The Foxwoods HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT celebrated its grand opening on April 12, 2018. The mile-long zipline launches riders from the top of Fox Tower, 330 feet off the ground, at speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour above the treetops. The ride ends at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.
The Highflyer Zipline is the only zipline in North America that lets you fly from the top of a 33-story hotel tower. The Harman Group designed the original structure of the Fox Tower in 2006, so designing the zipline was a natural fit. The design process required an evaluation of the zipline forces on the existing tower structure. The Harman Group also designed the connections of the zipline system to the shear wall core of the tower, as well as the foundation support system at the landing site. The foundation is a combination of reinforced spread footing and a mat foundation tied to the earth with rock anchors.