Utah Olympic Park | Kids 5 to 10 yrs | Adventurin' 1

Utah Olympic Park | Kids 5 to 10 yrs | Adventurin' 1

We weren't quite sure what to expect when we took all of our kids up to Park City to explore Utah's Olympic Park, but each of them found something fun to participate in and left with some amazing memories.

Kids under 5 can really only do the Alpine Slide as a passenger with someone over age 13 riding with them. See our post here for all the details about navigating the park with toddlers.

5-years-old seemed to be the magic age when they could really start to participate in things and we had one little guy that was turning 5 that day and it made for some great birthday memories.

5-7 year olds can do the Alpine Slide as a passenger, Discovery Adventure Course, and Small Extreme Summer Tubing.

7-9 year olds can do the Alpine Slide on their own (if they're over 48" tall), Discovery and Canyon Adventure Course, Small and Medium Extreme Summer Tubing, the Drop Tower and the Freestyle Zipline.

TIP: Ride the Alpine Slide both first and last.

Out of everything the kids could do the Alpine Slide by far had the longest line, so make sure to go there and get in line before they even open. We suggest you get there at 9:00, buy your tickets in the museum and then get in line at the Nordic Chairlift. We also noticed the line died down again at the end of the day, so we let them go again a second time right before we left, just before 6:00.

TIP: Bring a water bottle and backpack.

When you are standing in lines there isn't a whole lot of shade and even while participating in each activity you are heavily exposed to the sun, so be sure to wear a hat or suncreen and pack lots of water. There is a drinking fountain and bathrooms near the Discovery Adventure Course so you can refill bottles throughout the day. You can't bring loose items on most of the attractions, so make sure that you have a small bag that you can put sunglasses, water bottles and hats in.

All the other kids attractions didn't have very long lines at all and the kids were able to participate in those ones multiple times throughout the day.

The kids all claimed the Alpine Slide was the funnest attraction they did all day, but the whole way home they couldn't stop talking about all the challenges they overcame on the adventure courses, so as I mom I thought that was the best thing did!

 
For a complete overview of our day check out our previous post here or we also made a complete list of all the free things we found to do around the park as well.
Melinda

Visitor Info

Entrance Fee(s): 
Groups of 25 people or more can receive a 20% discount off regular rates. To qualify for group rates: Your group must have a minimum of 25 people Your group must submit an order form 14-days in advance of your visit
Helpful Tips: 

Scenic Chairlift Ride

Ability Level All

  • It is recommended that riders be at least age 3.
  • Infant carriers are required for children under the age of 3.
  • It is recommended that children are accompanied by an adult.

Museums at Utah Olympic Park

Free for All Ages

Athlete Training at the Park

Free for spectators

Alpine Slide

Ability Level All

  • *Passenger: Must be at least age 3 and under 48" tall. Must be accompanied by a driver age 13 or older.
  • Ability LevelAll
  • Driver: Must be at least 48" tall.
  • Passenger: Must be at least age 3 and under 48" tall. Must be accompanied by a driver age 13 or older.
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heel straps. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.
  • Dress comfortably, hiking/tennis shoes recommended.

Extreme Summer Tubing

Ability Level All

  • Rules + Requirements:
  • Age Requirements: 5+ on the K40 | 10+ on the K64 | 13+ on the K90.
  • All participants will be required to ride the K64 first before progressing to the K90
  • Helmets required and will be provided
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heels straps.
  • No handheld objects such as cameras, video cameras, phones, etc.
  • All participants must fit properly when seated in the inner tube with bottom reaching the seat base.
  • For your safety and that of others:
  • Extreme tubing is a high-speed activity that takes place in an inner tube on the K90 and K64 Nordic Ski Jump landing hills. The landing hills are made of a synthetic plastic material, which can cause cuts, abrasions and burns when exposed skin comes into contact.
  • Participants must secure loose clothing, hats, hair and personal belongings.
  • Participants are advised to keep both hands on the tube handles at all times and must remain seated in the tube until stopped. Once stopped, participants much exit tube and carry it to the side of the outrun.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.
  • Reckless participation may result in injury.

Extreme ZipLine

Ability Level All
AgeAll (See Rules + Safety Below)
  • Participants must weigh between 100 - 275 lbs.
  • Shoes without heel straps must be removed and secured. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

Freestyle Zipline

Ability Level All
Age All (See Rules + Safety Below)

  • Participants must weigh between 50 - 275 lbs.
  • The Freestyle Zip is a high-speed cable ride that occurs at heights with a sudden abrupt landing.
  • Shoes without heel straps must be removed and secured. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

Drop Tower

Ability Level All
Age All

  • Participants must weigh a minimum of 45 lbs. and a maximum of 260 lbs.
  • Participants must be able to step off the 65-foot tower without assistance.
  • Adult participation recommended for youth ages 12 and under.
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heel straps. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

Discovery Adventure Course

Ability Level Beginner
Age 5+

  • UOP STRONGLY RECOMMENDS adult participation with those ages 7 + younger.
  • Participants must weigh a minimum of 35 lbs and a maximum of 215 lbs to participate.
  • Participants must be able to pull themselves back onto the element in case of a fall.
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heel straps. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

Canyon Adventure Course

Ability Level Intermediate
Age 7+

  • Ages: 7 & older. UOP STRONGLY RECOMMENDS adult participation with those ages 12 & younger.
  • Youth under 7 years of age MUST complete the Discovery Course and receive an Adventure Card from the course operator prior to attempting the Canyon Course.
  • Participants must weigh a minimum of 45 lbs and a maximum of 275 lbs.
  • Participants must be able to pull themselves back onto the element in case of a fall.
  • UOP strongly recommends that participants begin with the Discovery Course prior to attempting the Canyon Course.
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heel straps. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

Summit Adventure Course

Ability Level Advanced
Age 13+

  • Youth under 13 years of age MUST complete the Canyon Course and receive an Adventure Card from a course operator before progressing to the Summit Course.
  • Participants must weigh a minimum of 45 lbs and a maximum of 275 lbs.
  • Participants must be able to pull themselves back onto the element in the case of a fall.
  • UOP strongly recommends that ALL participants begin with the Canyon Course prior to attempting the Summit Course.
  • No open-toe shoes or shoes without heel straps. No handheld objects. Secure loose clothing, hats, hair, and personal articles.
  • This activity is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or for those with high blood pressure; back, neck, or bone injury; heart conditions; recent surgery; or any physical or mental ailment.

 

 

 

 

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