Get A Free Commemorative Magazine And Donate To Give Kids The World Village

By | May 4, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Grab a slice of history and at the same time help a fantastic cause.

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s Commemorative 110th Anniversary Magazine has arrived at the park and copies are being distributed to guests free of charge.

“The response has been fantastic,” noted Eric Anderson, a park owner.

“Customers have been taking copies and donating to Give Kids The World Village in collection boxes we have placed adjacent to the magazine.”

Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

“We’ve long supported Give Kids The World, and when we decided to publish this magazine the first thing that came to mind was to assist the village,” the park official added. “It’s pleasing to see that park guests are being generous by making donations.”

In addition, Quassy has set up an online landing page so magazines can be mailed to park enthusiasts.

“We have already received numerous requests for this service and our staff is mailing out the magazines as soon as orders come in,” Anderson said of the endeavor. “We charge only ($2.50) for the postage and envelope and have also set up the landing page so contributions may be made to Give Kids The World.”
Use promo code MAGAZINE on the ticket purchase page at www.quassy.com for the mail service.

The 44-page full color magazine chronicles much of the history of the family-owned lakeside property, which opened in 1908 as a “trolley park,” serviced by an electrified rail line from nearby Waterbury, Conn.
Other feature articles include Coasters At Quassy, Just Add Water (advent of Splash Away Bay Waterpark), Carousel History and Quassy’s Rides: A Mix Of The Old And New.

The entire publication was designed in-house by the park’s marketing department and printed by a local vendor.

Premier Parks Named New Operator Of Pacific Park On The Santa Monica Pier

By | May 2, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Premier Parks, LLC, announced today that it is the new operator of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park is the iconic two-acre amusement park that includes 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside retail.
 
Premier Parks operates 15 theme and water parks across the U.S. and Canada with combined annual attendance of approximately 6 million visitors.  The company currently operates more water parks than any other business in North America. Many of these parks bear the famous Wet ‘n’ Wild name, one of the most recognizable brands in the water park industry.
 
“Pacific Park is a terrific addition to our diverse portfolio of theme and water park properties,” said Kieran Burke, Chairman, President and CEO of Premier Parks. “Pacific Park’s location on the historic Santa Monica Pier, its worldwide recognition and top locals’ destination provides us with a unique opportunity as operators of such an iconic property.”
 
Pacific Park’s present management team led by Jeff Klocke, Vice President and General Manager, will continue to operate the Park under the new ownership. The well-established group has over 120 years of combined industry experience and over 50 years of combined Pacific Park management experience.
 
Mary Ann Powell joined Pacific Park as CEO in 1997 and acquired the operating company in 2012. She achieved continuous year over year revenue growth, all while streamlining operations, creating an industry-leading customer service program, opening 25 rides and attractions, refurbishing the midway games area and branding the oceanfront food plaza.
 
“I am grateful to the amazing team at Pacific Park and the local community for their support in making Pacific Park a family favorite,” said Mary Ann Powell,
former Pacific Park CEO. “Pacific Park was simply a dream opportunity more than 21 years ago and I’m so proud to be a part of the overwhelming success that it is today.”
 
While Premier Parks, LLC now operates Pacific Park,
the ground lease and physical assets are owned by EPR Properties in Kansas City, Mo. EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. EPR Properties total investments exceed $6.6 billion and its primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education. Pacific Park falls under its Attractions portfolio in the Recreation segment that includes 20 properties, 7 operators and 570 rides and attractions.
 
In May 2016, Pacific Park celebrated its 20th Birthday by debuting a million dollar new lighting system on the world-famous Ferris wheel that features higher resolution, greater color depth and faster “frames per second” display speed.
 
Standing 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Wheel’s new 174,000 LED lights are mounted on the Ferris wheel’s structure including the 40 spokes and two hubs. The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel’s new lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations while the new programming and display software upgrades increase imaging to 24 frames per second to display dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment. The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting provides 81 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.
The nine-story tall Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel first debuted in May 1996 with the opening of Pacific Park and was adapted as the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel in November 1998.
 
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside shopping. In addition to the Pacific Wheel solar-powered Ferris wheel, Pacific Park’s signature rides include The West Coaster, a steel roller coaster that races 55 feet above the Santa Monica Bay; and Inkie’s Air Lift Balloon Ride, the high-flying, family-sharing kids’ ride.

Big news from Bob’s Space Racers!

By | May 2, 2018

Emiliana Luna Park, the Italian manufacturer known throughout the amusement industry for their high quality amusement rides and games for over 50 years , has designated Bob’s Space Racers for distribution of their popular Fried Frogs Game for sales, parts, and service for the US, Mexico, and Canadian markets.

The Linq Promenade announces new entertainment, retail experiences: virtual reality adventures, socks & bottoms, “Welcome to Las Vegas” gift shop

By | May 2, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — This spring brings new developments at The LINQ Promenade, the popular open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district anchored by the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to recent high-profile announcements, including Kind Heaven and Fly LINQ, the following partners are debuting new entertainment and retail experiences for guests.

“Throughout 2018, we will continue to announce new and exciting dining, retail and entertainment experiences, many of which will be the first of their kind for Las Vegas,” says Shaun Swanger, vice president and general manager, The LINQ Promenade and Caesars Attractions. “Developments include everything from multimillion-dollar projects, such as Fly LINQ and Kind Heaven, to popular existing venues moving to new locations along the Promenade. One thing is certain — with so many new openings, guests will encounter a new experience every time they visit.”

OPENING THIS MONTH – Virtual Reality Adventures (VR) recently moved to a new location within The LINQ Promenade. This never-before-seen immersive experience plunges guests into a three-dimensional virtual world. Guests put on high-tech goggles to be transported to a virtual reality. Unlike other video games, VR Adventures requires gamers to use hand movement, walk, sidestep or jump to explore or fly through the virtual world with several unique and exhilarating experiences. With the new location, VR will feature nine experiences for guests of all ages, including VRoller Coaster. The attraction also has four virtual reality motion simulators that whisk guests away for thrilling adventures such as whitewater rafting.

OPENING JUNE 2018 – From matching sock collections for families and matching underwear for couples to exclusive lines found only at The LINQ Promenade, Socks & Bottoms will be a fun and trendy retail store for those seeking the most common essentials in any wardrobe. The store’s objective is to create a store where the most popular and unique brands of socks and underwear can be found under one roof. In addition, to developing its own exclusive line of products, Socks & Bottoms will carry numerous popular brands including Stance, ODD SOX, Savvy Sox, PSD Underwear, Piero Liventi and many more.

OPENING JUNE 2018 – Due to overwhelming customer response, Marshall Retail Group will open their new retail concept, Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop, the location for Vegas souvenirs at The LINQ Promenade. The permanent location will be unveiled this summer.

Second Annual Heroes’ Day To Honor First Responders And Military

By | May 2, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — First responders and members of the military – both active and retired – will be honored on Saturday, May 12, during the Second Annual Heroes’ Day at Quassy Amusement Park here.

The park will offer free all-day ride wristbands to every “hero” and one additional family member. Those requesting the free passes must show a valid agency/department or military identification when entering the park.

“We are certainly pleased to be able honor those who have served our country and communities,” noted George Frantzis, a park owner. “We have created Heroes’ Day to pay tribute to active and retired law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters and other emergency service agencies as well as military personnel.”

With Quassy operating 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of the event, Heroes’ Day will also feature live entertainment on the Carousel Theatre stage and Quassy’s Annual Art In The Park walkway chalk art competition for school teams.

Family and friends planning on attending may purchase discounted ride passes for $13.99 on the park website. Use promo code HEROES18 at www.quassy.com to purchase the pre-sale ride tickets. Ride wristbands the day of the event will be $21 with no discount available at the park. There is no general admission to enter the amusement park with a parking fee of $7 charged.

School jazz bands, dance groups and others interested in performing on the stage should contact the park office at 203-758-2913. Organizations that would like to display equipment such as fire trucks or military vehicles should also call to reserve space within the park.

Cedar Fair Reports 2018 First-Quarter Results

By | May 2, 2018

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 25, 2018.  Historically, first-quarter results represent less than 5% of the Company’s full-year net revenues as the majority of its parks and facilities are closed during this quarter.  As a result, the Company typically operates at a loss during this period.

“Our commitment to investing in high quality and immersive experiences at our parks is a differentiator for Cedar Fair and our guests,” said Richard Zimmerman, Cedar Fair’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe everything we do should be unique by scale and unique by offer.  In doing so, we are able to elevate the overall guest experience, encourage repeat visitation, provide greater pricing power and more aggressively market to incremental audiences outside the traditional geographic market range of our parks.”

“The success of this strategy was evident during the first quarter at Knott’s Berry Farm, our only park with meaningful first-quarter operations,” continued Zimmerman.  “During the quarter, the introduction of a new Peanuts Celebration and growth in the Knott’s Annual Boysenberry Festival were large contributors to our strong early-season performance in 2018.  The immersive, multi-week, multi-generational events we have worked hard to create continue to build upon Knott’s unique regional brand and provide even greater value to its ‘Seasons of FUN’ season pass program, which is also off to a very positive start in 2018.”

Commenting on the positive reception of the Company’s new rides and attractions, including Cedar Point’s world-record-breaking hyper-hybrid roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, Zimmerman stated, “Our season passholders experienced their first rides on Steel Vengeance this past week and the response was extraordinary.  We are proud to say Steel Vengeance is truly a ride like no other.”

First-Quarter Results

For the first quarter ended March 25, 2018, Cedar Fair’s net revenues increased to $55 million, compared with $48 million in the first quarter ended March 26, 2017.  The solid increase in revenues for the current-year first quarter was driven by increases in both attendance and average in-park guest per capita spending.

The operating loss for the quarter was $76 million, comparable with the operating loss reported in the first quarter of 2017.  The increased revenues noted above, were partially offset by a $6 million increase in operating costs and expenses, which totaled $124 million for the first quarter of 2018.  The increase in operating costs and expenses was in-line with the Company’s expectations and reflects higher costs to support the increased attendance and guest spending in the quarter; higher labor costs due to market/minimum-wage rate increases; and higher operating expenses attributable to disassembling of attractions and decorations associated with the inaugural WinterFest holiday events at three parks.  Depreciation and amortization and loss on impairment/retirement of fixed assets were comparable with the prior-year first quarter.

Interest expense for the first quarter of 2018 increased slightly to $20 million due to an increase in term debt from the Company’s April 2017 refinancing.  The net effect of the Company’s swaps during the quarter resulted in a $4 million benefit to earnings, reflecting the change in fair market value movements in the Company’s de-designated swap portfolio offset by the amortization of amounts in “Other Comprehensive Income” related to the outstanding swaps.  During the first quarter of 2018, the Company also recognized a $10 million net charge to earnings for foreign currency gains and losses related to the U.S.-dollar denominated Canadian term loan compared with a $3 million net benefit to earnings for the first quarter in 2017.

A net benefit of $19 million was recorded to account for the tax attributes of the Company’s corporate subsidiaries and publicly traded partnership taxes during the first quarter of 2018, compared with a net benefit of $28 million for taxes in the same period a year ago.  This decrease in benefit for taxes relates largely to the decrease in the federal statutory income tax rate implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which was signed into law during the fourth quarter of 2017.  Actual cash taxes paid or payable are estimated to be between $40 million and $50 million for the 2018 calendar year.

The net loss for the first quarter ended March 25, 2018, totaled $83 million, or $1.49 per diluted limited partner (LP) unit.  This compares with a net loss of $65 million, or $1.16 per diluted LP unit, for the first quarter a year ago.  The increase in net loss is primarily a result of increased net revenues more than offset by planned increases in operating costs and expenses, an increase in the loss on foreign currency and a lower benefit for taxes.

Adjusted EBITDA, which management believes is a meaningful measure of the Company’s park-level operating results, for the first quarter of 2018 was comparable with the same period a year ago.  This is the result of increased net revenues for the quarter due to increased attendance and average in-park guest per capita spending offset by increased operating costs and expenses associated with labor, operating supplies and other planned spending.

Cash Flow and Liquidity Remain Strong

As of March 25, 2018, the Company had $735 million of variable-rate term debt (before giving consideration to fixed-rate interest rate swaps), $950 million of fixed-rate debt (excluding amounts related to debt issuance costs), $40 million of borrowings under its revolving credit facilities, and $43 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand.  The Company believes it is in a strong position to produce future cash flows from operations that, combined with its existing credit facilities, will be sufficient to meet working capital needs, debt service, planned capital expenditures and distributions for the foreseeable future.

Distribution Declaration

The Company also announced today the declaration of a cash distribution of $0.89 per LP unit.  The distribution will be paid on June 15, 2018, to unitholders of record as of June 4, 2018.  This distribution reflects the Company’s confidence in its business model and long-term strategy and is consistent with its targeted annualized distribution rate of $3.56 per LP unit for 2018.

Outlook

“As we head into our core operating season, we remain enthusiastic about our plans, progress and potential – driven by our 2018 initiatives and the highly talented associates at our parks,” said Zimmerman.  “We have a solid line-up of new attractions for 2018, including four new world-class coasters and the continued investment in the growing market of Charlotte, North Carolina, with the expansion of our PEANUTS-themed children’s area at Carowinds.  In addition, we expect immersive, multi-week special events and unique culinary offerings to be key drivers of success at each of our parks in 2018.”

In February, the Company announced that it had finalized a deal to build a 129-room SpringHill Suites hotel adjacent to Carowinds, which should come on line in late 2019.  “We continue to pursue complementary development opportunities adjacent to our parks that will drive incremental attendance and create a consistent revenue stream.  Along with the recent investments in the park, we expect the new Carowinds hotel to enhance the park’s position as a multi-day destination in the same way the hotel investments have done at Cedar Point.  And, we believe there are similar opportunities at our other properties,” continued Zimmerman.

The Company also continues to extend the operating season at many of its parks into November and December with its new WinterFest holiday celebrations.  With the introduction of WinterFest at Kings Dominion in 2018, more than half of Cedar Fair’s amusement parks will be in operation in November and December.  The Company continues to analyze the opportunity to bring this event to more parks in the future.

Zimmerman concluded by stating, “This is an exciting time for Cedar Fair as we prepare for our busiest time of the year and continue to execute on our strategies.  While the majority of our operating season is still ahead of us, based on early-season trends and confidence in our business model, we believe we are well positioned to deliver another outstanding year in 2018.  We remain confident in our ability to maintain the growth trajectory we have produced for the past several years, which supports our commitment to a steady 4% increase in our annual distribution rate going forward.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call with analysts today, May 2, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, which will be webcast live in “listen only” mode via the Cedar Fair website (www.cedarfair.com) under the Investors tab.  It will also be available for replay starting at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET, today, until 11:59 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  In order to access the replay of the earnings call, please dial (844) 512-2921 followed by the access code 4549131.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando coming spring 2019

By | May 2, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, SeaWorld Orlando shared exciting details on a brand-new themed land, opening Spring 2019. Families will be able to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time as Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando brings the world famous street to park guests, connecting them to all of the fun, laugher and learning of Sesame Street.  

“We are excited to transport our guests into the colorful and creative world of Sesame Street through immersive theming, character interactions and interactive play,” said SeaWorld Orlando President Jim Dean.  “Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is an amazing addition to our park, providing more unique and memorable experiences for the entire family.”
 
Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando Highlights:
 
·Explore: Guests will explore the iconic neighborhood as they walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr. Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet their favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.
 
·Celebrate: Elmo and his furry friends, along with parade dancers will invite guests to join the party on Sesame Street daily during SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade.
 
·Play: The immersive area will feature exciting rides, wet and dry play areas and interactive experiences designed to entertain the entire family.
 
“In partnering with Sesame Workshop, we are creating a land for guests to make an authentic connection that can only be found in hugging a furry friend or reading a book with Big Bird,” shared Amanda Trauger, Experience Design Manager for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. 
 
Construction on Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is currently underway. The new themed area will be located on the south end of the park, where Happy Harbor currently stands.

JW Winco celebrates 40 years of strength in standard parts

By | May 1, 2018

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. — May marks the 40th anniversary and success of JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company. Since its beginnings in 1978, family-owned Winco continues to lead a new generation of innovation and solutions for the standard parts industry. Winco saw sales increase by 10% to over $16.5 million in 2017 from its North American Divisions and sees continued growth in 2018.

Over the past 10 years, Winco has greatly increased capacities to fulfill the demand experienced by expanding staff and sales channels in the US, Canada, and Mexico. JW Winco now has more than 60,000 sku’s in stock and has introduced over 500 new and expanded series of inch and metric size standard product offerings, including modern hygienic design components. JW Winco has also expanded its shop, assembly, and machining facility to improve the company’s capabilities and flexibility to upgrade and deliver special customer requests even in small quantities.

Key Milestones Reached in the Past 10 Years

In the recent past, Ganter, a global leader in manufacturing of standard parts since 1894, formed a synergistic partnership with JW Winco that has since provided world-class business solutions to customers. In 2009, JW Winco officially became part of A Ganter Company, which expanded capabilities and solidified resources globally. Since then, both sales and inventory increased by 80% respectively.

JW Winco is also a committed leader in environmental stewardship. “In 2013, Winco installed a green roof system on its New Berlin facility as part of the company’s effort in reducing our carbon footprint and managing rain water efficiently,” said Mark Winkler, JW Winco Chief Finance Officer.

In 2017, Winco invested in a new modernized logo and mobile-responsive website (www.jwwinco.com), which is dedicated to providing the customer with modern navigation and usability. The new look and feel of the site reflects the strength in commitment to the customers.

“Winco’s new logo evolved from the previous look, depicting the face and mane of a lion with stylized shapes of products that Winco sells. The lion represents strength and leadership, two qualities the company continues to integrate into all aspects of business,” said Robert Winkler, JW Winco Chief Technology Officer.

“When we say JW Winco, A Ganter Company, we mean unmatched strength in market innovation and product solutions,” said John Winkler, JW Winco Chief Executive Officer. “Our combined technical knowledge, customer service, design engineering, manufacturing, stocking, and distribution capabilities are our greatest strengths offered to our clients.”

JW Winco, headquartered in New Berlin, WI, is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and prides itself on having the largest selection of standard parts in inch and metric sizes, made of aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and plastic. Due to extensive investments in infrastructure, a forward-thinking vision of the industry, strong leadership, and a team of very dedicated employees, Winco continues to be a leader in the standard parts industry.

Category 5 Rapids Roar Into Action May 26 At Quassy’s Splash Away Bay Waterpark

By | May 1, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — If maneuvering down a raging river’s extreme rapids in a raft is on your bucket list, the wait is nearly over.

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark will debut Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslides on Saturday, May 26, as the lakeside property opens Splash Away Bay (waterpark) and Quassy Beach for the summer season.

The new slides are the fourth expansion to take place in the H2O attraction after it was first introduced in 2003 as Saturation Station, a modular family water play area.

“While other elements in Splash Away Bay waterpark are certainly fun and exciting, these three new raft rides will take the experience to another level,” noted Quassy’s Eric Anderson, who oversees capital improvement projects for the park.

Construction of the mammoth slides started last September as more than 20 tractor-trailer loads of components have made their way to Quassy from Canadian supplier ProSlide Technology, Inc.

“Work progressed as projected and the new attractions will open with the rest of the waterpark on Memorial Day weekend,” the park official added.

More Than 1,000 Feet

The new raft rides have a combined length of more than 1,000 feet and are located in what was a picnic grove area of the property adjacent to the existing waterpark.

“These are massive slides with each one providing a different experience,” Anderson explained. “They incorporate some of the newest and most exciting technology in our industry.”

The largest of the three giant slides is a TantrumTWIST, also known as TORNADO, which will accommodate single and two-person rafts.

The patented funnel shape flushes riders up the TANTRUM walls, oscillates each tube multiple times and generates the suspended-weightlessness sensation that is unique to ProSlide funnel rides.

After dropping into the funnel, riders are swept up the wall to the equator line, which is actually perpendicular to the ground. The ride creates the illusion of going over the edge and keeps even the craziest thrill enthusiasts returning for more. Quassy has named its version Torrent.

Two gigantic PIPEline serpentine slides round out the three-ride attraction. The new slides will all depart from one platform and conclude in runoff troughs near Saturation Station interactive water play area. The PIPEline slides are designed for single our two-rider rafts as well. They push the limits of gravity as riders soar to the top of banked 180 and 360-degree curves. The PIPEline slides at the park will carry the titles of Quassy Rapids and The Serpent.

 “ProSlide is extremely proud to be the trusted partner to Quassy Amusement Park for every one of the waterslides at Splash Away Bay. We are thrilled to be working again with the Quassy team to add brand new guest experiences to Splash Away Bay,” said Phil Hayles, vice president business development, ProSlide Technology.

The waterpark expansion is the single-largest investment in the park’s history, Anderson noted. In 2013 the property rebranded the water area as Splash Away Bay, which still incorporates the original Saturation Station play area.

“Within the past several years, we have invested heavily in the park with new water attractions, amusement rides and infrastructure improvements,” Anderson added. “Two new rides were added last year as well as our new candy shop and administration offices.”

New Café

In addition to the new slides, Quassy has also constructed Splash Away Bay Café & Deck overlooking Lake Quassapaug. Guests at Quassy Beach and the waterpark will be able to purchase food and beverages at the café and enjoy rooftop seating.

In 2015 Quassy announced a multi-year plan to add new attractions to the waterpark. Slide City, a five-slide complex for children, was introduced as the first phase of the strategy in 2016. There are now a total of 15 waterslides in Splash Away Bay with the completion of Category 5 Rapids.

“The opening of Saturation Station in 2003 really set the stage for the vast improvements we’ve been able to make in recent years,” noted George Frantzis II, a park owner.

“Wooden Warrior, our marquee roller coaster, opened in 2011 and we doubled the size of the waterpark in 2013. Those were monumental accomplishments for us – a small, family-owned business,” Frantzis added.

Soar, Navigate, and Conquer Your Adventures

By | May 1, 2018

GOVERNORS ISLAND, N.Y. — Adventures at Governors Island returns for the 2018 season, as New York City’s favorite outdoor summer attraction. Adventure seekers of all ages and skill levels can take flight on the the Flywire Zipline; reach new heights challenging skills and fears on the Climbing Challenge; and have fun navigating or getting lost in the Amazen’ Maze.

“The great family experiences so many enjoyed last summer are back on Governors Island. Complementing the world class recreation and leisure that defines the island, Adventures at Governors Island brings affordable, interactive family fun for all visitors.” says Beau Berni, Managing Director.

Flywire Zipline: Channel your inner superhero and soar to freedom on the most anticipated zip line in New York City. The Flywire Zipline allows two people to zip down our 300+ feet long cable side by side and reach up to 21 mph.

Climbing Challenge: Gone are the days of traditional rock climbing. Scale your choice of 3 unique 25 foot walls that fit your ability. With a self-guiding belay system, each climber can choose their line and begin at their own pace. The wall challenge is fun for all ages.

Amazen’ Maze: A giant maze nearly 3,600 square feet will challenge your sense of direction and problem-solving skills. Families can compete with each other or with others through this timed course. Kids and adults can sharpen their navigation skills, as the maze runners must locate various checkpoints, then exit as quickly as possible!

Guests can purchase tickets individually per attraction or save by buying the ultimate trifecta: The Adventures Combo Ticket ($22) which includes one ticket per attraction per person. Special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more, as well as private rentals for corporate team-building exercises and events.

Adventures at Governors Island launches into the 2018 season on May 5th and will be open on weekends from 10AM – 6PM, and daily starting June 1st. For more information, visit www.adventuresgovisland.com