Outdoor Gravity Park

Outdoor Gravity Park, Pigeon Forge: Hours, Address, Outdoor Gravity Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Outdoor Gravity Park
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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The Outdoor Gravity Park is home to the iconic New Zealand adventure, zorbing. Don't miss out on the opportunity to go zorbing! You can fly 6000 miles to New Zealand, or you could just come to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The OGO (giant ball) is 11 feet high, 11 feet wide, and bouncy and sits perched at the top of a 1,000-foot hill. In a moment, you will go rolling towards the bottom, slip & sliding, no tumbling - but only after a couple of things happen. First, one to three people dive into the sphere's belly. Then, some of the park's attendants toss ten gallons of water into this signature attraction, and finally close the door. The water makes for a slippery ride, though one without tumbling -- your fast and adrenaline-packed descent down our 1000 foot hill is more akin to a bouncy water slide or a rolling Jacuzzi. Bring your swimsuit and towel and come join us as we are open rain or shine. Don't forget to book your tickets online to reserve your spot!
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Missouri87 contributions
Jun 2022
The staff is really nice. The experience is remarkably unique. For those who do not deal with motion sickness, this is probably something you want to do a few times. My 12-year-old son loved his two trips down the hill. It is a bit pricey, which is why I gave it a four instead of a five rating.
Written June 17, 2022
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Deb R
12 contributions
Apr 2019
what a fun trip. didn't last long enough. ride inside a water ball, YOU WILL get wet. grandson had a go pro so we can relive his trip over and over. trip was in 2017 ( date below doesn't go back that far.)
Written March 6, 2020
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Sarah E
Rogers, AR10 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We found this on a whim as we were passing through from Nashville to Asheville. Our kids (7, 10, 12) all loved this experience. Our 7 year old is petite and often misses out on experiences because of height and weight, but she had a great time! The red track is the BEST! We waited too many runs to try it. We had the advantage of a weekday in the spring when the facility was not very busy and capitalized on the 20 rolls. We still bought 4 more rolls. The whole experience took us about 2 hours, but I imagine peak season would have longer lines. They have a super helpful staff, go pros you can use to purchase videos, and clean and convenient changing rooms with free ponytail holders in case you forget (lifesaver). This is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Written March 24, 2021
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Dawn M
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
Jun 2022
This is NOT scary at all. If you are worried about the fear factor, don't be. It is so much fun. We enjoyed it and will be back for another roll next time. It is great for a hot day in Pigeon Forge for sure!
Written June 24, 2022
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Knoxville, TN224 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I am not a big fan of the "zorbing," but the Outdoor Gravity Park is a good, clean, well-maintained, nicely peopled place. If you're very, very adventurous (and possibly less top-heavy than I am), then you will probably enjoy it a great deal more than I did. Which is to say: I did not enjoy the experience. But I respect the facility and its employees.

The park is off the beaten path, and we saw deer and wildlife in their driveway in the middle of the day. That should tell you how it's situated away from the main drag through Pigeon Forge.

We got there on a very rainy August day and were the only patrons in the joint -- my 57-year-old husband, my sister, and 51-year-old, chubby old me. I should say that I dearly love roller coasters and all sorts of spinning and speeding rides, but I do not do things from great heights like bungee jumping. That is not my cup of tea. But I've never met a roller coaster I didn't love, even the really rough wooden Thunderhead at Dollywood. (OW... but dang, that's a good coaster!)

Dear Husband is given to claustrophobia, but he was *dying* to ride the big hamster balls. Darling Sister is an adrenaline junkie, and she was chomping at the bit. I love thrills, ... but something about the whole thing gave me pause. I really kind of wish I hadn't gone.

We were already soaking wet, having just been tubing down the Little River in the pouring rain, so we were already ready in our swimsuits and ready to Zorb.

The very friendly, attractive, and helpful young employees piled us into a van and drove us to the top of the hill where we were doled out among the three trails. I think Dear Husband chose the straight path. Darling Sister picked the zig zag. And I, choosing last, was assigned the path that does both zig zagging and straight rolling.

The last thing the attendant said to me was, "Try not to get going with your back downhill."

And then they zipped me in, and then they pushed me downhill, and in a split second, I was going with my back down the hill. In zig zags. And bumpies. And zigs. All rolling in a giant, vinyl-smelling hamster ball with about seven inches of water slorping around me.

I'll be honest. I genuinely thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to drown in the water, since it was all around me and sloshing everywhere, along with my flailing legs and my useless little pitiful hands trying to find something to hold onto inside the ball. I thought I was going to roll over onto my head and break my puny neck. Either way, death seemed imminent.

I'll be even more honest. Part of what kept me alive, I think, was the fervent hope that I would not lose control and accidentally pee inside the ball. Immediately on the heels of that thought was, "How many small, terrified children have peed inside this thing?!"

I know that all the videos I watched on YouTube were of happy people who seemed to be having a lovely ride. I was not one of those people. I kind of wish I *had* taken the GoPro with me so I could memorialize one person who was terrified of the zorbing. On the other hand, now that I've finally written this review, I'm going to try to forget what it was like. I'm sure neither Dear Husband nor Darling Sister will let me try such foolishness again. It's perfectly safe to forget.

By the way, at the end of the whole experience, we decamped to really nice dressing rooms to change clothes. And the ladies' dressing room is FILLED with hair dryers!!! So if it's really important to you to maintain a well-groomed coiffure, there you go! Outdoor Gravity Park really does have you covered!

Basically, I don't want to scare anyone away, but if you're not a teenager any more, and maybe a little more substantial on top than you are on at your knees, you might want to consider skipping the longer routes and trying out the straight-away to see how you do with hamster ball rolling. You might love it! My people did!

But if you don't love it, don't worry. You're not alone.
Written October 19, 2018
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Tampa, FL30 contributions
By far this has been the highlight of our trip because we always look for something fun we've never did before, and we had never been inside a *HUGE* blow-up with 10 gallons of water rolling down a massive hill!

How our trip went: We were fortunate enough to go on their grand opening day, which meant that everyone was super jolly and the place was decorated up in steamers and balloons. The customer service there was beyond words. They were so incredibly helpful, answering questions, pointing out best practices. We had decided we wanted to do both of the tracks, which consisted of a straight away (where 2 or more people can get into the ball, known as an Ogo) and the curvy track (where only 1 person could be in the Ogo), so we bought 2 rides for each of us (my husband and myself).

There are very nice changing rooms in the facilities, so we changed and came on out to the main area again. Word of caution, currently they do not have any type of lockers for people's items, they have an open area where they have their customer service associates watch your stuff. I would imagine as it gets busy that this area may get to be a bit crazy, so I wouldn't bring anything extremely valuable that you might worry about.

Once out in the lobby, they ushered us outside to a waiting SUV. There is carpet laid down in front of the SUV to make a comfortable standing area in case you have to wait. Once in the SUV, they will take you to the top of the hill where your Ogo awaits you. You'll depart the SUV and go stand on a wooden stand while they put approximately 10 gallons of water into the Ogo and then you get to crawl in. Before getting in, we had thought that the water would go cold, but it is slightly heated and we were warm in the Ogo. If you would like to take a Go-Pro camera with you, they'll hand one to you. It is turned on as soon as you receive it. Point the camera towards you and try to keep it on you while you go down the hill (you won't regret the video!) . They will then roll you down the hill.

The water in the Ogo sloshes around as you are rolled and keeps you from getting any type of rubber burns. It felt similar to going down a very large water slide. The end of the track has a slow down area, however you don't even feel this when you're inside the Ogo. The Ogo stops on a carpeted area and you are then "poured" out of it. The Ogo is then put on a big conveyer belt which take it back to the top of the hill.

Couple of notes on pricing: Right now cost is about $20 per person. This means that if you have 1 or 3 people in the ball, you all are going to be paying the price (the price is not per Ogo used). You get a price break if you buy multiple rolls for a person and they'll stamp your hand showing how many Ogo rides you purchased. I would suggest that you plan accordingly and budget enough for your trip here (plan for several rides per person) because you *WILL* want to go down multiple times. It's a blast and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

After you're done with your rides, if you had a Go-Pro camera, they'll show you the video footage and you can decided if you want to keep it. Cost currently is $15 and they'll put it on a branded USB stick for you to take home.

And in case you think that this is a bit much for you, the mayor and the Tourist Bureau President from the town were here for opening day and I saw they even did it (and loved it). :-)

Overall I would definitely come back here if we visit Pigeon Forge again!!
Written May 14, 2015
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Hey Teresa! We were so glad to see you come out and roll with us! We appreciate the 5 star review and all of your input! We we definitely take it into consideration! Please come back and see us soon! Thanks, Nate
Written May 15, 2015
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United States513 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Highly Recommend!! My two teens loved the Gravity Park, so glad we were able to check this activity off our list. From the time we walked in, the customer service here was amazing, and great pricing for the activity.
Written April 29, 2018
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Pittsburgh, PA27 contributions
Jun 2017
By far the most UNIQUE and fun attraction we have done, ever! We fell in love with this idea the moment we saw a video on you-tube. Anything “one of a kind” is worth trying once – or three times! A huge rubber-like ORB, filled with 10 gallons of fresh water – with 1-3 people inside -- then they roll you down a 1,000 foot grass hill course. The best part is for each ride, they give you a hand held GOPRO to video yourself on the ride down – making it twice the fun as you get to experience it all over again. It’s hot in Tennessee, so all you need is a bathing suit or t-shirt and shorts … bring your own go-pro or borrow theirs – watching is free – purchasing your video is extra if you want to continue to relive the fun at home. We went on a summer weekday around 11am – they open at 10 – and it’s advisable to go early or go later to avoid the lines. We didn’t have any trouble with the wait – we arrived and locked our valuables in the car, stowed our shoes in a cubby and headed out to the park. Music, benches and tables make it a comfortable spot to spend some time just watching the fun – even if you are not riding, you should go watch! Safe for kids 4+ … it’ s a great family time. The shuttle rides everyone up the hill – then you get to choose one of 3 courses to try – that’s why we did it three times – hard to choose and we wanted to experience them all! Take a minute to visit them online to view more videos to get an idea – it’s not nearly as scary as you would think – only my husband reported feeling a little “dizzy” after, but the truth is you never go upside down, and it’s safe to wear your sunglasses on the way! !
Written December 12, 2017
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Crystal F
50 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This place is awesome, if you are claustrophobic, don't do It! Or if you get motion sicknesses. The manager and staff are great!!over all enjoyed it!
Written May 29, 2017
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Scott H
Indianapolis, IN55 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Buy your tickets in advance, recommend several since it is one ticket per person per roll. The staff was very good, helpful. Everything was clean. You will get wet, so bring a towel and change of clothes. Great fun for the whole family. We will go again.
Written July 22, 2018
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