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The Caribbean Island of Dominica Unveils Wacky Rollers Adventure Park

Adding a new and exciting element to Dominica's already diverse eco-tourism offerings, the Dominica Tourist Office has announced the development and opening of the Wacky Rollers Adventure Park.

Scheduled to open in November 2004, the Park will be a world-class nature tourism facility, not to mention a novel activity, consisting of a system of platforms, cables and trails, both athletic and leisurely and of varied difficulties for all skill levels, laid out in harmony with the natural environment. Participants will advance from tree to tree via suspended platforms that are connected by cables and incorporated into the trees in the forest, crossing over varied formations of footbridges, zip-lines and even a Tarzan jump, all of which has been integrated into the landscape.

For families interested in visiting the Park, a children's park for kids 4 years and up with a wading rock pool will also be offered. The Park will offer both entertainment and educational opportunities along with a picnic area near the Layou River for local or sleep over groups who may wish to extend their stay for the day or even participate in other activities such as tubing or kayaking.

"Recently we have seen a growing interest in returning to nature and to an active lifestyle in concurrence with a boom in natural and athletic tourism," said Sharon Pascal, Dominica's Director of Tourism. "As the first and only such park in the Eastern Caribbean, the Wacky Rollers Adventure Park will augment the Island's positioning as an eco-tourism and adventure destination, fill the need for more family-oriented activities and give Dominica's international marketing efforts a further boost, creating yet another reason to visit the Island."

The Park will be operated by WRAVE (Wacky Rollers Adventure Vacations & Expeditions) Ltd., a company based in Dominica that started with a jeep safari tour in 1999, and then added River tubing followed by a River to Ocean Kayaking adventure, the only such activities in the Eastern Caribbean. WRAVE Ltd. is also the only operator in Dominica that offers a land and sea tour, through an alliance with Dive Dominica described as Dominica's Hot Spots.

For more information on the Wacky Rollers Adventure Park call 767-235-6264 or email wackyrollers@yahoo.com. The independent nation of Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-eek-a") is located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. The largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, Dominica encompasses an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true island-based rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes, and pristine coral reefs, Dominica's natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean -- The Carib Indians.

A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island's eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.

For more information on Dominica, contact the Dominica Tourist Office in New York at 888-645-5637 or visit Dominica's official website at http://www.dominica.dm/.

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