United State' first zip line roller coaster opens in Florida

Posted Friday, April 6, 2012 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Rattlesnake, the first zip line roller coaster in the US opens this month at Florida EcoSafaris in Central Florida.

Friday, April 6, 2012 11:18 AM

That looks cool. I've never come across one anywhere else; is this actually a world first?

Friday, April 6, 2012 11:30 AM
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I gotta be honest. That looks awfully uncomfortable, especially on those dips and drops.

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Friday, April 6, 2012 11:39 AM
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Yeah... all I can do is imagine my crotch getting hammered on every drop.

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Friday, April 6, 2012 12:12 PM

^That's what she said.

Friday, April 6, 2012 1:08 PM

I am sure that it is fine from an engineering standpoint, but I am not sure how comfortable I would be with the track bouncing and swaying around like it does.

Friday, April 6, 2012 2:21 PM

Regular zip lining was really fun and not uncomfortable for the balls as you would think.... a zipline coaster sounds awesome and it's about time they did something new to the traditional zipline. :) looks good!

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Friday, April 6, 2012 2:28 PM

There is one of these in Mexico, which looks a bit more interesting than flying around some pine trees (though the "waterslide" portion looks a bit painful): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM5gYq75Cgk


Edit: This video shows the "waterslide" portion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYFajGm5EmI I didn't realize that was left out of the first video I linked to.

Last edited by coasterdude318, Friday, April 6, 2012 7:37 PM
Friday, April 6, 2012 3:12 PM

Looks silly and gawd-uncomfortable to me.

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Friday, April 6, 2012 6:00 PM

It is definitely...interesting...agree that it doesn't look all that comfortable on the dips. They seem very "sudden," where I was expecting gradual inclines/declines.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 7:22 AM

Looks like Pterodactyl flyers at Islands of Adventure .

Last edited by Mtbiker99, Monday, April 9, 2012 7:22 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012 7:11 PM

Only with some action. And hopefully not such an excuciating wait.

I think this ride looks like a gas, I would love to try it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:58 AM
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I like the concept, but it looks a little boring. It seemed so slow that it could valley.


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