|Address:||27839 St Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525, USA|
|Working:||10AM–8PM Closed 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–10PM 8AM–10PM 8AM–8PM|
Went to Treehoppers on Jan 29 and had a fantastic time! The courses are very well thought out, fun and challenging for all levels of experience. The staff is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I felt that the employees genuinely love working there which makes for a great guest experience. Always felt very safe because they have a double lock/unlock system that makes it all but impossible to forget and make a mistake. Very safe! Several people mentioned that the facility like this one in Bradenton does not use this safer system and that you could actually unhook yourself while on a 30ft platform. The Treehopper system took a few minutes to figure out and get used to, but after that it was almost automatic and very safe. This place is very organized and well thought out! We paid, got our equipment, they helped us put it on, went through an instructional presentation, got quizzed, so pay attention, then they turned us loose onto the practice course which you had to do. Once you finished the practice course you then went to the main tower were all the courses start. We started with the green I think which is a few steps up from the beginner course. We worked our way to the black diamond and then I completed half of the double black diamond which is very challenging. The different parts of each course were challenging, with great zip lines throughout. I took my wife so she could get over her fear of heights and it worked. She had a blast! 3 hours of climbing went by so fast and we were exhausted at the end. Got home and slept for 3 hours. The location is very easy to get to and they had plenty of parking. They were using a shipping container to work out of and they had porta potties which were clean. They were building a permanent building which looks like it should be done in a month or so. The courses are shaded but the sun still shines through in places. They have picnic tables were you can leave your coolers or personal belongings. I saw all kinds of people the day I was there, from grade school kids to a grandmother who was smiling ear to ear after her first zip line experience Tips: Wear long pants and possibly long shirt because the cables and ropes can rub you. Wear sturdy shoes to walk on the wires. Keep your long hair tied up. Wear a hat for sunny days. A lanyard for your glasses would be helpful for when you look down and they fall off. If you take a camera (would not suggest a cell phone) have a case and lanyard that you can clip to your harness because it is a long drop if it slips out of your hand. Use the restroom before you put on your harness even if you think you do not have to go. Otherwise if you have to go, you have to take all the harness stuff off and put back on which is not a simple task. Once the instructor adjusts you harness, you may want to readjust it for a more comfortable fit, such as loosening the waist and tightening the legs and shoulders. If you attempt the double black diamond, beware of the waterfall (think that is what it is called). It is a long single wire you walk on while holding a log and rope. If you fall toward the end, it drags you all the way back to the middle. I know, because it dragged me back 3 times. So, would we do it again?? Heck yea! This time I will complete the double black diamond! As far as the reviewer who stated that the staff made degrading remarks, I find this very hard to believe because the staff was very friendly and they all seemed like great people.
First time going there. The lady who went over instructions was very nice, but there was a lot of steps and information given. Went to practice zip line before going to the beginner zip line. The two staff there were nice and helpful as much as they could with our large group. My son went to the beginner zip line and needed help starting. He got confused on what clip to use first. I helped him as much as I could from the ground with instructions. Still needing help, I asked one of the staff to help. The staff seemed hesitant or bothered , but went to help him with his clips. I noticed one boy from our group that was stuck on the the zipline. Staff was called over for help the boy who you could tell was embarrassed. I noticed the two staff had a smurk on their face, as if it was funny. At the end of the day, my son needed help getting down. He could not finish his course because one of his clips fell to the ground. I asked staff for help to get him down. There where two staff by the big tree at the beginner zip line. I asked the older lady and she seemed irritated and unfriendly. The other younger staff who was with her went over and helped my son. I think all staff should be trained on how to be sensitive to others needs. Some people catch on easier than others and other people may need a little more help before they can catch on. As a whole most of the staff was very nice. It was 2 or 3 bad apples and their attitude which left a bad impression on us.
I went here with my daughter, on a school field trip. Check in was a little slow because we had about 40 kids, but that was to be expected. They are very safety concious when getting you geared up and while giving you your training so that you have a great experience while there. I had a blast and Im not in the best shape. They have many levels of difficulty so that everyone from the beginner to the expert can find a course that challenges them. I would say its more of an tree top obstical course with ziplines. The higher the level, the more ziplines in it. I personally tried all the green courses (intermediate) and found them challenging. My teenage daughter did the next level up, which was the blue course, and said it was very challenging but fun! Doing an activity like this helps you push through your fear of heights, thats for sure! I think this park will do very well, I am very grateful that we have something FUN to do here in Pasco County. Keep up the great work, and WE WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK. Groupons would be a great incentive to get newcomers to your fantastic park. hint-hint
So much fun!! Ropes courses and zip lining for any level of experience. We had a blast there. For a couple, it runs about $100 for 3 hours of unlimited climbing, which is a perfect amount. If you are at all athletic or adventurous, Tree Hoppers is a must! Its like Chuck E Cheese for grown ups. You dont have to be a rock climber, either. Im chubby and out of shape and was able to enjoy all but the hardest level. Bottom Line: for a $100, Tree Hoppers was WAY more fun than an entire day at Busch Gardens or dinner and a movie! Plus, we got a little exercise and saw some beautiful wildlife while zip lining with a view of the lake. Great fun!
Very nice facility. The staff are fantastic and very helpful. Was there for a 9 year old birthday party on a Saturday. I would recommend getting there early as it got really busy just after noon. My son was scared and did not want to go on a course. As parents know....Of course he will not listen to me. Staff member Lewis got him to relax and walked him through it and he really enjoyed it. then he was off on his own. The courses can be as challenging as you want it to be. Mental and physical workout. The staff really make this place great.. Enjoy what they do and it shows.