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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Could a Zip-Line Roller Coaster Be the Next Great Cruise Ship Topper?

Carnival Cruise Line has its SkyRide suspended cycling on the new Carnival Vista, Disney Cruise Line has its AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, Norwegian Cruise Line has its ropes course (pictured above) and zip rails on the Norwegian Breakaway and beyond and Royal Caribbean International has its Ultimate Abyss slide on the new Harmony of the Seas. But could a zip-line roller coaster be the next great attraction onboard?

I’ve always thought it’s only a matter of time before a cruise line attempts installing a full roller coaster at sea, but the trains and track themselves would take up a lot of space on the upper decks of a ship. Not to mention, shifting gravity would also require some form of linear induction motors to maintain momentum. However, after seeing the YouTube video below recently popup on my Facebook feed, I thought maybe this is the best of both worlds: a zip line not unlike what has already been tried o

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