Dallas, TX (WiredPRNews.com) What better way to replace a “battlefield rush” than through some adrenaline pumping thrill rides. Soldiers from Fort Hood have been flying, jumping, free falling and feeling some “Gs” at Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas as part of a redeployment program created to assist Soldiers in transitioning from a combat zone.
Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is a high-intensity recreation program for redeployed U.S. Army Soldiers and is designed to channel high risk behaviors into positive high-adventure activities. The program assists Soldiers with constructive coping skills and stress outlets as they transition from action to a slower-paced environment. For the third part of this four-phase program, each platoon chooses from many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, paintball, kayaking, mountain biking and Zero Gravity, of which has become a very popular choice with the Fort Hood Soldiers.
“It is great to see them (the soldiers) letting loose, having fun, and bonding as a unit. We are grateful for their service and honored to be able to show them a good time.”, said Nick Bocksell, General Manager, Zero Gravity.
Zero Gravity is a one-of-a-kind Texas theme park founded in 1992 offering only extreme thrill rides. The rides include:
Nothin’ but Net, a 16-story free-fall attraction
Bungee Jump, a classic 7-story jump
Skycoaster, an unforgettable sensation of gliding over 100 ft. off the ground
Texas Blastoff, a reverse bungee that rockets straight up at 70 mph, and
Skyscraper, a towering propeller that pulls four Gs.
The park is located at 11131 Malibu Dr., Dallas, Texas 75229. For more information about Zero Gravity and fun things to do in Dallas, go to our website at http://www.gojump.com.
For more information on the Fort Hood U.S Army Warrior Adventure Quest program, go to their website at http://www.hood.army.mil/ResiliencyCampus/Warrior.aspx