There's more zip to Gatorland

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My group insisted that was a peacock to look at below, but honestly I was way too focused on putting one foot in front of the other and keeping a death grip on the wire — as did eight of our nine zippers. (Not counting the guide who brought up the rear and essentially sprinted across. Did I say "Yikes!"?)

Race to the finish

The final leg features side-by-side zip lines with the idea of racing back down to Earth. It's over water and called "Deliverance." These lines are at the front of the park and run parallel to the trail, so they serve double duty as an advertisement to passers-by. (Bonus hint: For more speed — or a competitive advantage — go for the line on the right.)

Screamin' Gator Zip Line

Where: Gatorland, 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

When: Park hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $69.99 for Screamin' Gator, which includes admission to Gatorland. Reservations required.

Restrictions: Zippers must be at least 37 inches tall; zippers cannot weigh more than 275 pounds.

Phone: 800-393-5297

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