The zip line tour at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville officially opened all eight lines this weekend.
Manager Josh Chaplin says they had a busy opening weekend with three tours yesterday starting at 10 am.
Aside from the tour, 50-60 riders enjoyed the single zip line, which is 2,100 ft long, over the course of the weekend.
Chaplin says they've had great weather and happy customers all weekend long because each line has something unique that makes the tour such an adventure.
He said the lines range from 340 ft to 2,100 ft. There are eight sets of dual lines and each one has its own special touch to it including steepness, speed and length.
If you are interested in scheduling a tour that includes all eight zip lines, you can call Grand Vue and book 48 hours in advance.
Friday was a big day at Grand Vue Park in Marshall County. Park General Manager Craig White joined with local officials to cut the ribbon for their new zip line ride.
7News was invited to be one of the first to take a ride down the new attraction, sure to bring in business from across the area.
The Grand Vue Park Canopy Ride consists of one 2200 foot dual zip line, offering spectacular views of downtown Moundsville.
The ride will open to the public Saturday, July 8th, from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.
White says the full zip line canopy tour is scheduled to open sometime in August.
For more information, visit www.grandvuepark.com
It was an exciting day at Grand Vue Park as it's brand new zip line opened to the public Saturday.
Nearly 20 people had went on the ride as of Saturday afternoon.
Manager Josh Chaplin says the hot temperatures would probably keep business to a minimum but that they are excited to see how the zip line brings in business down the road.
Chaplin says everyone loves it and ages of riders range from seven to 70. As long as the 70 pound weight limit is met there is no age limit.
The cost right now is $20 for the ride which is 2,000 ft long and the tower itself is 55 ft high.
Seven more lines are in the process of going up and are expected to be open by August 1.
That will be an $80 tour that lasts over three hours once complete.
Grand Vue Park wants to brand themselves as an 'Outdoor Adventure Park', and they have made plenty of headway in doing so.
Wednesday, 7News took a tour of the nearly finished Zip Line Canopy Tour. Slated to open in late June, the zip line is expected to draw visitors from nearby areas and beyond.
Park General Manager, Craig White said the full canopy tour will last nearly four hours and consist of eight dual zip lines, a total of 7,880 feet through the trees. To get through the entire course, participants will need to climb staircases to the top of platforms, some nearly 70-feet, as well as maneuver over two suspension bridges.
The full tour includes the Grand Vue Park Canopy Ride, a 2200 foot zip line ride, which could also be purchased alone.
Zip Line Manager, Josh Chaplin warns the tour is not exactly a walk in the park. "You're going to feel like you're floating and then a tree is going to zip past you and it will really hit you how fast you are going," he said. According to Chaplin, you will be traveling at least 50 mph.
There is no age limit for participants but anyone interested must weigh at least 70 lbs and no more than 270 lbs.
Grand Vue Park will start taking reservations for tours and rides on Friday via their website.
The cost for a full tour is $79 per person plus tax, and just $20 per person for the canopy ride.
For more information, and hours of operation, visit www.grandvuepark.com, or call 304-845-9810. To make reservations, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.