A £400,000 creation which gives daring individuals the chance to drop 100ft through a trap door is opening is October.

Described as a "world first", Plummet 2, opening at Zip Word Fforest near Betws-y-Coed, will allow participants to drop at the push of a button.

Individuals will experience the closest thing to freefall before being lowered safely to the ground by powerfan technology.

The development, which opens on October 20, has been in the making for a year.

The project has been led by Zip World’s co-founder and co-director Nick Moriarty and represents a significant improvement on the original solo Plummet experience, which closed last year.

Nick, who has designed more than 1,000 rope courses in 36 countries, said: "Zip World is constantly looking for ways to develop new, innovative adventures.

"Plummet 2 utilises the powerfan - a highly engineered machine that is able to provide a near freefall experience in safety and without the need to deploy a parachute or strap yourself by the ankle to a bungee cord.

"This adventure incorporates two powerfans, thereby enabling Plummet 2 to be a shared experience. The inclusion of a trapdoor adds a whole new and exciting dimension.”

Access to the Plummet 2 tower is via a suspension bridge through the forest. A video link ensures that those not taking part can watch from the bottom.

Prices start at £15 per person, or £20 for two, with ages seven years and over able to take part. For more information and to book, visit www.zipworld.co.uk