Zip World to Build Additional 100 mph Zip Lines


Photo courtesy of Zip World.

Already known for having the world’s fastest zip line at its Penrhyn Quarry location in Bethesda, Wales, Zip World has received approval to build additional 100 mph zip lines to help meet demand.

The high demand for the existing zip lines had necessitated operating hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in order to keep up. The addition of the two Big Zipper lines and a second Little Zipper ride was proposed as a solution to reduce operating hours. In this function, a restriction has been set to only operate the rides from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Zip World boss Sean Taylor said, “We are delighted and thankful to the Gwynedd council and the local community for the support we have been given. This will improve the Zip World experience for our visitors, reduce the long hours for staff, and be better for the community. We will start work on this immediately and will require us moving 140,000 tons of slate waste. We hope to have the new zip wires open by the summer.”

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