Starting June 1, Leavenworth residents and visitors will be able to walk the short distance from the Bavarian village-style downtown to Washington's very first alpine rollercoaster, located inside the new Leavenworth Adventure Park.
Those who choose to ride the Tumwater Twister Alpine Coaster can pick whether they'd like to zoom around at a speed of up to 27 miles per hour or take a more scenic trip using the sled’s breaks to take in the 360-degree views of Tumwater Canyon, Icicle Ridge, downtown Leavenworth, and the rapids of the Wenatchee River.
While traversing the track’s three helix circles, drops, and curves, guests will be fastened-in by safety belts into the German-engineered sleds. Each sled can hold up to two people, a release said.
“Bringing joy and fun to kids of all ages in a safe and friendly environment is the mission of our park," the park's lead developer, Dave Moffett, said in the release.
The adventure park also will include other attractions like a 27-feet-tall climbing wall that includes four lanes with routes of varying difficulties and four different bungee bounce trampolines where kids can safely jump sky-high (i.e., about 20 feet).
If rollercoasters and trampolines aren’t your kids' speed, the park has the Gems of the Enchantments Mining Sluice, where children can pan for up to 20 gemstones. Guests can purchase a bag at the guest service center.
In advance of the grand opening, the park is hosting a digital “First Ride” fundraising auction where 28 winners will be selected as the alpine coaster's first official riders. All proceeds are going to the associated student body of Leavenworth's Cascade High School.
"We look forward to giving back to the community," Moffett added in the release.
Moffett is most known for running the ski resorts at Snoqualmie Pass. The new Leavenworth park is a joint effort between co-developer and general manager John Sutherland.
The park will officially open on June 1, albeit with a limited schedule (12-5 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays). Starting July 1, the park will start operating seven days a week, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
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