Foxfire Gets Houdini With Zip

Comedy Barn's Danny Devaney.

Comedy Barn’s Danny Devaney.

On May 15, the Comedy Barn’s Danny Devaney successfully escaped from a straitjacket zipping along what is reportedly the tallest zip line in the South, the Goliath zip line at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville, Tenn.

Billed “The Great Goliath Escape,” the stunt is reportedly the first such attempt in the world. The Goliath zip line is 475 feet high and 2,230 feet long. WATCH THE VIDEO

“We are excited to partner with The Comedy Barn Theater and this was a great way to invite people up to the park so they can witness the stunt first-hand,” said Stephanie Postlewaite, general manager.

Entertainment also included ventriloquist Stephen Knowles. Foxfire sits on 150 acres in the Smoky Mountains and includes 15 zip lines, an aerial ropes course, America’s longest swinging bridge that stretches 335 feet across Foxfire Gorge, an obstacle course, hiking trails, and river rafting.


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Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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