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Is This Claustrophobia-Inducing ‘Ride’ the Scariest Theme Park Attraction in the Country?

by Olivia Harden Aug 17, 2021

When you think of theme park rides, images that probably come to mind are rollercoasters, Ferris wheels, and merry-go-rounds. It’s highly doubtful that you’re thinking about a cave simulator.

The Speleobox Cave Simulator (speleology is the study of caves) is located at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The attraction consists of 300 feet of cave passages inside an eight by 12-foot wooden structure. Although the ride design says it’s “suitable for kids and adults,” the entryway only gives ride-goers room to crawl through, and you’ll have to commit to 15 minutes inside. It’s similar to how speleologists crawl through tight, uneven, and winding caves, but minus the novelty of being in an actual cave. TikToker Damen Tomassi visited the attraction and said you would never catch him riding that thing.


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If heights and rides with tracks are more your speed, the park offers plenty of other ways to get your kicks, as well as some actual caves that are significantly more roomy. Choosing to stick yourself in a one-way cave simulation must have some target audience, though. Would you ever take on the Speleobox, or is it too claustrophobic for you?

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