Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Aerial Adventure Park?Open or Close

    CAP is a great big "jungle gym" obstacle course on which participants maneuver between platforms ranging from 12 feet to 50 feet above the ground. Climbers take the action into their own hands by choosing to go on a combination of easy, intermediate, and advanced obstacle courses. There are 9 courses total, with three circuits on each level arranged in a cloverleaf shape. No two obstacles are alike and all are designed around a coastal theme using ropes, cables, barrels, and other materials sure to physically and mentally challenge climbers of all fitness levels. The higher up the central staircase you go, the more difficult the obstacles on each course become. In the center of several circuits climbers may choose to take a 80' zip line back to the central tower, which offers another type of thrill. But have no fear, climbers will be in a harness and attached to a safety device while completing any obstacle at all times. Climbers may set their own pace and complete as much or as little of the course as they want to during their 2 hour climb. Course guides provide supervision, pointers, and physical assistance when necessary to make sure that all climbers have the best experience possible. Corolla is the largest aerial adventure park on the Outer Banks, and has plans for an additional fourth level of fun and challenge in future seasons. The course boasts a bird's eye view of the Currituck Lighthouse and beyond to some of our region’s unique wildlife. The luckiest participants may even catch a glimpse of a wild pony or boar! The property itself is situated along a wetland ecosystem that CAP actively strives to preserve and enhance with the addition of beneficial native plant species, environmentally-responsible business practices, and educational opportunities to share with our visitors about local flora and fauna.

  • What is the time duration of the ticket?Open or Close

    All participants have 2 hours to climb, zip and play on the course.  Climbing time is not impeded by check-in, suit up, or ground school, so visitors should plan to spend 2.5 to 3 hours total on the adventure. It is best to fill out the waiver(s) online before you arrive to save time at check-in. All valuables, including cell phones, wallets, cameras, etc. must be left in the car or with a spectator; loose items other than water are NOT permitted on the tower. For your convenience, car keys may be checked at the front desk while you climb. Be sure to bring water or a refillable bottle with you! At the time of check-in you will be suited in a harness, helmet, and gloves then taken to a ground school rules and safety training (20-30 minutes). Please arrive before your scheduled reservation time. For example if your reservation is at 9 a.m., arrive by 8:45 a.m. and the entire experience will be completed around 11:45 a.m.

  • Is there a height, weight, age restriction?Open or Close

    Participants must weigh less than 250 lbs
    For the "Bottom Level Pass" participants must be at least 3'4'' tall.  All participants who are under 4' tall must participate with someone who is 4' or taller on a 1:1 ratio.  Recommended minimum age is 4 years old.  

    For the "Full Access Pass" participants must be at least 3'11" tall.  All participants who are under 5' tall must participate with someone who is 5' or taller anywhere above the bottom level.  This must be a 1:1 ratio within your party.  

  • What if my kids want to go on the course and I don’t want to?Open or Close

    Your child must be at least 5 yrs old. If your child is under 4 feet tall, they need a buddy who is at least 4' feet tall to be on the bottom level of the course with them (does not have to be an adult), or 5' tall for upper levels.  If your child is under 5 feet tall and does not have an accompanying participant who is 5 feet or taller, you may request to “hire a buddy” to go along with your children. Availability of a buddy is not guaranteed. The rate to hire a buddy is the same as one adult (for 1 or 2 children). Call 252-597-1997 for details. 

  • Are reservations required?Open or Close

    We require reservations during peak summer months (June, July, August). Walk-ins are accomodated on a first come first serve basis. Reservations have priority, and can be made in-person, online, or over the phone. Payment is required at the time of booking.

  • Do I need to be in good shape?Open or Close

    The courses are designed to be a challenge for persons of all fitness levels, both mentally and physically. Although the courses vary in difficulty, those who are in good physical and mental condition are more likely to enjoy the challenge-course experience. Upper body strength is recommended for intermediate and advanced circuits. Because climbers may progress at their own pace and comfort, each person can customize their experience to fit their optimal. physical and mental level. There is always Flight Crew staff available to assist, but they are not intended to guide climbers step-by-step through the course.

  • What do I wear?Open or Close

    We recommend wearing clothing that will be comfortable under a harness. Shorts that come down to at least mid thigh will be the most comfortable.

    We require close-toed athletic shoes.  Rental shoes are available at CAP for $5 if you do not have shoes of your own. Long hair must be pulled back. Necklaces and jewelry are not recommended on the course. Its best to apply sunblock prior to putting on your harness. Sunblock will be available for purchase at CAP if needed.

  • Can I take my camera or phone on the course?Open or Close

    No, we do not allow participants to carry anything in their pockets. If your phone, camera, car keys or wallet fall to the ground it is nearly impossible to find them in the Marsh. Loose items also pose a safety hazard because they could fall on other participants resulting in injury. All of the above should be left with a spectator, or in your car. Car keys may be left in the building at the front desk key-check.

  • How safe is the Corolla Adventure Park?Open or Close

    Extremely safe! You are on a continuous belay system throughout the course. Meaning while on the course, you are constantly in a harness and attached to a cable. The guides are the only people attaching you to the belay system. You can NOT accidentally unclip your self. The course has been designed and built by ACCT vendor Challenge Design Innovations and is inspected by a licensed ACCT inspector annually. ACCT is the governing organization overlooking the safety and well being of Aerial Adventure Parks, Zip lines, Challenge courses and Towers. Aerial Adventure Parks are obstacle courses, so there are lots of materials used such as wood, ropes, cables and plastic. Some materials are more forgiving than others. Scrapes and bruises may occur while on the course, and minor injuries are possible just as with any other physical activity. 

  • How much does it Cost?Open or Close
  • Do I tip the guides?Open or Close

    While it is customary to tip the guides for their services, it is not mandatory. Tips may be handed directly to a guide who showed you extraordinary care, or added to the tip jar spit equally among staff. 

  • Can I watch my children participate on the course?Open or Close

    Yes, but you will need to stand on the perimeter parked for spectators. All participants are required to have helmets, harness and gloves to be safe on the course, thus spectators may not enter the tower area. 

  • Can I purchase gift certificates? T-shirts? Photos?Open or Close

    Yes, you may purchase all of the above at our retail store in the registration building or by calling us 252-597-1997. Photos are not guaranteed for Summer 2016, but may be taken by spectators in designated areas. 

  • What are the rules of Corolla Adventure Park?Open or Close

    - Be at least 6 years old and 250lbs or less.
    - Have closed toe shoes that are secure and protect feet.
    - Attend ground school before climbing.
    - Only use appropriate courses based on age restrictions.
    - Remain clipped in to the safety system at all times.
    - Use all equipment as directed.
    - Stay on designated paths and boardwalks
    - Start with a green course before attempting more advanced courses.
    - Accept all risks involved in participation and sign a release of liability waiver prior to climbing.
    - Be respectful of other guests. Use appropriate language and do not loiter on elements or platforms.
    - Do not jump at the start of the zip lines. Sit down on the platform and gently glide off.
    - Never stand or hold onto the belay cables.
    - Obey all instructions given by Flight Crew.
    - Participants that appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave.
    - Only 1 person is permitted on an obstacle or zip line at a time.
    - Only 2 people are permitted on a platform at a time.
    - Do not bounce on platforms or obstacles.
    - Smoking is not permitted in the park or while wearing a CAP harness/gear.
    - Climbers may not access the course outside of operating hours.
    - The management reserves the right to ask anyone in breach of these rules to leave the Adventure Park.
    - During extreme weather conditions you may be asked to evacuate the park. Guests will be allowed back on the course as soon as space and conditions allow. (There are no refunds once you have begun course for weather related closures).
    - When in doubt, stop and ask a member of the Flight Crew.

  • Can I bring my group?Open or Close

    Yes, family reunions, community organizations, corporate, birthdays, school groups etc… a wide variety of groups may use the park. Group rates begin with 8 or more participants. ( Only Available, March-May and September- December)

    We also offer group facilitation for ½ to full day programs.
    Email for information on our group rates and programs.

  • Can I just do the ziplines?Open or Close

    No. You must complete at least 3 obstacles in order to reach the zipline in the center of the course. There are 2 ziplines on each level that are reached via easy, intermediate, or difficult obstacles.