What It’s Like to Ride the Fantastic Justin Herman Plaza Zip-Line – Merci Beaucoup, Canada!

The totally-free Justin Herman Plaza Zip-Line is a smash success this afternoon. Here’s the 1080p video you’ll want to see, or just take the short tour here.

It’s all a part of the British Columbia Experiencecheck the photos.

But this zipline is leaving on April 18th, 2010, so don’t delay.

Get on down there. This could be you:

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But first, you’ll need to wait in line next to the abysmal Vaillancourt Fountain, sign a waiver, and get harnessed up.

Today’s mise-en-scene. From the left: the temporary Peter Pan (opening April 27th!) tent from England, the temporary zipline tower from British Columbia, and the permanent(?) Vaillancourt Fountain from the bowels of Hell: 

You’ll ascend the 80 foot tower and encounter a friendly Canadian guide at the top. If you need a pep talk, you’ll get one:

You’ll soon be steadying your nerves by glancing at your jump buddy…

…and then you’ll be off, into the wild bleu.

Sisters doing it for themselves:

Can you see the nervous giggles? There’s your team bonding right there.

And this is what it feels like. Everything zooms by with a quickness, and there’s a loud buzzing above your noggin. Some people go upside-down even.

And they’ll totally let you bring a camera to make your own YouTube:

You owe it to yourself to try.

Don’t dissappoint lovely Ashleigh. She brought her Olympic Gold all the way down here just so you’d consider Vancouver as the starting point for your next vacation:

via Amy Widdowson

See you there!

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15 Responses to “What It’s Like to Ride the Fantastic Justin Herman Plaza Zip-Line – Merci Beaucoup, Canada!”

  1. Lynda Tran says:

    What time is this event to? Thanks!

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Until 7:00 PM each day, I think, but be careful as they might run out of tickets much earlier in the day…

  3. Carol says:

    How do you get tickets and does the harness fit people who are on the bigger side?

  4. sfcitizen says:

    You get your tickets by standing in line at Justin Herman Plaza starting at 10:00 AM.

    There’s a 280 pound limit that I am aware of. (Other zips say 200 pounds is the limit for women, I don’t know how it all works) If you can buy your blue jeans at Costco, I’d say you are probably cleared to fly.

  5. Josh says:

    about how long is the wait once you get your ticket?

  6. sfcitizen says:

    That all depends. It could be hours…

  7. M_O says:

    do you know if they can do a tandem zip, such as in a child’s case?

  8. sfcitizen says:

    I think there’s an 85 pound minimum. It’s one person at a time, but of course there are two lines – you’re about three yards apart so you are tandem in that way…

  9. M_O says:

    aww…i was hoping like a 1 child & 1 adult on the same line-kind-of-tandem =(

  10. rob says:

    do u think they will run them if it rains tomarrow

  11. sfcitizen says:

    Good question. I’m thinking heavy rain with high winds could shut this thing down. Plus there are wind advisories for Sunday of course. Search for zipline sf or justin herman at Twitter.com to get the latest?

  12. free tip says:

    Nice post but your blog title is misspelled (Francisco).

  13. sfcitizen says:

    Well that was kind of a joke, but it’s probably time to change it back. Thanks!

  14. Debbie says:

    Awesome, I’m going to go do it, since I have skydived this should be pretty cool, without too much nervousness.

  15. sfcitizen says:

    All right, but it’s the last day and it might be very popular today. Don’t make a special trip from a long way away is what I’m saying.

    It’s fun to watch too, of course. Good luck!