|Address:||243 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372, USA|
|Working:||9AM–7PM 9AM–7PM 9AM–7PM 9AM–7PM 9AM–7PM 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM|
Have to start by saying loved the segway and roller coaster. But the experience was horrible. I knew it was going to be raining and windy the day we were going to go so i called 2 days before going about rescheduling and they ensured me that they operate rain or shine. Was worried about the zip flyer and asked about the wind, weather, etc. they again ensured me saying as long as its not thundering or lightening everything is a go. We then called right before left to make sure again that all the adventures were open and running, again they said yes. Well because my group didnt mind rain and we had limited weekends to go again we decided to make the best of it. Drove 2.5 hours there...got there and was told doesnt look good for opening the zip flyer, i lost it. We did the segway, though fun and Troy was amazing...im sure we would have had a better time riding when we all could feel our hands. We got done at 1130am and our zip flyers reservation was at 230pm. They also didnt open the kitchen for food. So we asked for our money back to leave and and go get food and head home... Wellllll they said they could only give us vouchers because the zip flyer was not "closed" it was on hold. Are you serious?!? So they wanted us to wait 3 hours before saying it was closed at 230pm before giving us our money back... So because they didnt have the kitchen open we had to leave, get lunch and come back at 230pm to be told oh yea the zip flyer is now closed and we could get our money back finally! Never will go back after being treated so horrible. My recommendation is do not go if its raining...reschedule! This was a bday present ruined.
I can only post this review for the activities that i participated in. My wife and I went for zip-lining, and did the 4000 zip racer and the 1000 zip line. The 4000 zip racer was awesome. You are released from the summit of Camelback mountain and head downward for a total of 4000 in about 1 to 1.5 minutes. Scary as heck, but once you are zipping it isnt too bad. Not like roller coaster where you feel that you are falling and a drop in your gut - this is rather relaxing after the initial take-off. It was windy and the line swayed a bit from side to side, but there are spectacular views and you actually do feel like you are flying through air. You dont have to do anything but sit there and relax. The whole process took 30-45 minutes to get suited up, shuttle up to the top of the summit, wait turn to go down in pairs, and walk back to the base to drop off harness. I wasnt thrilled with the 1000 zip line. In comparison it was a little easier to spin around and zip backward, but it was a 30 second zip through the trees, at a not-so-high altitude (you walk up to the launch point). For a $10 add-on to the 4000 zip it wasnt bad, but not nearly as worthwhile as the 4000 zip. I cant speak to other activities although they had a lot of other things you can do that looked interesting.
The adventures offered are pretty fun. The mountain coaster is an alpine slide, a sled on rails whose speed is controlled by the rider. This can be a lot of fun, but I but beware the slow rider in front - although they space the riders out quite a bit, we saw a person who ended up causing a pretty good traffic jam. There are also several sets of zip lines, a shorter pair that start and end on premises, and a longer pair for which one needs to take a shuttle. Theyre both pretty high up in the canopy. Theres also a canopy walk, though we didnt get to check it out; and there is a free fall from a tower that we also skipped. Many of these activities are not little kid friendly - this adventure park is more for the 10 and up set, though one can have younger kids ride in an adults lap on the mountain coaster. But there is a "panning station", a trough of flowing water with serves. For a few dollars, one can buy a bag of sand to sift in the trough, revealing a good handful of interesting rocks and minerals. This went over pretty huge with our rock hounds. Be warned: this entertainment does not come cheap. We drop a whole lot of money for the few hours we were there. But a food time was had.
Did the full ropes course with some friends and it was DIFFICULT. We are all moderately fit adults in our late 20s and we struggled, one of our members even had to quit before the course was done. The further into the course you get the harder it gets. You would think they would give you a break the closer you get to the end but the last course had some of the hardest obstacles and at that point you are just exhausted. We watched as about half the people in front of us just quit. The course is advertised to take 4 hours and that is not an exaggeration but mostly because you are waiting for the people in front of you to go. At one transition (there are 5 separate parts of the course) we waited half an hour to even touch an obstacle on the next part of the course. We did have fun but I felt bad for our member who wasnt physically strong enough to the complete the course and imagine a lot of people who are not in great shape wasting $50 because the course is too hard to finish. I do not recommend for the faint of heart. I just wish we had gotten a warning so this is my word of caution to others considering the full ropes course.
The different activities were fun for the various ages in our group. Everyone left happy because of the fun and enjoyment we had. The reason for the 4 stars is the lack of help from the staff at the registration for the mountain adventures. After purchasing the different adventures we were never told where we needed to go for anything we signed up for (Mountain coaster, 4000 zip line, treetop course, and gem mining for the kids). We were able to find a helpful employee outside to guide us where we needed to go, and the majority of the employees working that day were very helpful and friendly. A few employees you could tell would rather be somewhere else, and just werent as helpful. The other reason for the 4 stars was the food. We only got chicken strips and fries for the kids, but it was cold and didnt taste that great. Another note was that they didnt have every activity available for the Lil Explorer package(kids package) as advertised in their pamphlet, but they did reduce the advertised price. Overall we all had a fun time, and would probably come again!
BE READY FOR A HIKE UNDER FULL PACK. They suit you up in a harness and an orange shoulder pack that must weigh at least 50 lbs in the parking lot.... then they put you on a bus with aisles to narrow for the skinniest person, now that you have all this extra bulk on you.... then they drive you about a 1/4 mile to the entrance for CamelBeach... then you walk a circuitous route through the water park to the Ski lift... then you go for a very pleasant ride up to the top of the mountain.... but your not done your hike yet!!!!! Now you walk about 100 yards to a building which appears to be not in use this time of year... out onto the deck... and have finally reached your destination.... ALL THIS WHILE YOU HAVE 50+ LBS OF GEAR HANGING OFF OF YOU IN 90 DEGREE+ HEAT It would have been SO MUCH better if they had suited you up in your harness at the top of the mountain.. The shuttle driver could have sent any returning harness on the ski lift back to the top. Yes more work on the employees but also more enjoyment for the paying guest.