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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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Most recent review
Huge Disappointment

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Dave M
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This looked promising on the outside. That is the only good thing I have to say about this "ride" which says a lot.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This attraction just needs to go, it should've been gone a LONG time ago in an Earthquake itself. The special effects are so outdated its funny, I rode it because of how bad it was before and wanted a good laugh. I don't know how the employees can stand there and look at people in the eyes and take the... More 

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