What's 10 stories high, seats two people taller than 42 inches and lives in front of the Lighthouse Buffet?
Imagine a ski lift . . . a really, really fast ski lift rising 100 feet above the ground.
Rather than putting on helmets and getting fastened to a surprisingly thin wire, riders instead will sit side-by-side on chairs attached to a 400-foot-line that spans the boardwalk. Imagine a ski lift . . . a really, really fast ski lift rising 100 feet above the ground.
"Once the ride reaches the top, the Iron Eagle will change directions and zoom forward at 30 mph returning back to the ground to complete the flight," a Kemah Boardwalk statement explains. "Iron Eagle riders will experience the sensation of flying, while accelerating down a suspended cable."
For all its height, the new zip line will only rank as the boardwalk's second-tallest attraction — bested by Kemah's free-fall Drop Zone ride, which measures 140 feet high.