5 Things to Know About Zip Lining at the Zoo

Get the scoop on Roger Williams Park Zoo's high-flying seasonal attraction.
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Photograph courtesy of Soaring Eagle.


Fly high above Roger Williams Park Zoo for a thrilling bird’s-eye view of the Ocean State. The zoo’s Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is the first of its kind, towering to new heights in the Explore and Soar center. Riders must purchase an admission ticket to the zoo and an additional ticket for the ride. The cost is $12 for non-members, and $10 for members. rwpzoo.org   

Here are five fun facts: 

1. The zip line extends about 760 feet across, near the south end of the zoo.   

2. The soaring ride offers views from 115 feet above the ground. Take in the spectacular sights of the Providence city skyline and Narragansett Bay from comfortable side-by-side seats that run along a transcended cable cord. Smile for the camera as you go up and when you get back to the bottom. Riders can purchase photos.   

3. Each ride lasts about two minutes. You will feel like you are one with nature while you spread your wings and glide along the treetops. 

4. Insider tip: During the Halloween season, from October 5 through November 5, you can view some of the lights from more than 5,000 pumpkins at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular from up above at night. Passengers can also see the twinkling lights of the capital in the distance.   

5. The ride is weather permitting, and age, weight and other restrictions apply. Passengers must be at least forty-two inches tall, no prosthetics are allowed on the ride and the maximum combined weight limit for both riders cannot exceed 450 pounds.