05 Jun 2015 16:44:40
Ringo lending a paw to help build WILD Flight…
This week, construction commenced at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, installing the all-new WILD Flight experience, an adventurous ride for the entire family, where guests can soar through the treetops high above some of Australia's most iconic animals.
Today, Ringo the wombat made an impromptu appearance at the construction site to lend a paw and check out the massive crane that has just arrived to lift in the WILD Flight platform and to install the track.
Set to feature a self-propelled ride, visitors will experience life as a bird and fly through the air 12 metres above the ground, they will see kangaroos below, glide past princess parrots amongst other feathered friends and even take a daring journey above Rex, the zoo's huge five metre crocodile. Extending an exhilarating 70 metres, WILD Flight will officially launch on 27 June, just in time for the school holidays.
Steve Hinks, General Manager, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo said, "like Ringo the wombat, all the staff at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo are very excited to unveil this completely unique aerial adventure to visitors in the coming weeks."
"The construction phase of the all-new WILD Flight experience is well underway and the ride is slowly starting to take shape. Thanks to help from Ringo the wombat, the entire build onsite is set to take approximately three weeks, involving state-of-the-art equipment and hi tech infrastructure to ensure minimal impact. In fact, the track for the ride was digitally surveyed and designed to weave in between our existing trees, so no trees had to be removed - or even trimmed."
WILD Flight will officially launch on 21 June, just in time for the school holidays. Watch this space to purchase advanced tickets or check out Sydney's best attraction deal!