Bungee jumping in Alabama
Bungee jumping thrills start from high elevations. (Photo: jump image by Kozachenko Sergey from Fotolia.com )
Though opportunities for bungee jumping are limited in Alabama, you can still experience this exhilarating adventure in several locations in the state. The thrill from the jump originates from the free-falling sensations as well as the rebounds after the jump. Feel the adrenaline rush as the bungee cord stretches down, flies upwards again and continues to swing until the thrill ride is over. Options include renting equipment, visiting a thrill park or purchasing an adventure packet to bungee jump in the Yellowhammer State.
In Leesburg, rent inflatable bungee-jumping equipment to set up in your own backyard or other venues through Happenings Inflatable. Though a much smaller scale of bungee jumping, inflatables are less intimidating than jumping off a bridge or other high structures, causing less anxiety for first timers. This is especially ideal if you have an outdoor event, party or celebration. The inflatable bungee can fling riders upwards to around 20 in feet in the air. The riders are strapped-in with a harness connected to the bungee cords. Other inflatable rentals are also available. The company provides delivery and setup to your event or location, and it also includes attendants. Happenings Inflatable 7875 County Road 20 Leesburg AL 35983 256-526-2249 happeningsinflatables.com
Visit the Track Family Recreation Center in Gulf Shores to try bungee jumping among other thrill adventures offered in the center. The bungee jump features a 75-foot plunge to get your adrenaline pumping. The ride allows riders between 80 to 240 lb., and a parental form is required if you are under the age of 18. The bungee jump is open daily from March 1 through Labor Day weekend. If going with a group, take advantage of the promotional packages offered by the center. Discounted tickets for entrance into the park are also available on the website, so check often for package deals. Lodging accommodations near the park are plenty, including Brett Robinson Condo Rentals, Gulf Shores/Pensacola West KOA and Martinique on the Gulf. Gulf Shores/Pensacola West KOA offers camping tent sites, RV sites, cabin rentals and lodges. The Track Family Recreation Center 3200 Gulf Shores Parkway Gulf Shores, AL 36542 251-968-8111 gulfshorestrack.com