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Zip World Velocity 2

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April 10, 2019

Way back in 2015, Hubby and Kian visited North Wales and took on the challenge of Zip World Titan, a four person zip line which offers spectacular views over moor, mountain and mine and encompasses three separate zip lines – Anarchy, Bedlam and Chaos.

Ever since they have been dropping hints left, right and centre about taking on Zip World’s Velocity 2 – The Fastest Zip Line in the World.

Velocity 2 is not only the fastest zip line in the world, with speeds up to 125mph, but it is also the longest in Europe at 1,555 metres long and 500 feet above Penrhyn Quarry.

Knowing we were visiting North Wales this week, I booked them on to do the zip, which is around half an hours drive from where we are staying in Anglesey.

Zip World

At arrival you check-in and get kitted up in some rather fetching red boiler suits, a helmet and protective goggles. It is then a short walk to a smaller zip wire for a taster of what is to come.

Zip World

It was fascinating watching them laid on the specially made ‘air beds’ and getting their harness attached.

Zip World

The bed then lowers leaving them suspended before launching them across the lake.

Zip World

After you fly across the quarry, the line lowers you to the ground gently and you are loaded into a lorry to be transported to the top of the quarry to ride Velocity 2.

Zip World

It is around a 20 minute ride to the top and the Skyline building, where they riders are sent down the Velocity Zip Line in groups of 4.

Zip World

There is good phone signal here, so I was communicating with them right up until they were ready to get connected to the zip line, so I knew roughly when they would launch.

Velocity 2

We instantly knew it was them thanks to the cries of “BOGIES” as they whizzed past!!

Zip World

Both Hubby and Kian loved every second and came off feeling exhilarated and wanting to do it all over again!!

Top Tips for visiting Zip World Velocity

Zip World

Prices

Flights are cheaper mid-week, at £65, so if you are on a budget and are flexible you could save a lot of money. Weekend and holidays could cost you up to £89 per person.

If you plan on visit other Zip World locations, you can buy discounted packages for all three sites.

Zip World

Action Cam Footage

We are lucky enough to own a GoPro, however you can hire a Garmin Action Cam for an extra £19 per person.

If there are two or more of you and you only want hire one, put it on the lightest person as they will get a shot of everyone out in front.

Spectators

Be prepared for lots of waiting around as each session lasts around 2 hours. There is a picnic area, restaurant / cafe and viewing platform, however if you have children with you there is nothing for them to do.

Photo’s / Videos

There is the opportunity to buy Zip World’s footage of your flight and a photo at an extra cost of £15 per person.

Velocity 2

A photo only is slightly cheaper at £10 per person.

Velocity 2

Facilities

All the facilities are in the main hub, so make sure you “go” before you get kitted up!!

Zip World

All-in-all a visit to ride Velocity is a great experience, but I would not recommend taking children as there is a lot of waiting around with nothing for them to do.

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  1. Reply

    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    April 10, 2019

    I would love to do this, it looks amazing!

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    Jenny

    April 11, 2019

    I’m not brave enough to do this! It looks totally scary to me 🙂

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    michelle twin mum

    April 12, 2019

    I bet the views are phenomenal, it does look amazing but I’d be super scared! Mich x

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    Emma Raphael

    April 12, 2019

    This looks like such fun. I am not sure I would ever be brave enough though, I know the rest of my gang would be! 😀

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    April 13, 2019

    This is a little bit scary. I wish I have the guts to do this.

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    Kirsty

    April 13, 2019

    Oh wow this looks super exciting – although I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to do it!

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    Steph

    April 14, 2019

    Oh wow this looks both so much fun but also incredibly scary at the same time! I’d love to try it though x

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    Anosa

    April 14, 2019

    Whilst this looks and sounds like a lot of fun, zip wire adventures are too scary for me lol.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    April 15, 2019

    I watched your video of the zip line down, OMG not something that I could do, but Roo would love it

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    Kizzy

    April 15, 2019

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing although I am not entirely sure I would go on it. I love zip wires but heights is another thing and combining the two I think the height and speed may just be too much for me.

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    Charlotte - Mama Makes Do

    April 15, 2019

    I love the thought of doing something like this, but watching that video is giving me vertigo already. What an amazing experience though, I’ve not seen ziplines where you can go as a group.

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran

    April 15, 2019

    Wow, how exciting does that look! I’m not sure I’d be brave enough though.

  13. Reply

    Marie

    April 16, 2019

    That looks amazing, I bet they were full of adrenaline. The view in the video looks amazing

  14. Reply

    Micaela Levachyov

    April 16, 2019

    Omg i think I would be terrified to try this!

  15. Reply

    Sabina Green

    April 16, 2019

    Wow, that looks extreme but amazing! I have seen this online before and thought how much we’d love it. So cool!

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    Jenni

    April 16, 2019

    Amazing views, but this looks like my worst nightmare! I can’t deal with heights. I’d be scared of falling, especially after the news report the other day of someone’s zipline snapping on a holiday in Thailand.

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    Jon

    April 16, 2019

    Wow! What I would give to have a go on this! I love adventure stuff in this sort of vein, even at 37!!

  18. Reply

    Melanie williams

    April 16, 2019

    Wow looks like you had a fab time. I bet it was a real adventure for sure xx

  19. Reply

    Bryony Shaw

    April 17, 2019

    Like everyone else says this looks fun but scary!

  20. Reply

    Chad

    April 17, 2019

    I’ve done all kind of adventure but never ziplining. This must be so exciting. Will try to do it soon, i can’t wait.

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    Renee

    April 18, 2019

    I think I just died a little bit watching you all do this. You’re so brave cause I couldn’t but was cool to watch!

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    Samantha

    April 18, 2019

    What an amazing experience! I don’t think I’d be brave enough to do it. Zip World Velocity 2 seems like a really cool place for zipliners.

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    kumamonjeng

    April 18, 2019

    What an amazing experience and review on Zip World Velocity. I always wanted to challenge myself to do something exciting and adventurous and I guess this one sound doable. Bungee jump is definitely a no no for me.

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    Amy Smith

    April 18, 2019

    Wow! How awesome is THAT?! My boys would love this experience. I went zip lining in Costa Rica several years ago and loved it.

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    April 18, 2019

    This looks like such a lot of fun but I don’t know if I would be brave enough to give it a go! I bet my kids would though.

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    Tabitha Blue

    April 19, 2019

    This looks incredible!!! Wow! I don’t love heights and would be so scared, haha. But my family would love it!

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    Catherine Santiago Jose

    April 19, 2019

    Simply WOW! This place will definitely be in my bucket list. I love the video included in this blog. You can feel the excitement and thrill going down the zip line. It’s so mesmerizing.

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    Romeo

    April 19, 2019

    Such a fun and great experience you had,this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the whole family

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    Wendy

    April 19, 2019

    This looks absolutely terrifying but amazing too! I would be so scared!xx

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    Jasmine Hewitt

    April 19, 2019

    i dont think i could do it! I would be too scared to enjoy it!

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    Shannon Gurnee

    April 20, 2019

    I tried zip lining once over vineyards and farm land, but nothing like this. I’m not sure I could handle this one!

  32. Reply

    Kalyan Panja

    April 20, 2019

    Nice reading your review. Looks like a awesome place for extreme adventure lovers to enjoy the trip.

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