Your wild Florida adventure just got wilder with the new EcoPark Admission ticket! Spend a full day with Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida and conquer 6 amazing adventures. Experience the all new Zipline Safari, the biggest zipline adventure in Central Florida. And, pedal through the treetops over forested wetlands on the Cypress Canopy Cycle. Plus, 4 brand new adventures! You’ll conquer The Rattlesnake, the first zipline roller coaster in the USA! Soar down Peregrine Plunge, the longest single straightaway zipline in Florida. Plus, take on the Panther Pounce challenge tower and the Swooping Crane extreme swing!
This was my THIRD time at Florida EcoSafaris in Forever Florida and I have yet to still try everything once. Read about my awesome Safari Ziplining and Cypress Canopy Cycling Experience first then head on over to my blog post where Adventure was the game and the Rattlesnake Zipline Rollercoaster was the name.
I didn’t get a lot of great shots with my camera this time because all I had in my mind was FOCUS. I had the opportunity last time I was in Forever Florida to do the Panther Pounce, but after the rush of the Zipline Rollercoaster I was done. So THIS time. What is the Panther Pounce?
The Florida Panther is known to leap from heights up to 18 feet but we expect a lot more from our human visitors. Your challenge is clear on this challenge tower. Muster up the courage to step off a 68’ platform into a thrilling but safely controlled freefall to the ground below. It’s a first of its kind adventure in Florida and an extreme one at that! Once you get up the nerve to make the leap, it’s pure thrills from there! C’mon, let’s show those Florida Panthers how it’s done!
Let me say I’m pretty adventurous when I put my mind to it. I’ve bungee jumped, ziplined, did the zipline rollercoaster, but standing on a ledge with nothing under you but dirt with the word “SPLAT” written out just does something to a person. It’s mind over matter and your mind is telling you, “This is nuts. What are you doing?! Why are you walking off a particularly large cliff for no reason at all.” The video I’m getting ready to share shows only about a minute of me getting up my courage, but it was more like 5-7 minutes. Every time they counted down I was like…OK…This is it. I’m going. Then I would chicken out. All the other bloggers were yelling “GO KAS!” and being super supportive, but I just couldn’t get it through my mind that it was ok. I was strapped in. Even if I could not see the strap. Then I jumped….
I immediately felt like someone was slowly letting me fall. No big freefall just a gliding down. The rush was INTENSE. Afterwords I was so hyped up oon adrenalin I think I talked for 15 minutes straight. If your an adrenalin junkie or just looking to try something different then you should really check out the EcoPark at Florida EcoSafaris. There is literally something for everyone and it’s right in the heart of Kissimmee Florida for you to experience.
- All 6 adventures make up a full day visit.
- We recommend a 9am arrival to make the most of your day
- EcoPark Admission Includes: The Rattlesnake, Zipline Safari, Cypress Canopy Cycle, Peregrine Plunge, Panther Pounce and Swooping Crane (opening soon!)
- Pricing: $135 for adults and children ages 10 years and older. Must weigh no more than 275 lbs to participate in each of the adventures with the exception of Panther Pounce which has a 265 lb weight limit.
- Advance Ticket Purchase Required. Call 407-957-9794 or toll free 1-866-85-4EVER and follow the phone promts for “Reservations”.
***Disclosure: I’m attending #kiss10 event. My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by the Kissimmee CVB. All opinions are 100% mine.***