40km/hr
Highest point above the ground
  • 5 meters
Main thrill points
  • You can control the speed up to 25 miles per hour.  You can travel as close as 1.5 meters to trees which makes this feel very fast.
  • There is an independent lift system that carries passengers and the sledge to the top.
  • There is a lockable seat belt system which is active as soon as you start at the bottom. 
  • The self-braking system and distance control system limits maximum speed and keeps the distance in between the sledges. 
Long hair should be tied back, all jewellery and scarves to be removed and skirts are not recommended.

On your feet, you will need to wear trainers or walking boots - open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar footwear are not permitted.

Zip World reserves the right to refuse admittance should appropriate clothing not be worn.

Prices:
£30 3 rides for 2 people - 1 child aged 3 - 8 years old and 1 person aged 9 years and over
£20 per person for 3 rides for 9 years and over

I actually made a short montage of videos of our weekend featuring a few videos from Zipworld if you wanted to watch that, heres the link: Video

2 comments:

  1. This looks so exciting! I’d be too nervous to do iy

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    1. honestly i was! emily had to calm me down nhahaha!!

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