Published: 18:14, 18 March 2021
| Updated: 18:21, 18 March 2021
Tickets for England's longest and fastest zip wire are now available to buy as the attraction's opening date nears.
A 15.5-metre dispatch tower at Bluewater sits atop a 40-metre chalk cliff, creating a combined vertical drop of more than 180 feet.
The roof of the building has now been completed and is ready for the four,725-metre zip lines to be added this month.
Hangloose Adventure is set amongst 50 acres of parkland at the shopping centre, which has been awarded Green Flag status for the fifth year.
Robert Goodman, Senior Centre Director at Bluewater, said: “Seeing the dispatch tower close to completion gives a real sense of scale for the structure which will carry thrill-seekers from the cliff edge, more than 725 metres across our parkland.
“With the tower almost ready, and the four zip lines being installed this month, the excitement is building as we create a new attraction for the south east of England – we will be announcing details of the next experience to open, soon.
“We will have England’s longest and fastest zip wire and it has already created interest from across the UK with pre-registration emails received from Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Durham, down to Cornwall in the South West.
“Adding in our retail stores, restaurants, bars, leisure, cinema and free parking, Hangloose Adventure – Bluewater is even more of a must-visit, day-out destination.
“And not just for people living in this part of the country, it will drive tourist spend in the region from around the UK and, with our nearby high-speed international rail link, into France too.”
The attraction will also make Bluewater the home to an outdoor skydive machine, Europe’s largest swing and Europe’s largest outdoor climbing wall, once complete.
Brian Phelps, MD of Hangloose Adventure, said: “It’s very exciting that we are now so close to opening. It’s been hard work. But if it was easy, everyone would be doing it!”
Discounted tickets, of up to 20%, are now available to book here.
Hangloose Adventure – Bluewater will open in May.