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Earthquake - The Ride

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Address: 653 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number: 865-436-9765

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Stunned by how bad It was

You sucked me in.....I was just a giddy tourist looking for some fun. I was taken by all the lights and all the shops and all the crazy things to do. I immediately saw this ride... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Brad K
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You sucked me in.....I was just a giddy tourist looking for some fun. I was taken by all the lights and all the shops and all the crazy things to do. I immediately saw this ride due to the "standing line" I witnessed. "Hurry Stop I need to do the Earthquake Ride" I couldn't be there fast enough. Trampling small... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This ride was horrible!! It had no story line. You were just sitting on a seat with a lap belt moving forwards and backwards while having random objects thrown at you and animals pop up at you. It was terrifying. The effects were poor and the ride was dangerous. I almost lost my arm to a swinging beam!! It is... More 

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Waco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Thankfully we only paid $6.95 a person to ride. This is a joke of an attraction. Cheaply done. No thrills. We laughed at how hokey it was. Save your money.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was raining so we went in just to get out of the rain. Only thing entertaining was a little kid that got scared and started crying in front of us. The ride sucks but I guess might be cool for little kids.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've been riding this every time I come to Gatlinburg since I was a little girl and I don't know why. It's really stupid and very much a waste of money. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.

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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I just don't get it. I didn't think it was fun, scary, or anything other than mundane and uneventful. Nothing spectacular at all. it's like you just go back and forth in this train with some noise, lights going on and off, and a very fake-looking gorilla. Save your time and money. Avoid.

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Aiken, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The only thing keeping me from giving this 1 star is nostalgia. We ride it every time we come each year. It's incredibly cheesy, but it's like a car wreck—you just can't look away. But I am full aware that despite my love/hate relationship with this ride, it is genuinely a waste of money.

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Prairieville, LA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was a waste of money. It was five minutes and so lame. It was expensive too, when it isn't worth more than one dollar.

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Cartersville, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is biggest waste of time and money. looked cool from the outside but the ride was stupid and cheese. Don't waste your time.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After walking by numerous times and my husband telling me it wasn't worth it, we finally decided to give it a shot (based on the local discount). Now I am clueless, as to how on earth this place is still open. I want to grab people as they are paying and save them from the misery they are about to... More 

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