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

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This is a ride that has seen it's best days and should not be compared to the "Earthquake" experience once featured at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. However, the story is the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a ride that has seen it's best days and should not be compared to the "Earthquake" experience once featured at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. However, the story is the same, being caught underground on a subway car when an earthquake strikes. Sorry, but this event is a waste of money and will be that way until some... More 

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Elliestar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yikes, what a rip off. Wouldn't even be fun for a small child. Just a tourist trap. The ride itself is so short. It appears as if you ride a train for at least 10 yards or so, but in reality the train moves 6-8 feet only. Such a rip off

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was ok but not really worth the money. It really has a bad smell I guess it is the water maybe some chlorine might help. The ride is not long enough maybe redo it and add some new things might help or drop the price.

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Lostant, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We first went to this attraction 5 years ago. Its suppose to show you what it feels like to be in a real earthquake. Its so bad its good and we would HAVE to visit it everytime we go to Gatlinburg. We laughed so hard at it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I'm not sure why this attraction gets so much hate. You are in Gatlinburg not Disney or Universal Studios, so you should not expect a Disney level type of ride. We had a good time. All the effects seemed to be working and both the platform and chairs moved. I talked to the cashier about the bad ratings on Trip... More 

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Bluff City, TN
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This thing is way overpriced for what it is and for how long it lasts. If it were like $5 it wouldn't be too bad but at its price but it's just not worth it. Walk on! Nothing to see here.

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Wise, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband & I rode this in June 2000 during our honeymoon trip to Gatlinburg. This was a total waste of money. As others have stated, it does nothing. The whole time we were in there, a maintenance man kept coming in & out trying to fix the ride (if you could call it that) since something was obviously not... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Giving it one cause I can't give it zero. About as thrilling as having your teeth pulled. The special effects were like something out of the ark. Do not waste your money on this at all. I wish I'd read these reviews before paying my money.

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Oak Hill, Ohio
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

No. No. No. No. No. No. This is the absolute biggest waste of money in the Smokies. I cannot believe this is still open. Please! I beg you! Do not do it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The absolute worst ride ever! The chairs periodically tilted back and kept hitting my husbands knees. Same scene the entire time. Just bad!!!!

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Address: Address: 653 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number: 865-436-9765
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg

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