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Written by Marco LaNave   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:41

Amusement debut adds to dual zip line, rock-climbing wall at Modern Woodmen Park

DAVENPORT, Iowa (JULY 1, 2013) – As part of a growing amusement lineup at Modern Woodmen Park, the River Bandits and Main Street Amusements opened the new Mediacom Frog Hopper at Monday night's game in the Party Plaza near the Budweiser Backyard Barbecue Deck.

With the debut of the Fly Wire™ dual zip line at the ballpark June 11 and the addition of a rock-climbing wall and four new bounce houses earlier this season, Main Street Amusements continues to enhance Modern Woodmen Park with unique attractions and build the largest set of amusements inside a Minor League Baseball stadium.

“The Frog Hopper will add to the fun and affordable experiences kids can enjoy at a game,” said River Bandits owner and Main Street Amusement president Dave Heller. “When River Bandits fans come to the ballpark, we want to offer them fresh, fun and affordable entertainment, and riding the Frog Hopper at a baseball stadium along the Mississippi River will certainly give them a memorable and unique experience.”

With a colorful and kid-friendly design, the Frog Hopper, sponsored by Mediacom, bounces up to seven riders comfortably along a tower as they sit in a row looking over the playing field for a one-of-a-kind view of the stadium as they “hop alongside” the Mississippi River. The Frog Hopper is an amusement ride from manufacturer S & S Worldwide, Inc. (www.engineeringexcitement.com), which has more than 400 rides in 30 countries around the world.

"S&S Worldwide is excited for our joint venture with the River Bandits and Main Street Amusements to combine amusement rides and baseball with the addition of a Frog Hopper to Modern Woodmen Park," said Toby Garcia, North American Sales Representative for S&S Worldwide/Sansei Technologies. "With more than 250 Frog Hoppers worldwide, this ride is a family favorite that will delight kids in the Quad Cities and across the region."

The Frog Hopper opened Monday night with a price of $2 per ride, or $5 for three rides.
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