What’s this? Zip Lines at the Super & Foundation blocks? Ok, don’t get too excited yet, this is just a proposal, as John Finnegan, the owner of Urban Jungle Zip Lines tells me, “This is still the very early stages. We’d love to be in long beach, but we still have a long way to go. There are channels to go through and people to meet with to see if it is even possible.”
So check out John’s proposal below and let us know what you think!
I’m John Finnegan and I am the owner of Urban Jungle Zip Lines. I lived down by Neptune and E. Beech for a few years in the mid-90s and always loved being able to grab my bike and take a nice ride along the boardwalk.
Recently, a friend and Long Beach local mentioned that Long Beach could be a terrific location for one of our zip line attractions, so I took the bike out for a ride and spent the day on the boardwalk again. Long story short, Urban Jungle would love to be a part of your city and think we can contribute in a great way to all the positive strides being made in town. We hope to be speaking with all the right people over the next several weeks.
Urban Jungle would like to propose setting up a zip line attraction in the superblock area. The photo below shows what could be an ideal location. The line I have in mind would be in the area of 950′ long, run parallel to the boardwalk and would be an exhilarating thrill for the entire family.
The views provided will be spectacular as you soar along the boardwalk as only the seagulls have until now. Of course, we would like to talk to all involved to determine the best positioning of the towers.
The towers are actually put together using what’s called “system scaffolding” and are engineered to withstand 110 mph winds.
They are wrapped in fabric for aesthetic and safety reasons. I imagine and intend to dedicate one of the fabric panels for the City of Long Beach to announce and promote activities and events that are going on around town.
Our zip line attraction would also provide a fantastic seasonal employment opportunity! Employees will be fully trained and ACCT certified. 18 years old to work on the line itself but other positions will be available as well. Must be fit and not afraid of some fun.
There is an awful lot to discuss with the powers that be…revenue share, safety and insurance, and other issues, but I would love to hear some of the thoughts of your readers…what do you think of the concept? What would you like to see from us?