Out There: Roller Coaster Zip-Line

By Grant Rice,
Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2017, 12:08 PM EST

Travel just one hour southeast of Orlando and you'll find Forever Florida, a unique eco-tourism attraction encompassing a 4,700-acre conservation area. The mission at Forever Florida is to preserve and protect the fragile ecosystems of the surrounding native wilderness in order to provide a permanent and protective environment for wildlife. They also aim to maintain the historical ranching operation and to educate the public about the importance of conservation and preservation of their unique ranching heritage.

For this trip to Forever Florida we were anxious to ride the Rattlesnake Roller coaster, the country's only zip-line roller coaster. Launching from a height of 65 feet, those brave enough to step off into the treetops will swing, dive, dip and zip at speeds up to 20 mph along a sturdy rail system. This next generation zip-line experience takes riders through 1,000 feet of adrenaline pumping adventure.

In addition to the roller coaster is the Panther Pounce, definitely not for the faint of heart or those who get vertigo. This experience involves stepping off a 7-story structure into a controlled freefall. This adventure is the first of it's kind in Florida and it beckons to those brave enough to make the drop.

The Periguine Plunge is another thrilling experience at Forever Florida where you can race friends down the longest and fastest single straightaway zip-line in Florida. You'll launch from a height of 71 feet and cruise down 1,300 feet of zip-line at speeds up to 30 mph!

These thrilling adventures only scratch the surface of all Forever Florida has to offer, so get out there and take to the trees for a thrill you won't soon forget!

Reservations are required for most experiences at Forever Florida so give them a call or visit their website to reserve your thrilling visit today

Forever Florida website

Phone: 1-866-854-3837

Forever Florida is located at:

4755 N. Kenansville Road
St. Cloud, Florida 34773


FROM EAST OR WEST:  Take US 192 to Holopaw, and turn south on US 441. Drive seven and one-half miles and Forever Florida will be on the east side of the highway.

FROM SOUTH:  Take the Florida Turnpike north to the Yeehaw Junction exit and proceed north on US 441 for twenty-six miles. Forever Florida will be on the East side of the highway.

FROM NORTH:  Take the Florida Turnpike, I-4 or I-95 south to US 192. Take US 192 to Holopaw. Turn south on US 441 and drive seven and one-half miles. Forever Florida will be on the east side of the highway.

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