Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Soaring Eagle has Landed


Going for the ride!
Our newest addition to the Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park, the Soaring Eagle Zip Line, has recently opened. On its debut, friends and families were eager to take a seat on the double chair that zips you up and down 700ft above mountainous terrain.

The ride takes about two minutes from the time you enter the platform until the time you return and exit. You and a friend will grab a seat on the Soaring Eagle and will then be securely double buckled in. You are then lifted a few feet higher, in preparation for take-off. As you ascent, you are blind to what is behind you as you are facing downhill, and wonder “how far up are we going to go?” After you reach the top of the 700ft cable, there is a brief pause where you can take in the breath-taking views of North Conway, the Moat Mountain range, and Mount Washington, as you hover about 50 ft above ground. The descent can take you up to speeds as fast as 35 mph as you pass by the Mountain Coaster and Summer Tubing. Towards the bottom you will begin to slow down and drift into the platform of where you started. The Soaring Eagle will then lower and the ride is complete. Chances are after you are done, you will be back in line again to fly like an eagle.
Aerial view from Soaring Eagle
of the Mountain Coaster
View from the top.

If you haven’t done this yet, it is definitely a great experience. If you’d like to see it a little more up close and personal, check out this video. Or if you are in the area, stop by Cranmore and take a ride! Don’t forget about the rest of our summer fun including the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing, Summer Tubing, Bouncy Houses, Spider Climb, Bungy Trampolines, Aerial Adventure Park, and Scenic Chairlift Rides. Find out more at www.cranmore.com.

The crew that made it possible, THANKS GUYS!