Ropes Courses Incorporated, a leading adventure attractions company, has announced a new collaboration with Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. Several RCI products will debut at the planned new resort and adventure park in Round Rock, Texas.
Ropes Courses Incorporated is pleased to be working with Kalahari Resorts and Conventions once again. Kalahari has announced the creation of a new resort in Round Rock, Texas, which will include an indoor water park, dining facilities, arcades and more. Several new RCI products are planned for the resort’s adventure park, called Tom Foolerys.
The resort is set to open in November 2020, offering a wide range of attractions to visitors. It will be the largest resort built by Kalahari. The 80,000 square foot theme park, Tom Foolerys, will feature 250 arcade games, bowling and miniature golf, creating a high-energy experience for guests of all ages. A 36 foot Sky Trail aerial attraction, child-centric Sky Tykes attraction and 7 Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls are planned to as challenging focal points for the park.
Tom Foolerys will be an ideal choice for families wanting to unwind, make lasting memories and challenge themselves on Sky Trail, Sky Tykes and Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls. The 13 pole, 2 level Sky Trail features 44 distinct interactive elements, such as two curved Sky Rails for individuals to glide across and a Walk the Plank element. This consists of a 6-inch wide beam with a colour-wheel at its end that draws participants further along the beam for a chance to pull the hanging cable and set the spinning wheel in motion.
7 Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls will be integrated into the space near the larger Sky Trail. They will feature a variety of colours, designs and difficulty levels to challenge visitors both young and old. These will include favourites such as “Astroball”, “Twister” and “Face to Face”. The nearby Sky Tykes attraction will have its very own Sky Rail and 10 interactive elements for children 4′ tall (1.2m) and under.
The total capacity of the Sky Trail will be approximately 60 participants, 12 for the Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls and 15 for the Sky Tykes attraction.
Massive indoor destination
“With the combined efforts of RCI and Kalahari Development, Tom Foolerys will itself be an indoor destination that has never before been seen,” says Dave Thalacker, Kalahari Development project manager. “The massive complex is a fully themed, state of the art land and we feel these attractions are without a doubt, ones that our guests will enjoy over and over again.”
RCI and Kalahari have previously collaborated on several other attractions. This includes Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, which features a Sky Trail with Sky Tykes, and the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park at Kalahari’s Sandusky, Ohio, where visitors can enjoy a 3-story Sky Trail.
“It is through valued partnerships like the one with RCI, that Kalahari has dreamed new destinations,” says Thalacker. “RCI has proven itself with durable, extremely well-engineered, products that have stood the test of time.”
“Working with the Kalahari team over the years has been exciting as we not only get to see the integration of our adventure products but the overall expansion and development of their resort experience as well,” says Jim Liggett, president and founder of RCI. “The Round Rock location will be their biggest yet and we’re confident guests of all ages will thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the entertainment provided.”
RCI also recently added a Sky Trail to Southern California’s Big Bear Snow Play. The attraction has been finished in a natural colour scheme to match Big Bear’s forest setting.