Mystic Mountain is an attraction in the hills of Ocho Rios Jamaica that features outdoor adventures like bobsled, water slide, zip line and air tram.
Jamaica we have a bobsled team! Come on, you have to sing it to the tune of the Cool Runnings song 🙂
My time at Mystic Mountain Jamaica was short. I was invited to try the Bob Sled ride by the Jamaica Tourist Board as part of a larger blogger trip. At the time, I’d never been to Mystic Mountain before so I was elated! I’d only just found out that they had a bobsled ride and I was so excited to try it out.
I wanted to zip line as well but it truly would have been too much as we had gone to Dolphin Cove earlier in the day and were pretty beat already, so we only got to do the bobsled ride. Totally worth it!
So let me back up. Recently, I was invited to tour some of the different attractions that Jamaica has to offer visitors who are looking for destination wedding locations and you know, things to do while in Jamaica. This is also a great opportunity to highlight things to do to my fellow Jamaicans who may travel abroad often in search of fun and adventure or who simply aren’t aware of some of the attractions available to us right here in our backyard! Keep it in the family, you know. 🙂
So Mystic Mountain begins with a Sky Explorer ride described as the only way to get to the park. It’s not a fast ride, a simple chairlift that takes you over 700 ft in the air to get to the park. No biggy. (insert random screams here)
Over the treeeeeeeeees! Apparently, they do weddings up there too. Wanna get married at 700ft? The view was nice, if you could focus on that while dangling from the chairlift.
The town of Ocho Rios off in the distance, zoom and no zoom for perspective. This ride lasts about 20 minutes and has a lot of moments of fright with random stops and turbulence along the way, all unplanned. I loved it though and I managed to keep my flip-flops with me the entire time. 😀
The view at the top of Mystic Mountain while we waited for our ride. AYou can see the water-slide emptying into a small infinity pool. I’m definitely planning for that when I go back. I love water-slides!
And lunch by that view definitely looks appealing. Man, our trip here was too short! But yes, the ride! You can go by yourself or attached to one other car.
My friend decided she’d go with me if I went ahead and I was pumped to go full throttle the entire journey! See, you’re in control of how fast you go. The ride comes with brakes that you can engage if you feel like you’re gonna lose your insides.
But I was pumped!!! And she trusted me. The ride is very short, it only lasts 5 minutes if you go full speed so plan to ride this several times! Definitely go in the offseason so you won’t have a long wait each time.
I opted not to purchase the photo that they capture right before the big fall but you could see my focus in the picture! LOL, I was trying to not lose myself! Those corners were something special, I won’t lie, I used the brakes a couple times.
We were ushered through the gift shop at the end of the ride and I snapped these pictures:
Those are bags. Lovely eh! I have more but I was told shortly after that pictures aren’t allowed in the gift shop but I had to share these three. They had some really lovely dresses and beauty products as well. It was a short visit so I snapped a few more pictures and then we headed back to the sky explorer:
They don’t exactly stop the chairlift so you’re expected to just kinda drop in the chair and then tuck and roll at the other end. I had a whole lotta fun at Mystic Mountain and I definitely want to be back for the full experience; zip line, waterslide, lunch by the pool, butterfly garden to relax. 😀