Adding to Lexington's annual Fourth of July Festival attractions, a zip-line ride will make its downtown debut Wednesday.
As part of the Downtown Lexington Corp.'s second year organizing the festival, a mobile zip line will be set up during festival hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the CentrePointe lot.
The corporation's president, Renee Jackson, said the attraction will offer a different element to the festival.
"We think it will add a fun aspect and that people will really enjoy it," she said.
The attraction was rented from a Chicago-based attraction company, New Heights.
New Heights manager Brian Dickens said participants will be attached to the zip line by a full-body harness at a starting height of 35 feet, then travel 160 feet on a steel cable for five or six seconds. Thrill-seekers will then approach an inflatable target before being stopped by an automatic braking system. The cost is $10 a ride, and participants must weigh at least 40 pounds.
"It's creates a safe yet really cool adrenaline rush," Dickens said.
Jackson and Dickens said young and old should give the zip line a try.
"It's a good opportunity to see if it's something you like to do," said Jackson.