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GoZip and ERi To Open Zip Line Resort Near Colorado River

Las Vegas, NV, USA (May 16, 2012) /Marketwire/ — GoZip and ERi are proud to announce the addition of GoZip Pirate Cove at the award-winning Pirate Cove Resort & Marina in Needles, CA nestled between Route 66 and the Colorado River. GoZip Pirate Cove will offer four new, state-of-the-art attractions, including the “Plank Walk” Powerfan® Freefall, an 80-foot Giant “Bosun Swing,” the high-speed “Rum Runner” motorized zip line and an unparalleled “Pirates Quest” zip line tour. All rides and tours are scheduled to begin in June 2012.

Conveniently located next to the Pirate Cove Restaurant & Bar, GoZip Pirate Cove will include:
Experience the thrill of free falling (like jumping out of an airplane) on the 80-foot “Plank Walk” Powerfan® Freefall. The innovative fan mechanism will slow guests down just before their feet touch the sandy shore for a nice, gentle landing.

For those who enjoyed swinging as a kid, the 80-foot, Giant “Bosun Swing” will bring back fond memories and leave them smiling, as you swing back and forth along the Colorado River.

Unlike any other zip line in the world, the innovative “Rum Runner” motorized zip line is powered by 30HP electric motors, which will simultaneously whisk up to six riders more than 1,000 feet away. Riders will travel at speeds of more than 55 mph.

The adventures continue with a guided “Pirates Quest” zip line tour that will run diagonally across the peninsula. The tour consists of five zip lines, ranging from 312 feet to 1,300 feet, two towers and one 80 ft suspension bridge. The tour accommodates groups of 10 guests at one time and lasts approximately two hours. Guests will learn about the great Colorado River basin and the historic Route 66, while zipping in style.

About GoZip, LLC
GoZip, LLC is the operator of the award winning Kapalua Adventures, Maui Pineapple Tours and Bay View Zipline (Oahu). GoZip, LLC specializes in operating adventure courses and zip line canopy tours. Please visit our websites:, or

About Experiential Resources Inc (ERi)
ERi is a global leader in the designing and building of zip lines, canopy tours and adventure courses. ERi has been a designer and builder of experience based learning elements for summer camps, YMCA’s, religious organizations, private corporations, resort destinations and schools for over 19 years. A sister company to GoZip, LLC, ERi has worked in more than 40 states and 12 countries and continues to create, design and build zip lines, canopy tours and adventure courses. For more information, please visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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