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Earthquake - The Ride

653 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-9765
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Ranked #64 of 69 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: The experience  "Earthquake" is a real live action ride. As the train car moves out of the station, there's another train on the track bearing down... more »
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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was the dumbest and cheesiest thing I've ever wasted money on in my life. It goes forward, shakes you around for a second, and then brings you back. "State of the art special effects"?!? Maybe if it was 1985!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Not at all what I expected. I would not recommend this to anyone, including children, as it is very disappointing.

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HUNTSVILLE
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The writeup sounds so much better than it is: "As the train car moves out of the station, there's another train on the track bearing down on yours. Sidewalks buckle. Ceilings cave-in. The track gives-way and sinks into the ground. The quake intensifies. Sirens scream and walls collapse. Includes special effects." The car moves forward; a light appears in front,... More

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Nashville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This ride was the most ridiculous thing I've ever spent money on. It's ridiculously overpriced for a large bus that goes forward, shakes a bit, and goes backwards. The kids that were with us weren't even impressed. I'm not even sure why this ride is here or how it's still open.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I thought this was going to just be a ride for the kids. Imagine my surprise when I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It was fun and exciting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Did this ride a few years ago, and I still remember how awful it is. It might be worth it to go, just so you will have a story about how awful this thing is, but only if you cannot find a better use for your money, like paying someone to repeatedly punch you in the face.

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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My children begged and begged to go on this ride. It's obvious they do not pay the girl up front much (if at all) to be there because honestly she had the personality of a shoe. Maybe, in fact, it was because she was feeling guilty for taking our money, knowing what we were about to experience...or, should I say... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Total waste of $20! Rip off! Should have listened to the reviews on Trip Advisor... Should have asked for our money back. Very disappointing!

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My hisband wanted to ride it, i askrd the attendent if it was scary she barely looked up from her phone to give me a rude no. The amout we paid was ridiculous. .. for a three min ride. Dont do it. It is very scary. I hated this ride

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went during family vacation, everyone from the youngest in our group to the oldest was bored and disappointed, never again.

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