• Seminole Co. man wants to open zip line attraction near neighborhood


    A Seminole County man is looking to open up a new attraction near the University of Central Florida.

    His family has owned 50 acres near the Econ River for years, and now he wants to turn it into a zip line course.

    Channel 9’s Tim Barber found out the course would be close to a neighborhood where there are roughly 50 homes.

    Some residents told Barber they have mixed feelings about an attraction so close to their home.

    According to documents, the owner of the land wants to team up with the same business owner who developed the Zoom air Adventure Parks in Sanford and Daytona Beach to open a zip line course and archery range.

    Some UCF students said they would visit a zip line course if it was nearby.

    “It sounds like something fun to do on a weekend. There are a lot of things to do here already, but we could always use more,” said UCF Senior Corey Lorini.

    Oviedo resident Angel Tillis agrees, and said she’s not sure the land in her back yard is the best spot for it.

    “What I love so much about living here is looking out my windows and seeing deer and wild turkey,” Tillis said.

    Her property in Oviedo’s East Pointe neighborhood backs up to 50 acres.

    She said dozens of children hike in the area to check out the wildlife.

    Tillis worries a zip-line course could change that and add traffic.

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