A freefall and hand gliding attraction is set to be the latest addition to the Golf Kingdom leisure attraction in Barking and Dagenham.
The "Rollglider", which is a cross between a rollercoaster and a zip wire, is in its design phase, with a planning application scheduled for submission later this year. It is hoped that this will arrive in time for the school summer holiday.
It includes both outdoor and indoor lines, which will see people suspended from harnesses. The attraction is being marketed as “offering high levels of adrenaline in a safe environment”.
Other facilities at the attraction include adventure golf and foot golf. Plans for the new attraction have been introduced since Golf Kingdom managing director, Kate Cooper, was appointed around six months ago.
Cooper predicts that the attraction will boost footfall and says an increased social media presence is a reason why visits were so high towards the end of 2015.
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