You may book your reservation online or call us at (256) 886-3761.
Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSoto is owned and operated by American Adventure Park Systems & Historic Banning Mills. Banning Mills was the first high speed zip line course in the southeast. We have years of experience in the aerial adventure business. All of our guides are all CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified and extensively trained in high-ropes rescue. We meet all ACCT and PRCA guidelines. Our course is internally inspected daily and regularly inspected by an outside ACCT certified inspector. Aerial adventures require certain safety gear to be placed on the guest. This includes: full-body or half-body harness, safety hook, trolley, helmet and gloves. This gear is adjustable. If assistance is necessary when adjusting gear, there may be unintentional touch to lower and upper extremities, waist and head.
It is not mandatory to tip guides. However, Screaming Eagle staff work tirelessly to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience possible for guests, and happily accepts tips for excellent performance.
We take Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards. Your card will be charged at the time of the reservation for the full amount. If you cancel outside the cancellation policy, your card will be refunded in full minus a $20.00 processing fee. If you cancel within the cancellation policies, your card will keep the 50% charge and a $20.00 processing fee with the remainder refunded back to the card used to reserve the tours. No refunds at all for “day of” cancellations and no shows. Cash payment option available. If you wish to pay with cash, it must be prepaid in order to make the reservation. We do not take personal checks.
If you have 10 or more guests that want to come as a group, we give 10% off the regular tour rates. Groups must make one payment and not individual payments. Whomever books the group will be responsible for the group payment. You must get your group to reimburse you. Please remember that you will be charged for cancellations within the cancellation period and no shows.
We are an extreme outdoor adventure opportunity. We do understand that sometimes people are not able to overcome their fear of heights and choose not to participate in the tours. Unfortunately, we are not able to rebook the slot. The guest will be charged the price of the first tour only.
DO NOT wear sandals, flip flops, open toed shoes or shoes without a back! Do NOT wear shoes with the toes in them (five fingered shoes are a no no). If you do, you will NOT be allowed onto the tour and you will be charged for the tour even though you don’t go!!!
If you have long hair, wear it in a pony tail. Do not wear short shorts or shirts that are strapless. This is due to the gear that you will be putting on. And yes, you must wear a shirt, preferably with sleeves!
Make sure you have deep pockets or pocket with a zipper or Velcro type closure if you will be bringing keys, wallets or anything else you do not want to lose. If you do lose it at 200 ft, you will not get it back!
You can bring a camera. Just make sure it has a wrist or neck strap on it. Yes, you can wear a fanny pack or light weight back pack.
Please arrive 30 minutes BEFORE your tour time. If you are late, you will not be able to go out on your tour and you will be charged in full for each slot scheduled. We can’t delay the tour because you are late. This is not fair for our on time guests. We will not guarantee you a spot on any other tour either. Please plan your travel time wisely and remember any zone and time changes.
Yes, Yes, Yes. We fill up quickly and if you do not make a reservation you will not be guaranteed a spot on the tours. It is not pleasant for you or us if you just show up and we can’t get you on a tour!
We do not allow coupons to be used in combination. The maximum discount amounts will be no more than 10%.
To ensure a quality experience, tours are offered by reservation only.
When you book a tour, we schedule Guides and other support staff to be available to make your Tree Flight adventure as wonderful as possible.
The full amount is charged onto the card at the time of booking. We have a 7-day cancellation policy.
Cancellation OUTSIDE of the 7-day policy:
If a guest requests to cancel outside the 7-day policy, we will refund the entire amount back to the card on file MINUS the $20 processing fee.
Cancellation INSIDE the 7-day policy:
If a guest requests to cancel within the 7-day policy charges will apply.
*Activities: 50% of activity total.
*Any remaining amount will be refunded to the card on file after a $20 processing fee has been applied.
We now offer a “gift card compensation.”
This must be done within the 7-days before scheduled reservation. (*NOT an option for the day of.)
Guests will still pay the “transfer” fees. $5 per person per activity, will be taken out of the total amount originally paid. The remaining amount on the account will be put on a gift card and emailed to the guest. Guests can rebook online or call reservations when ready.
*Gift card amounts are good for 5 years. Rescheduling is the responsibility of the guests. The course will not call to remind. Gift cards are non refundable.
Sometimes, our guests decide that the course is a bit too much for them to attempt. Please understand that even though a guest decides to not go out on the course, they took up a slot for another paying guest. We understand that a guest that decides not to go on the tour or wants to come back after starting the tour feels they should not have to pay for a tour not completed. However, the charge is to cover scheduled guide expenses. We will only charge the guest the Level 1 tour if they are unable to do the tours. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
We will go out in rain. If there are very heavy and prolonged rain storms, severe thunderstorms with lightening, severe cold or icing, Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSotowill call each scheduled guest to cancel the tours. Please remember, if we do not call you, that means the tour is a go. Even if there is bad weather where you are, that does not necessarily mean there is bad weather at Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSoto Sometimes tours may be delayed for a short time for “pop ups”. Please keep this in mind when planning your day.
You must be 6 years old to participate on the tours. The minimum weight is 40 lbs. We reserve the right to weigh anyone we think may be over or under the weight restrictions
The maximum weights we allow are:
- Ladies: under 250 lbs
- Gentlemen: under 285 lb
You must be able to climb two 65-foot towers and a 100-foot tower. You need to have good balance capabilities, be able to walk on uneven terrain, and have full range of motion in your upper and lower extremities. You must be able to control your speed of travel along the zip lines by resting your gloved hands on the pulley and cable systems. It is required that you are able to understand verbal instructions and to pull yourself along cables in case you lose momentum before reaching any said platform. You must be able to see our guides and recognize hand motions. This is not recommended for those with moderate to severe heart and/or respiratory difficulties, recent surgeries, second or third trimester pregnancies or those with moderate to severe musculoskeletal problems. This is considered a moderate to heavy physical workout!
FUN, FUN, FUN!!! You will be placed into our safety harness & helmet and given a 30 minute instruction session. Then your guides will take you up the tower and start your tour.
Reservations are preferred. Walk-ins will be placed on the next available tour.
Our staff is professionally trained and care about your safety very much. If we do not allow you to participate, please do not take it personal, your safety is our #1 priority.
Banning Mills & Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSoto reserve the right to refuse anyone access to the tours if we feel it would be unsafe for them, our other guests or our staff. Some examples of someone we might turn away would be a guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol, someone who is over the weight limits, someone that will not or can’t understand or obey the rules, and those who are physically unable to do a zip line canopy tour. We do everything in our power to get guests out on a tour and give them safe access to our tours. However, Banning Mills/Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSoto and their staff will have the final say on any participant going out or continuing on a tour.
You will be required to sign a liability release form before going out on the tour. If you would like for us to email a copy to you, just call or email us your request. Minors must have a parent our guardian to sign this form. The minor must sign the waiver also. Again, we can email this form to you so that you can bring a signed copy with you. Just ask us!
Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure at DeSoto is a subsidiary of Historic Banning Mills: a non profit conservancy center. Proceeds of the zip line canopy tours are used to help subsidize all of our educational, leadership and conservancy programs. Our aerial adventure tours help to keep our outdoor education experiences affordable to schools and youth organizations.