Kool Runnings Adventure Park introduces NASA-tested astronaut ride and year-long opening
THE KOOL Runnings Adventure Park in Negril, with over 15 attractions, has introduced such new features as the Astronaut Ride, stand-up paddle boarding, new private cabanas and improved play and dining facilities, all to enhance the experience of its patrons, while staying open all year.
The new Astronaut Ride is one of five in the Western Hemisphere, four of which have been installed in the United States of America and the other in Trinidad. According to Dr Garfield Munroe, park development director of Kool Runnings Adventure Park, the new ride consists of a human gyroscope capable of spinning four people, head over heels, thereby giving a feeling of weightlessness as if in outer space.
“The supplier of this new, exciting ride also provides similar rides to NASA for the training of its astronauts,” said Dr Munroe.
In making the announcements, Dr Munroe said the decision to upgrade its offerings and keep the park open year-long was taken because of patrons’ demands for continuous access to the attraction.
“As of this month, we will be open year round on Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays. Up to this point, however, we would usually have closed the property from the end of August until May of the following year,” Dr Munroe said.
He explained that a major marketing campaign has been launched to include new radio and television advertisements, as well as the installation of billboards in Lucea, Kingston Mandeville and Negril, to promote the all-year opening.
“We promise more adventure and more ‘wow’ for the dollar,” is the message in the new advertisements.
The Kool Runnings Adventure Park is located on Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, Westmoreland. It was set up in 2007 and features state-of-the-art facilities with activities for visitors to the island and locals alike. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org