Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KingsDig Great Product, Hours of Fun Activities
After ovecoming a delivery/shipping issue (need 18 wheeler access), I set myself up for a 3 day holiday installation weekend. Make sure you assemble the main tower on a level surface so the lumber and predrilled holes line up. You'll still need another person to help align all the main tower parts. Don't be intimidated by long instructions, they are 99% accurate - just take it 1 step at a time. There was an inconsistency between 1 diagram and written insructions for the tower floor. The diagram was correct, the written instructions were wrong. I was missing a few lag screws so I purchased at local store - although Gorilla playsets was willing to ship for free, I didn't want to wait ... on a roll. On that line, I was impressed that I was able to reach a Gorillia playset *human* technician on 3 different occasions in less than 5 minutes and he was for the most part helpful. You will wind up with extra hardware so don't worry in that regards. I used the long wood screws to stabilize the left side of the wooden steps on the tower to prevent them from shifting while climboing up/down (not in instructions). I also had to have the 3 tire chains cut at the local home depot, they were way too long for this set - but they cut at no cost. Recommend a driver to drive the lag screws vs handheld socket wrench to save time but not necessary. Note, you need deep socket set for many of the lag bolts.
The unit is high quality red cedar wood and looks fantastic. The swingset is very sturdy when fully assembled. My children are 6 and 8 years old and absolutely love their backyard swingset. It has tons of activities and they stay occupied for hours. It was worth it to spring the little extra for the Sun Valley II with the monkey bars - one additional activity that all kids love!
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Sturdy, Quality Playset
I put this playset together over the course of two days by myself. Although it's recommended you have two people to put it together, it is really only necessary for two steps: placing and leveling the fort frame, and walking out the swing beam.
There is TONS to do for kids on this. My daughter runs from one activity to the next, and is on it for hours at a time, even if she's by herself. It's also strong enough that adult can swing on it, and there is no sway or flex to any of the pieces.
The playset is beautiful and very sturdy. I have no doubt it will last for the 10-15 years my kids will use it. It is primarily 4x4 construction, with a 4x6 swing beam. My only complaint is that the wood is a soft wood, and therefore dents and scratches more easily. But this will not affect the structural integrity of the piece, just the superficial appearance up close.
I found the same playset for cheaper elsewhere, but with Home Depot's offer of no interest financing for 24 months, it was easier to pay it down in small payments every month before the interest kicks in. The price also included shipping, which isn't always the case with other stores/websites.
Overall, this is a very good playset that will last your family a long time.
June 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SDmomof4 This swingset measures up top brands but half the price!
The swing set in great. It was just as pictured. We are so happy with the set. It had easy to follow instructions and was very easy to put together. It took us a Saturday to put up.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by my3sons My boys love it!
We have 3 boys ages 6, 4, 3. They are thrilled with this product! It was delivered just fine (albeit on a tractor trailer so literally dropped off on palets at the end of the driveway). My husband and I used the kid's wagon to move the heavy boxes to the back yard. We hired a company to put it together. One experienced man showed up and had it done in 9.5 hours. It looks great. It's super fun. This is week two, so far so good, hopefully it keeps my boys' interest for the next few years :-)
July 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAEKA This is a great swing set that features a smaller size with everything you could want on it.
This swing set is great. It took us five evenings to put together. The hardest part is actually leveling the platform,especially since ours was on a slope. My only complaint about the swing set is that a lot of the wood was pine and not cedar like it was stated. Pine is a very soft wood and is a cheap material. Everything else is great. My family loves this swing set and it's many features.
July 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wma5 Kids really enjoy it!
My biggest issue is with the boards and the finish on them. Already have wear and tear and it has only been up two weeks. Will probably have to stain and reseal next season. Overall though, its a great product. The kids are having a blast. (for reference, I have 5 between the ages of 4&12 and they ALL love it)
June 18, 2013