Ripley's Moving Theater in Gatlinburg, TN

904 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ripley's Moving Theater combines state of the art motion simulation with digital surround sound to let you experience first hand the picture on the giant three-story screen. Experience 5D done right with cutting edge, state-of-the-art motion simulator! Feel every bump, dip, turn, rush of wind and full weather effects! Ride the movie, feel the rush!

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from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • REAL-D 5D Moving Theater experience.
  • Two new movies: Angry Birds the 3D Ride and Loony Tunes 3-D starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote.
  • 6-channel digital surround sound.
  • Located in Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Open 365 days a year.

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Great for family fun or date night! Sit in the middle row to be eye-level with the screen or try the first row for a more up-close experience.

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from Ripley's Moving Theater
Experience 5D Done Right! Plus 2 new films in 2017! The thrill movies you ride now powered by Real D 3D as used in Home, Minions, Jurassic World, and Many More! Cutting Edge, State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator! Feel every bump, dip, turn, rush of wind and full weather effects! Ride the Movie, Feel the Rush!

This state of the art theater with digital effects and motion seats will have you feeling like you're in the movie!

Highlights of Ripley’s Moving Theater:
  • State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator

  • Large Format 70 MM film

  • Seats move in 8 directions

  • Full sized theater

Sorry, children under 43 inches are not permitted on this ride.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Damon Lewis
3 Reviews
"So much fun"
February, 2017
It was a very short experience for the money, but it was loads of fun. Not only did my children enjoy it, my wife and I both had a headache from laughing.
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Tip: Short, but a lot of fun.

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Sharon Kilgore
Carrollton, GA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July, 2016
It was really great and fun. Really short.
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Tip: Don't ride this if you are motion sickness or hurt back it is rough but fun

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Lisa Knopsnyder
Somerset, PA
24 Reviews
Verified Traveler
October, 2015
Was great fun. Got two rides for one price.
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Tip: beware moves a lot

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Karie F.
Nashville, TN
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Moving Theater"
June, 2015
Had the best time and great laughs, I had an older man sitting next to me, who made my day,he was laughing so hard he was crying so it made it soo much better!!
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franklin flowers
Lawrenceburg, KY
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family trip to Gatlinburg"
January, 2015
Fun for the kids
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Angela R
"Pretty Cool"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2017 NEW
This is pretty cool. I've done it before with a roller coaster movie. This time was angry birds and looney tunes. Be prepared to get a little banged up. Fun for everyone. We are ages 41,40,20,&12 and had a great experience. I did get a little motion sick for a second so I took my 3d glasses off. (I'm one that always gets car sick). They do have seats that do not move for little ones. While we were there a girl around age 5 was getting scared so they were so nice and moved her with her family. The guy running it was super nice.
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"Pretty cool"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 21, 2017 NEW
I thought by reading the other reviews of this place that I was going to get beaten to death by the moving chairs! Lol nothing like that. My kids and I enjoyed this place. If recommend you check it out and if your not in to moving chairs they have a front row that doesn't move. Plus if you bundle with other Ripley things you get a good deal.
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Asheville, North Carolina
"Good time and good location, but..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
We watched the Angry Birds and Looney Toons movies. They were good. Total they only lasted about 30 min. I thought this attraction was over priced and there were several times I thought the movie did match tuning of sounds and effects. Probably will pass on a second visit here. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are just getting too overcrowded and over priced on many attractions. Sad to see. Cheers
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Holli F
Plymouth, Indiana
"Beware sudden stops"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017
The moving theater is like a cross between a roller coaster and a 3D movie. It was fun for me, and for my 13-year-old, but my 8-year-old found it too jerky and hard to stay in his seat, so between the two movies he went down and sat with the operator (who, by the way, was super nice and helpful about the whole thing).
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Tiffany H
"Bad experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2017
This was a very rough ride. My arms are bruised and sore still two days after being on this. I tried to relax to see if that would help but it didn't get any better. It was a little off with the movies. I was just glad it didn't last too long couldn't of took much more.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Moving Theater

Are there age or health restrictions in place for the ride?
Yes. Individuals under 43" are not allowed on the ride.

When are shows available?
The Moving Theater is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00pm and Friday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00am. Purchase a ticket time that works best for you and your family on your Gatlinburg vacation.

Where is the theater located?
The theater is located at 904 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.