Summer FAQ

SUMMER QUESTIONS

1Q: Do we have to HIKE up that huge hill?

A:Heck, no! You ride on the conveyor belt lift that you stand on as it pulls you to the top of the hill in about 90 seconds. The lift runs best when people stand still, so no walking allowed. It requires a little balance, but if you can ride an escalator at the mall, you should be able to handle the conveyor.

2Q: Where are you located?

A: It’s that big hill you always drive by as you speed down I-495 in Amesbury. Our address is12 South Hunt Rd. in Amesbury, MA. We’re right off exit 54 on Rt. 495. For more directions,click here.

3Q: Is there a lodge / restaurant where we can put our stuff?

A:There are no lockers on property, so please plan ahead before bringing in valuables. We have a two-story lodge. The Corner Kick Pub upstairs serves pizza, burgers, wraps, appetizers, salads, ice cream and more. The pub also features a large selection of microbrews and a full bar, as well as sodas, juices, slushes and other kid appropriate beverages. There is additional seating downstairs in the Dipple Room, and both areas feature large windows overlooking the action on the hill. There are bathrooms on both floors. There are expansive decks with picnic tables that surround the building so you can bring your beer and pizza outside! No reservations are required (or accepted, for that matter).

4Q: Can I bring my own food?

A: No outside food, snacks or beverages are allowed inside the facility. Thanks for your understanding! Also, please do not bring your pets or any rude people.

5Q: Do we have to make reservations for tubing or ZORB rides?

A:No, it’s first come, first served. Trust us, it’s the best and most fair way to do it. Your tubing pass begins from the time that you purchase your ticket, so you don’t need to arrive on the hour. If you have a group of over 30 people coming, it’s a good idea to call us at (978) 388-5788 ext. 105 so we can make arrangements for you. (Have you seen our rates for 2-hour private openings? See Group Rates on our homepage.)

6Q: How many people have thrown up in the ZORB?

A: None. Seriously! Nobody has ever thrown up in the ZORB or anywhere at the facility after experiencing an ZORB ride. This will be our fifth season operating globe rides, and we’re sure you’d don’t want to be “that guy,” so please refrain from getting sick and tarnishing our squeaky clean record.

7Q: How much does it cost?

A: It’s $16 for a two hour summer tubing pass. ZORB rides are $20 for the first ride. We offer a combo pass that includes 2 hours of tubing and 1 ZORB ride for $28.See our hours and rates link for additional information.

8Q: Do you have any discount for Military Personnel?

A: Of course! We’re happy to honor a 10% discount for anyone serving our country in the military, law enforcement or emergency personnel. Just show your valid ID at the ticket booth. Thank you for your service!

9Q: What are your hours?

A: Our regular summer tubing hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We can open for private outings (schools, recreation departments, corporate events) during off hours. See our Hours and Rates page for additional information and blackout dates.

10Q: So what’s the deal with private openings?

A: Groups can reserve our entire facility for private tubing / globe riding events! We can do everything from school field tripsto corporate team building events with fun relay races that utilize the Zorb. Nothing is better than strapping your CEO into a giant hamster ball and rolling him head over heels through our obstacle course! Call Meredith at (978) 388-5788 ext 102 to set something up.

11Q: Can we bring motor coaches full of people there?

A: Absolutely, as long as they’re not mean people. There is plenty of free parking for cars and motor coaches (Limited parking available on busy dates).

12Q: Do you have lockers?

A: No. You can lock your valuables in your car, or risk it and hope for the best. We haven’t had any serious theft issues here, but we wouldn’t advise being careless with things you couldn’t bear to part with.

13Q: My child is 4 years old. Can he sit on my lap in the tube?

A: No. Each tube rider will be on their own tube. Children must be 4 years old and 42” to ride. An adult will accompany all children 4 and 5 years old by holding the handle of the child’s tube while riding in their own tube. Children aged 4 and 5 will also be required to wear a helmet. They may bring one from home or we have them for lease on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rentals are $2.00/ea and will also require a license or credit card to be held as collateral until the helmet is returned.

14Q: My child is 2 years old. Can he go tubing?

A: No. Kids have to be at least 4 years oldand 42”. Again, it’s all about safety. Please don’t ask your child to lie and say he’s 4 if he’s not. It makes you look bad when our team of expertly-trained age-guessers have to bust you in front of your kid. Thanks for your understanding!

15Q: Are there any height /age/weight restrictions for the Zorb?

A: Yes. Please note that all height / age / weight restrictions are in place for your safety, and are not intended to cause you discomfort in any way. We gladly comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe operation.

ZydroTM(Water ZORB): Up to 3 people can ride but their total combined weight with the water must be less than 500 lbs (the water weighs about 100 lbs). Kids must be at least 4 years old and 42” tall, and be accompanied by an adult if aged 4 or 5.

ZorbitTM(Harness ZORB): Riders must be at least 5 feet tall and under 200 lbs in order to ride.

16Q: Do you stay open if it’s raining?

A: Yes. Usually. If we’re talking about a hurricane or torrential downpours, probably not, but if it’s just a passing shower, then we tube. Lightning storms and high winds will cause us to close down, but if it looks like it will pass quickly, we try to reopen as soon as it’s safe to do so. It’s always a good idea to check our web site before heading out just to make sure… if we close, you’ll see it on the home page.

17Q: Do we have to bring our own tube?

A:Heck, no. Our tubes are better than yours. They’re super fun and super fast. No outside sleds are permitted on the hill. Our tubes are included in the admission price.

18Q: Do we have to wear any special clothing or gear?

A: No. HOWEVER: you will get wet in the ZydroTM, so you’ll want to consider bringing a bathing suit or something you’re comfortable being soaked in, as well as a towel. While summer tubing, you can occasionally get a fine spray from our cooling misters, but it usually dries within minutes so your street clothes are fine. If you don’t want to get wet, try the ZorbitTM– there’s no water involved. Also, while flip flops are not prohibited, sandals are not recommended unless they have a heel strap. Shoes-that are not secured have a tendency to fly off during summer tubing, which then sends our staff up and down the hill to retrieve your footwear, resulting in longer wait times for everyone. No shoes, sunglasses, cameras etc are permitted in the globes at all.

19Q:Is it safe?

A:It is as safe as we can possibly make it. It is a big, slippery hill, and you will go fast. There are inherent risks associated with any sport or outdoor activity, and anyone tubing here must sign a waiver releasing the park from liability. However, we firmly believe that it’s safer than sledding with a bunch of kids in your backyard. We don’t joke about safety. We staff monitors at the bottom of the lift, the top of the lift, the top of the hill, and the bottom of the hill. Every outdoor employee is trained in safety procedures, and there is a zero tolerance policy that is strictly enforced regarding safety violations. There is always a senior staff member on property, and all senior staff members are CPR certified. Any member of our team would be happy to discuss our safety record and policies with you at any time. Please feel free to call us with questions or concerns at 978-388-5788 ext. 102. We all bring our family (including our children) and friends here, and tube / globe ride regularly ourselves.

20Q: I’m afraid of heights and I hate fun stuff. Should I go tubing / try the ZORB?

A: Of course. Life is short. You should face your fears. And what do you have against fun, anyway? Not gonna happen? You can always hang out in the lodge and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and grab some wings and a frosty beverage.

21Q: I’m bringing 4 people with me tubing. Can I get a group discount?

A:Groups of 11 or more paying in one transaction are eligible for group discounts. Discounts increase with the number of people in the group. Please feel free to call Michelle at 978-388-5788 x106 to see about booking your group.

22Q: I have a crazy question: I have a group come and do some <insert crazy request here>. Would you consider that?

A: Call MaryCarol at 978-388-5788 ext. 106. She loves crazy requests and almost never says “no”. Seriously.

23Q: Can people with physical or mental handicaps go tubing?

A: Our facility is handicapped accessible, and most people with physical or mental disabilities find our entire facility easy to navigate. Please call us at (978) 388-5788 prior to arrival to discuss your particular needs and we’ll be happy to assist you. Our staff is always happy to help people with developmental or physical challenges overcome their fears and difficulties and enjoy the day.

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