Ripley's Moving Theater in Gatlinburg, TN

904 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ripley's Moving Theater combines state of the art motion simulation with digital surround sound to let you experience first hand the picture on the giant three-story screen. Experience 5D done right with cutting edge, state-of-the-art motion simulator! Feel every bump, dip, turn, rush of wind and full weather effects! Ride the movie, feel the rush!

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from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • REAL-D 5D Moving Theater experience.
  • Two new movies: Angry Birds the 3D Ride and Loony Tunes 3-D starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote.
  • 6-channel digital surround sound.
  • Located in Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Open 365 days a year.

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Great for family fun or date night! Sit in the middle row to be eye-level with the screen or try the first row for a more up-close experience.

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from Ripley's Moving Theater
Experience 5D Done Right! Plus 2 new films in 2017! The thrill movies you ride now powered by Real D 3D as used in Home, Minions, Jurassic World, and Many More! Cutting Edge, State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator! Feel every bump, dip, turn, rush of wind and full weather effects! Ride the Movie, Feel the Rush!

This state of the art theater with digital effects and motion seats will have you feeling like you're in the movie!

Highlights of Ripley’s Moving Theater:
  • State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator

  • Large Format 70 MM film

  • Seats move in 8 directions

  • Full sized theater

Sorry, children under 43 inches are not permitted on this ride.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

8 Reviews
Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Ezel, KY
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love !!!!"
June, 2018
OMG !!! We LOVE the Moving Theater ... The wind blowing in your face and the snow falling .....
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Tip: nothing that you can not put in your pocket or a shoulder bag ... As the seats move ..

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Darrick Carter
Decatur , GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved this"
June, 2018
First time doing this and it was pretty cool the moving seats and the snow was my wife favorite part
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Angel Helm
Gray Summit, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
January, 2018
Don't waste your money on this. Find something else to do. It's ok for little kids.
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Damon Lewis
3 Reviews
"So much fun"
February, 2017
It was a very short experience for the money, but it was loads of fun. Not only did my children enjoy it, my wife and I both had a headache from laughing.
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Tip: Short, but a lot of fun.

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Sharon Kilgore
Carrollton, GA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July, 2016
It was really great and fun. Really short.
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Tip: Don't ride this if you are motion sickness or hurt back it is rough but fun

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Lisa Knopsnyder
Somerset, PA
24 Reviews
Verified Traveler
October, 2015
Was great fun. Got two rides for one price.
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Tip: beware moves a lot

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Karie F.
Nashville, TN
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Moving Theater"
June, 2015
Had the best time and great laughs, I had an older man sitting next to me, who made my day,he was laughing so hard he was crying so it made it soo much better!!
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franklin flowers
Lawrenceburg, KY
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family trip to Gatlinburg"
January, 2015
Fun for the kids
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Portage, Michigan
"Exceeded our Expectations"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
This was another attraction our daughter begged us to do and since it was her vacation too we gave in (plus we had the multi attraction deal so it ended up being a little less expensive because of that). My husband, daughter and I all enjoyed it and had a good time! The staff was also super friendly.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
"Nothing was synced or clean"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2018 NEW
The movements were not synced with the videos. The videos looked like they were made in 1996. There were 2 videos, a jungle adventure and one that seemed to be Santa fighting an evil wizard over xmas gifts. There were a few snowflakes that came down at ones point. There were gusts of wind unassociated with anything on the screen. The 3D part didn't seem to work with the glasses. As we were leaving we simply deposited the glasses into a bin that the attendant was then holding out to the next people in line - meaning there was no cleaning.
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Felicia C
Paintsville, Kentucky
"SO FUN!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2018
A great experience for both kids and adults alike. I think my husband and I enjoyed it as much or more than our girls! Two showings for the price of one!
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Kimberly R
Athens, Georgia
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 03, 2018
This experience was not quite as great as I thought it would be. The video is video game quality. So it felt like a three D or "5D" video game. The seats move and you feel wind and such. I think there's definitely room for improvement.
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Michelle M
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2018
I work at another local attraction, so I get to do other attractions in the area for free. Decided to come here during a date night and both my boyfriend and I thought this was a joke. The movies were awful...hard to follow and the chairs just went sideways and didn't follow the scenes of the movies. I feel sorry for people who actually have to pay for this. Please save your money and do other attractions in the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Moving Theater

Are there age or health restrictions in place for the ride?
Yes. Individuals under 43" are not allowed on the ride.

When are shows available?
The Moving Theater is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00pm and Friday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00am. Purchase a ticket time that works best for you and your family on your Gatlinburg vacation.

Where is the theater located?
The theater is located at 904 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.