Thrilling. Heart-pounding. Screaming-fun. These are just a few words that describe the newest adventure attractions in the Boathouse District, which debuted the SandRidge Sky Trail This is the world’s tallest adventure course. The thrills have gotten even bigger, with the addition of the Rumble Drop, an 80-foot free-fall experience, and the new Sky Slide, the tallest dry slide in America.
Named after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s bold mascot Rumble the Bison, the Rumble Drop attraction’s namesake was the first to take the daring leap from the top. The 80-foot free fall uses innovative technology that allows for an experience similar to skydiving or base-jumping, with a gentle landing as the flywheel mechanism slows the participant’s descent.
“It’s a very anxious and weird feeling when you’re at the top and see everyone below looking up at you, but that’s where the thrill begins,” said 32-year-old Sean Featherstone, who was one of the first to try the attraction. “The staff does a great job in making you feel comfortable and making sure you’re secure before you step off the edge of the platform. The descent is exhilarating.”
Once at the top of the SandRidge Sky Trail, guests are hooked into the Rumble Drop harness before their Sky Trail safety harness is removed. A series of checkpoints ensures the harness is secure, and the gate to the jumping platform opens. Guests are then given final instructions and the countdown begins.
The Slide of a Lifetime
The Sky Slide 72-foot spiral tube is the tallest dry slide in the country. From the top of the Sky Slide, guests sit down in a sack with a handle that will protect their legs and maximize speed. Thrilling screams are echoed throughout the slide and can be heard across the Sky Trail as adventure-seekers travel up to 22 miles per hour.
(read more about Rumble Drop and Sky Slide for Fun & Thrills by Bryant Welbourne)