ALLEGAN, MI – The final countdown is on for the grand opening of Allegan’s premier adventure attraction, Allegan Event Z!P. Be one of the first to fly over the Kalamazoo River and smile for community leaders, residents and media at 10am on Saturday, June 10, 2017 during the city’s annual downtown Bridgefest. The new attraction will have special guests, giveaways, music and more for the big event.
“We’re thrilled to bring adventure to our city that will entice people from all over the state to check out Allegan,” said Jim Liggett, owner of Ropes Courses, Inc. “This attraction was long overdue and the buzz of the activity here will be very exciting to witness…right in our own backyard.”
The main attraction is the Zip Line stretching 1,200 feet. Participants climb the main structure on the river’s north bank at Riverfront Plaza and soar close to 55 feet over the water. It stretches 600 feet across the river to a smaller structure, where riders land and prepare for another zip back to the main 65 foot tall structure.
Participants can exit by descending the stairs or continue the adventure on the QUICKjump for the ultimate free-fall experience from 55 feet in the air off of the same structure.
“If you’re an adrenaline-junkie you have to do the QUICKjump!” said Byron Bell, Allegan Event Z!P Manager. “I step off the platform and gasp every time. The drop is smooth and controlled though, so it’s a very comfortable ride.”
Closed-toe shoes are a must, as well as comfortable clothing. The attractions are designed for all levels including beginners. Participants must be at least 42 inches tall and weigh under 285 pounds to participate. Participants are outfitted with a full body harness and a redundant sling line that is hooked into the tracking system at the launch platform for their soaring adventure in the sky. A waiver of liability is not required to participate.
The Allegan Event Z!P attraction provides fun and adventure that the entire family can experience together or observe in a safe and enjoyable environment. Information on prices and hours can be found at www.alleganevent.com.