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Ripley's Moving Theater

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Address: 904 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number: 865-436-9763
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Description: Experience the thrill movies you ride now powered by Real D 3D as used in...
Experience the thrill movies you ride now powered by Real D 3D as used in Harry Potter, Transformer, Cars 2 & Many More! Feel Every Bump, Dip & Turn! State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator! Ride the Movie, Feel the Rush!
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5D theater was a great experience. Some parts do jerk you pretty hard but overall fun! 3D plus moving seats plus "real snow" and air blowing around equals a great time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Mark J
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

5D theater was a great experience. Some parts do jerk you pretty hard but overall fun! 3D plus moving seats plus "real snow" and air blowing around equals a great time!

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Mark J, Thank you for your review! We are elated to read that you enjoyed our motion ride! We love to read when guests tell us about their experience and about the snow because that really is a cool part in my opinion. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Bath Springs, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

These attractions are always fun but some movies are better than others. This particular one was geared more fro small children. The two movies were a snowman and a little race car mouse both were cartoon type nothing scary for little ones. It was a little pricey and the options would be to go across the street as they were... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Qualyn, Thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you enjoyed our motion ride! We hope you enjoyed each movie that we have for you and the snow that we have fall during one of them! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Dayton, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The shows were adorable. My 7 and 9 year old kids enjoyed them. My 35 year old kid (I mean husband) enjoyed it too. The wait time is a bit long since there is only 1 theater and only so many seats. Each viewing is approx 20 mins and we had to wait 2 rounds but I was told we... More 

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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Amber, Glad to hear it! We can't wait to see you all next time your in town! More 

Dayton, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It was a cartoon-like film which reminded me of a little kids' video game. You wear 3-D glasses while watching it and all the while your seat moves around and bumps to give you the experience of being a part of the film as the characters move about. I did it once. I won't pay to do it again. Not... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Vickie K, We are glad that you had come to se us and we would like to apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. We thought everyone would love the snow that falls on you while watching the racing snowman! We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First and foremost...This ride is not designed for "bigger" ppl. I have hips that don't lie and let's just say..I'm going to be bruised! Seats were small and my hips were jammed into the seat belt and handles bars. Once the video started it hurt a lot worse. But..The rides were fun. The effects were awesome. Too pricey for just... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

rucker2014, Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the films but it sounds like we have some things to improve on and we would like to personally apologize for our mistakes. We like to know the things we need to fix and improve on so that we can enhance future guests experience. We hope... More 

Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The ride was jerky and did not create an illusion of weightlessness. My husband has been on several simulator rides and he thought that this one was by far of the poorest quality. It was a jerky bumper car ride which only made us nauseous and violently threw our bodies left and right. We didn't find it to be creative... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Ines K, Thank you for your review. We would like to apologize for your experience but we are glad that you let us know. We are always looking for ways to improve and your review will help us to do so. We hope that you will give us another opportunity one day. Thank you. More 

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did this as part of a Ripley's package. The movies were lots of fun. We liked the second feature the best. The ride is a bit rough so heed the warning signs.

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Kimberly G, We are very glad to read that you had a great experience! I have actually checked these rides out and they really are a lot of fun. A lot of people really love the winter ride because of all of the snow which is really neat! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon.... More 

East Ridge, Tennessee
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I can see why some people didn't like this, but I thought it was a blast. I only wish it was a longer movie. The two short clips were super cute and funny. I was laughing the whole time and my boyfriend also really enjoyed it. We wish there were more movies that we could watch. They should expand and... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

ChamilleK, Thank you for your review! We love to read that you had a great time and enjoyed both movies! It means a lot to us to read that you laughed through the whole thing and enjoyed them so much! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I wouldn't go out of my way to go here but it is a decent way to spend your time. You sit in a seat that moves and watch two movies. I would characterize the ride as jerky. People with neck, shoulder or back problems might have issues with this. I would also not recommend this for people who get... More 

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

Justin D, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you did not have the best time at our attraction and we would like to apologize for this. We will work on fixing the problems to enhance our guests experience in the future. We hope that you will come back to see us again. Thank you! More 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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130 reviews 130 reviews
92 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We watched two short movies and we like the snow tubing one best. It is a little rough, but not too bad. It is a moving theater though. We laughed and had a good time. Hopefully the movies change because we bought an anuual pass to all Ripley's attractions so we will be back.

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Moving Theater, responded to this review

crystalm37, Thank you for your review! We love to read that you had a great time here and enjoyed the movies! I actually have checked out the movies as well and I have to say that the snow tube movie is really neat and entertaining! We can't wait to have you back again! Thank you! More 

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