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Exploring with Aloha: Coral Crater Adventure Park


THE IN OTHER ROOM, WATCH THIS. WE’RE GOING TO HEAD TO KAPOLEI, THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN FIND HAWAI’I’S FIRST FULL-SERVICE OUTDOOR PARK. TRINI: WE CHECK IT OUT IN TODAY’S EXPLORING WITH ALOHA. ♪ ♪ TRINI: SO, TAIZO, WHERE ARE WE HEADED? TAIZO: WE’RE ON THE EWA SIDE. I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU A COOL PLACE YOU CAN FIND FUN, ADVENTURE AND TEAM BUILDING. YOU EXCITED? TRINI: MM-HMM. TAIZO: WE’RE AT THE CORAL CRATER ADVENTURE PARK. I’M JOINED BY OWNER JIM. FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE PARK? WE HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT ADVENTURES. WE HAVE 35-ACRES WHERE WE HAVE ATV, ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES, SIX ZIPLINES. AN ADVENTURE TOUR, AND THE LARGEST CLIMBING WALL IN THE STATE. TAIZO: THIS IS GOING TO BE PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS A CRATER HERE. EVERY DAY WE HAVE PEOPLE SAY, I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS A CRATER HERE. TAIZO: TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY. THIS CRATER WAS A QUARRY THAT WAS DUG OUT BY THE NAVY IN THE ACTIVITIES HERE BUT IT’S ALL AROUND. SO OUT OF THE 35 ACRES, THE CRATER IS ABOUT 10 TO 12-ACRES. INSIDE THAT WE’RE DOING THE ZIPLINES. AND OUTSIDE WE HAVE THE TRAILS FOR OFF ROADING. TRINI: I’M A LITTLE NERVOUS. WHAT ABLES CAN PARTICIPATE — AGES CAN PARTICIPATE? MOST ARE SIX AND UP. WE HAVE A CLIMBING WALL THAT STARTS AT THREE YEARS OLD. AND WE HAVE ATV’S. WE HAVE TWO SEATER ATVS. THE DRIVER HAS TO BE 18. WE USE THIS FOR OUR ZIPLINES AND ATVS AND OUR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. WE WALK THROUGH THE DARK FOREST, AND ZOMBIES COME OUT AND WE HAVE TO SHOOT THEM. TRINI: AWESOME! TAIZO: THAT’S GREAT. AND YOU DO PARTIES, WEDDINGS? WE HAVE TWO BIRTHDAY LUAUS. WE HAVE AN I MU. TAIZO: THIS IS AN ADVENTURE PARK. YOU READY? TRINI: I’M ALWAYS READY FOR AN ADVENTURE. TAIZO: LET’S DO IT. ♪ ♪ TAIZO: MY LEGS ARE SHAKING ALREADY. THIS IS TOTALLY CRAZY. TRINI: THIS IS LIKE MAJOR TEAM BONDING. THIS IS TEAM BONDING, YOU ARE DOING GREAT. TAIZO: MY GOSH. TRINI: OH, MY GOSH. WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING, THIS IS NOT WHAT — TAKING YOUR HANDS OFF. TRINI: NO. TAIZO: YOU GOT IT? NICE. ALL RIGHT. OH. OH! AH! ♪ TRINI: OH, YOU’RE SUCH A SHOW OFF. BYE. WHOO! [SCREAMING] ♪ TAIZO: AH! WHOO! WHOA! ♪ ♪ TRINI: OH, MY GOD! [LAUGHTER] TRINI: OH, MY GOD, WASN’T THAT AWESOME? TAIZO: THAT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. YOU WANTED TO SHOW ME SOMETHING ELSE? TRINI: OH, YEAH. BABY. ZOMBIE ON POC — APOCALYPSE. TAIZO: GO AHEAD. TRINI: GO, GO, GO. TAIZO: AH! TRINI: I CAN GET USED TO THIS. TAIZO: YOU WERE ENJOYING THAT WAY TOO MUCH. REALLY, YOU COULD HEAR EVERYTHING WE DID. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. TRINI: SO MUCH FUN. REMEMBERING IT PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE. YOU WERE REALLY GOOD ON THE OBSTACLE COURSE. YOU HELPED ME A LOT. TAIZO: WHAT WE LEARNED, TOO, IF YOU’RE A COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION OUT THERE, THAT IS TEAM BUILDING. YOU ARE UP THERE AND YOU’RE TRYING TO HELP YOUR TEAMMATE OVER. IT WAS COOL. TRINI: IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE I KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND I THOUGHT, I’M LET TAIZO DO IT BECAUSE I’M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. ONCE YOU START IT, YOU HAVE TO FINISH IT. IT’S SO SCARY BUT FUN.

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