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Attraction Profile


Vertigo by ARM


Flying Scoooters by Larson


Soaring Eagle Zip Line


The Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield, Arizona, has opened a new expansion called Adventure Land featuring four rides. The


family-friendly selection is designed to complement the animal attractions on offer, as well as attract the


attention of motorists on the nearby freeway





visitors through pastures filled with African gazelles, antelop, and birds more than 20 years ago,” notes Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium director Mickey Ollson. “It only made sense to continue that successful approach with Adventure Land.”


New revenue


streams "We already had six other rides and felt these new rides would complement them as well as provide not only new revenue streams, but also a reason for visitors to come to the zoo and aquarium," says notes Wildlife World director Mickey Ollson. Tickets for the rides are sold separately on top of zoo admission. All are $6.00 per ride except the Zip Line, which is $15.00.


Opened on February 1, the fresh selection of rides is headed up by the Family Roller Coaster from Chance Rides. The custom-designed attraction, which takes passengers through a primate exhibit before scaling the 35ft (11 m) lift hill, features over 800ft (244 m) of track. The elevated track allows riders to view the animals below as they twist and turn at speeds of up to 25 mph (40kmh). More mild than wild, the coaster is designed for the whole family to ride together in the mine train style coaster train that holds up to 20 passengers . The new rides also include the 100ft high (30m) Vertigo, a Star Flyer type attraction from ARM, a 650ft long (198m) and 100ft high (30m) Soaring Eagle Zip Line, and a set of Flying Scooters by Larson. With these new additions, Wildlife World will boast a total of 10 rides. "We are constantly adding new attractions at the park almost every year," explains Ollson. "These new rides were chosen for a couple of reasons. First ,we have a new eight lane freeway alongside a half mile of the zoo and we wanted rides that would be seen from the freeway. Also these rides are proven over the years to be popular and


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Arizona zoo’s new Adventure


ur long history of incorporating ride attractions with animals on display has been very popular since the first African Safari Train experience took


we wanted rides that would be compatible with animals close by and that would be rides families would ride and enjoy as we are mainly a zoo and aquarium, not a ride park."


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Family Roller Coaster by Chance


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