Wolfe Creek Wednesday: Free Fallin’

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We’re starting a new series on our blog called “Wolfe Creek Wednesday”. Each Wednesday, we’ll be posting a fun fact, story, or a newsworthy piece of information about Wolfe Creek Preserve that we think you’ll find interesting! Although we’re best known for our world-class zipline course, our beautiful facility is also home to an array of indoor and outdoor activities, rich history, and a natural setting that we take great care to protect. We’re excited to have you join us each Wednesday so we can share more about our mission to make Wolfe Creek Preserve a place where people of all ages can have fun adventures and make lasting memories with loved ones!

Free Fallin’
We’re not Tom Petty, but here at Wolfe Creek Preserve we have our own rendition of free fallin’ that is just as fun as standing front row at one of the classic rocker’s concerts. Don’t worry; our version is a lot more reliable and safe. It’s also totally optional! Our Blue Streak Fast Line & Freefall Xpress tour can be added on to any tour or done on it’s own. However, if you’re interested in this adrenaline pumping experience, you should know that we use the same certified equipment that has been used to train paratroopers for years, our guides are trained rigorously, and there are multiple safety mechanisms employed to guarantee the safety of our guests which is our first priority at Wolfe Creek Preserve!

If you choose to embark on this incredible experience, visualize this: imagine yourself ziplining at heights over one-hundred-and -fifty- feet above the ground, a panorama of hills surrounding you. You’ll plant your feet on our highest tower, Everest, and stand there for a few moments to take in the scenery while certified guides prepare your equipment so that you can step off the edge of the towering platform and free fall. The feeling of freefalling is like no other; you have to experience it to understand how it feels to be weightless, to feel your heart beating as you drop to the ground, landing effortlessly. It’s an experience that many of our visitors gush about for years to come because of how exhilarating it is.

It’s also an experience that many of our visitors take advantage of because our Blue Streak Fast Line & Freefall Xpress is the first 100-foot freefall of its kind in North America! It relies on a piece of equipment called a PowerFan which was created to train paramilitary in Britain. The PowerFan controls and slows the fall of the jumper by dissipating the body mass of the person descending so that each person is guaranteed a gentle landing. We take great care to inspect our PowerFan as thoroughly as we do every other aspect of our world-class zipline course, a process that you can read about here if you are interested.

More exciting than the mechanics behind the PowerFan are the emotions, adrenaline, and memories that come from experiencing our Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress Tour. Every zipline canopy experience comes with the option to finish with the free fall by adding the incredible Blue Streak Fast Line & Free Fall Xpress tour for a discounted price. On this speedy and exciting tour, you’ll first be driven up to the top of Wolfe Creek Mountain in one of our sturdy Swiss Pinzgauer vehicles to receive a brief safety orientation. After that, you’ll soar to the top of Everest Tower, which is the starting point of the Free Fall Xpress. Visitors, family, and friends can watch from one of our many observation decks to snap the perfect picture of your face as you experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime.

Our Blue Streak Fast Line & Free Fall Xpress is a particularly popular tour among large groups of guests who want to get a taste of the zipline experience while also leaving time for themselves to hike around the property, shop for unique merchandise in our store, and enjoy a catered meal in the comfort of one of our beautiful woodworked pavilions. If you have a group that would like to visit Wolfe Creek Preserve and engage in these activities, give our Sales Manager, Wes a call at (800) 717-0998 and he will help you plan the perfect day.

Whether you’re old enough to know the Tom Petty song or not, we know that you’ll love our rendition of Free Fallin’ so come on out to Wolfe Creek Preserve and treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime. The experience of the Blue Streak Fast Line & Free Fall Xpress is truly a special one that we hope you’ll take advantage of when you come visit us.

Check out the series of images below to see one of our Operations Managers, Dustin, as he glides gently to the ground at the end of the Blue Streak Fast Line & Free Fall Xpress tour!