Forest Adventure Park Okinawa Reviews
Forest Adventure Park/Obstacle Course Thru Jungle Jul 12, 2008
This is a park that actually has an obstacle course thru a jungle! It is high adventure and not for the weak at heart! You begin at the main office where you are transported via a shuttle bus up to the jungle. This is also the last place for a "western style" toilet, after that it is just "squattie potties". Once you get to the base of the jungle you begin the walk up to the base camp. You will have a guide with you! They have english speaking guides, Yvonne was incredible!!! Once at the base camp you can use a small locker to lock up any items you do not want to loose in the jungle. This obstacle course has sveral zip lines that whisk you over the tree tops. The average drop would be about 120 feet, so if you drop something, it is gone, gone, gone, 120 feet down gone! At the base camp you will be issued your harnesses. You are given a brief on how to put these on and a member of the team will give you a final inspection to make sure you are secured in your harness correctly! From this point you will go to the first obstacle. You will watch the demonstration on how to keep your self clipped at all times with your saftey line as well as your zip line. This is very important if you would like to survive the course. You have already signed away all liability at the main office, so if you die or are injured, it is all on you, so pay attention! After the brief each person will climb, cross, and zip to make sure they pass all the fundametals before the guide will let you actually start the course! Once you pass this, you are free to go! There are members of the Park Team throughout the obstacle course and at all the zip landings but you are on your own as far as going your own pace and such. The obstacle course consists of many bridges, rope ladders, peg ladders, big nets to climb, suspended log bridges, etc. You are harnessed in with two cables, so as long as you remember to keep yourself clipped to the cables, if you fall, it won't be far! The zip lines are incredible! It was fun to let go with my hands and feel like I was flying over the tree tops! The landings are a bit crazy! You are obviously coming in very fast and there isn't much time from when your feet hit the ground to when your cable slams into the stopper! I think I had the advantage of being short as all but one of my landings were on my feet. However, my 6 foot 4 husband landed more like he was sliding into home plate! There is not any place to purchase drinks throughout the jungle, so hydrate first or pack a camelback. They do sell water and soda for 100 yen at the base camp. It took my husband and I 2 hours to finish the course. It was beautiful! Lush jungle and the East China Sea along side us! A fantastic experiance and one of the best surprise dates I have taken my husband on!
The scariest part for me was the "Tarzan Swing" I almost didn't do it, but can't stand to quit, so i did it! You clip yourself onto this rope and as you drop down rapidly, you are flung forward and you grab this huge net and pull yourself up and on to the next obstacle. I have a video clip of it on my blog. After doing it though, it became my favorite part of the course!
It was worth the price! With the current yen rate it was about $35.00 per adult and $25 for children under 18.
There is a heighth requirement of 1.40 m and max weight is 130 kg
Season Passes are also available for $150 per adult and $100 under 18
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