Innovate Leisure, specialists in adventure attractions, has opened its latest Sky Trail high ropes course at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, Nottingham, UK.

The new attraction debuted at the leisure centre just before Christmas 2019. The ropes course brings a unique visitor experience to the leisure site, which is home to more traditional sporting activities.

The Sky Trail course comprises of the seven pole, double level Discovery model, featuring a rolling log and walk the plank, alongside other challenging elements, making the attraction suitable for both adults and younger visitors and adults.

It is also the first course in Britain to feature the new Roller Rail element from RCI Adventure Products. This innovative feature involves participants sitting in a harness and pulling themselves to the other side of the structure via hanging ropes.

Justin Palfrey, assistant regional director of North and Midlands, for Parkwood Leisure, the operators of West Park Leisure Centre, commented: “This is a great new attraction for the whole family and compliments facilities at West Park LC. If our customers are looking for an adrenaline rush, they can rise to the challenge and navigate around the rope, bridge and beam course.”

Phil Pickersgill of Innovative Leisure said: “We are increasingly seeing local authorities and operational partners such as Parkwood Leisure looking to alternative leisure activities to offer their customers. The new high ropes course at West Park Leisure Centre is a perfect example of this and brings to the venue another fun, physically challenging activity which will appeal to the whole family.

“It’s something children of all ages can participate in with their parents too, so fits extremely well with all the other facilities available. We are delighted to have completed the project and to now see it being enjoyed by visitors to the leisure centre,” added Pickersgill.



Two Sky Trail aerial attractions are due to open in South Korea in April this year. Thanks to the efforts of RCI Adventure Products global partners, Climb Korea Co. Ltd. and Zipline Korea, Inc. the family-friendly attractions were recently installed in the Mt. Yonghwa Recreational Forest in the city of Chuncheon and at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang respectively.

The Complex Experience Centre in the Mt. Yonghwa Recreational Forest features a combination of climbing walls, a zip coaster and the soon-to-open Sky Trail with its own Sky Rail. The indoor attraction comprises of seven poles, two levels and 21 interactive elements, including the ‘Bumpy Rope Walk’ and ‘Swinging Steps.’

Daysik Woo, head of international business at Climb Korea, commented: “The Sky Trail is an attraction that exhibits precise safety and design which is new to Korea. Through the entire process, Dan Mooney, RCI director of international sales, has been very supportive and we look forward to collaborating on additional projects in the future.”

The Alpensia Resort provides visitors with access to golf courses, a cinema, hotels and sa spatial ski resort. As from April 2020, visitors will be able to enjoy the Sky Trail attraction which comprises of five poles, two levels and extends an area of 19ft. with a “Suspended Bridge” and an “Angled Vertical Rope Ladder.”

Jeff Jung, president and CEO of Zipline Korea, Inc., commented: “Alpensia Resort is very large with a wide range of attractions available. The Sky Trail will be a great addition for groups, especially the student groups who usually visit the area from spring to fall.

“Many people in South Korea are looking for indoor play areas and I think there will be a steady demand for RCI products in the future,” Jung added.



On October 25, 2019, the 92ft. tall Sky Trail opened to the public at Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, part of the wider American Dream Mall and entertainment complex.

The Sky Trail project took years to perfect and involved a collaboration between RCI Adventure Projects, RCI licensed distributor RIDE Entertainment and American Dream developer, the Triple Five Group.

The style of the custom 6-pole, 5-level Sky Trail Explorer and an integrated 4-pole, 3-level Sky Trail Seeker, resembles Legends of the Hidden Temple, the much-loved 90s’ TV game show, which was broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Adam Sandy, president of business development for RIDE Entertainment, described how the Sky Trail works. “Like the classic show, adventures suit up to climb through history and explore ancient mysteries. As the tallest aerial attraction in the world makes a statement with its impressive collection of different elements,” Sandy commented.

“Once at the top participants are then able to free-fall down with a controlled descent or touch the treasure on a precarious platform,” he added.

The attraction is designed to accommodate different heights of users. The lower section is for explorers between 34 – 36 inches tall, while the upper part is for those 48 inches and above.

A total of 90 participants at a time can climb on the attraction, traversing more than 50 interactive features at their own pace.

Jon Weston, chief sales officer for RCI, spoke about the ride opening to the public. “To finally see the Sky Trail be fully realised and open to the public is highly rewarding and signifies a job well done by everyone involved. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” said Weston.