Don't Look Down! The World's Largest Trampoline Opens Inside Massive Cave (Photos)
The world's largest trampolines have been unveiled today in North Wales as an attraction called Bounce Below at Zip World, an outdoor pursuits center.
An entire underground slate cavern has been transformed into a web of trampolines. The trampolines, which are each linked together with a 60-foot slide and are surrounded by walls three meters high, will be able to be reached by train once the facility opens on July 3.
As they bounce on the trampolines, visitors will enjoy a dramatic light show.
This facility is the first of its kind. Sean Taylor, the owner of Zip World, says he got the idea when he saw something similar in some woods in France, but it has never been done in a cavern. Taylor says,
It's a one hour activity where customers get dressed up in a cotton overall and given a helmet, they then jump on a train and travel inside the mountain.
To construct the facility within the cavern, workers had to lug around 500 tons of rubble and carry around portable lamps.
Laura Jones, the business development manager, notes that each trampoline has been tested to hold an enormous amount of weight. She says,
The first trampoline is 20 feet off the ground, the second is 60 feet and the third is 180 feet high. They are connected by shoots and you get in via a walk way in to the middle trampoline.
This is quite an exciting world first.
H/T: Daily Post, Photos Courtesy: Big and Clever Adventures