Zip-Line Roller Coaster

While I can honestly say I’ve never actually thought about the carbon footprint of a particular roller coaster the idea of an eco-friendly zip-line coaster is intriguing to say the least.

When the Rattlesnake opened last Friday, it turned a theme park staple into a thrill ride like no other in the United States. And it will launch the next generation of zip lining.

The nation’s first zip-line roller coaster is part of a $1.5 million expansion at Florida EcoSafaris in Central Florida. The new attraction puts dangling passengers through sharp curves and jarring dips, thanks to a rigid-rail system that runs overhead and the pull of gravity below.


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