Found: A Smaller Theme Park, Orlando Tree Trek | Other Orlando

  • The area is known for its massive sprawling theme parks, so the smaller ones sometimes get lost in the shuffle. So here’s one good example: the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. It’s a 15-acre aerial adventure course that opened last year with far less fanfare than Disney and Universal.

    Three elements of this park stand out: (one) far less cost than major attractions; (two): Tree Trek can be enjoyed by ALL family ages; and (three): the park is best enjoyed as a two-three hour activity rather than an all-day or several day attraction.

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    “Swing in the trees, enjoy the Florida outdoors and test your mental and physical skills” suggests operators of the park in Kissimmee near Disney.

    Prices start at $29.95 for children 7-11; $38.95 juniors, 9-11; $49.95, adults 12 and up; and $39.95, seniors 65 and older.

    The park has 6 color-coded courses. Each one has obstacles for kids, juniors and adults. Obstacles include Tarzan-like swings, ladders, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs, surf boards and more. Altogether the park has 97 games or elements for various challenge levels.

    A highlight of the course is a pair of giant 425’ zip lines, to take adventurers through the Florida tree canopy.

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    Participants are clipped into a world class safety cable throughout the entire course. Each participant is given a safety demonstration by trained instructors before beginning the course.

    “Designed for ages 7 to 107,” park officials say, it is open every day from 8 am to dusk, weather permitting. Some height and weight restrictions apply.

    “Our intention is to provide guests with a pleasant entertainment experience that is both exciting and memorable. The park, something new in the Disney area, has been designed to include the most recent safety advances in an atmosphere that maximizes its unique aerial experience,” said Albert Barbusci, managing partner.

    A French company is behind the park. Ala Disney, they have had some experience. In fact, they built 400 other parks. They say safety is a priority.

    Some notable facets of the Orlando Tree Trek park:

    • On average this is a 2 to 3 hour experience with a brief training session.
    • There is a walking trail along the course for observers.
    • No one with a waist larger than 44” may participate due to harness sizes.
    • All participants must have a waiver form signed by an adult.
    • There is a large patio with seating.
    • The park has a refreshment and snack bar
    • Open 7 days a week, rain or shine.

    Details: Kissimmee, 34747
    Telephone: 407-797-8735

    Source and photo credit: Orlando Tree Trek