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“POC”
Review of World of Illusions

World of Illusions
Ranked #101 of 110 things to do in Gatlinburg
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“POC”
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a dump, it should be torn down and made into a public restroom, but I wouldn't be surprised if people don't already do that.

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Cambridge, UK
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“This was disappointing, but I'd like to explain...”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The exhibit is overpriced and a little shabby, yes, but this is an independent operation in the town the Ripley's want to own, so they need to be promoted.

There are some interactive sections and a couple are good, others are not so great, but it's so independently spirited that I came out feeling positively about it,

Visited September 2012
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Florida/Cincinnati
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a joke!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

It's $8 a person and you go down a small hallway with some illusion pictures and a very large illusions behind glass but that is it! Not worth time or money please don't go it is a rip off and joke

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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tired, tacky, terrible waste of 15 minutes and $20.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Poorly lit, dirty, dated exhibits, many of which were not working or broken. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce/Better Business Bureau should take the initiative to force operations like these to either clean up or shut down.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So Bad”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Do yourself a favor...take whatever it would cost your family to get in and throw it in the toilet, then flush. It would cost the same....and you would be more entertained watching it go down the toilet.

But seriously... It was such a waste. We just stopped in on a whim to get cooled off on hot day. A/C was not even working, or not turned up. It is pitch black in there with just some mannequins set up representing different "illusions". Anything that was supposed to be interactive with the exception of the "Genie In The Bottle" illusion wasn't working.

I'm pretty sure my 7-year old aspiring magician does better illusions than this!

Visited June 2012
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