If the Gatlinburg Sky Bridge wasn't enough for all you daredevils out there, allow us to introduce you to another adrenaline-inducing thrill ride from the heart of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Flying Ox, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is the world's first cable-to-rail zipline rollercoaster.
According to a press release, the Flying Ox takes fearless riders 80 feet in the air for a 1,000-foot-long ride. "Instead of traveling in a straight line, riders wind, drop, and soar through the air at approximately 15 miles per hour," the press release states.
For the one-of-a-kind zipline rollercoaster, Flying Ox partnered with CLIMB Works, a leader in the zipline industry.
"With the addition of the Flying Ox, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park is the only location in the world where thrill seekers can ride a cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster," Vice President of Marketing Josh Mayberry said in a press release. "Lumberjack Square strives to provide a unique experience where guests can watch a lumberjack show then try their hand at some of the competitive events they see performed by the professional lumberjacks."
Opened by Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park, the Flying Ox was inspired by the history of the Smoky Mountain logging industry. The theme park also includes a log roll and boom run, a lumberjack-themed ropes course, speed climb towers and a simulated free-fall from an 80-foot-tall jump platform. The park will open a springboard chop and cross-cut saw attractions in the coming months.