At Foxwoods, HighFlyer's 'soft' launch a go for Thursday

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Mashantucket — Foxwoods Resort Casino expects to launch its HighFlyer zipline as scheduled Thursday, “weather permitting,” a Foxwoods spokeswoman said Tuesday.

In the event of inclement weather, zipline operators will contact those who’ve purchased advance tickets to reschedule, said Ashley Polo, who described Thursday’s debut as a “soft launch,” meaning it was not widely promoted.

A grand opening of the attraction is being planned for mid-April, Polo said.

Each of HighFlyer’s four parallel lines stretches 3,700 feet — nearly three-quarters of a mile — from the top of the 350-foot Fox Tower hotel down to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Riders, strapped in harnesses suspended from each of the lines, are supposed to reach speeds approaching 60 mph as they descend.

Foxwoods began selling HighFlyer tickets in January. 


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