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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Joan B.

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

6 Reviews
Angel Helm
Gray Summit, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
January, 2018 NEW
Don't waste your money on this. Find something else to do. It's ok for little kids.
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Cleveland, Ohio
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2018
Place is a ripoff. Only two short "movies", and not much to them. For the price ($16.00 if bought separate, $5.00 if bundled with other Ripley attractions) I wouldn't do it again.
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Dalton, Ga.
"Naw, I'd pass this one up...."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018
Don't waste your time or money on this attraction! This is more of a bumpy, sling you everywhere theater. Not very fun, at all! You get to watch 2 short 5 minute films while being tossed and jerked everywhere, not fun!!! For the price you pay you would think that this would be a lot better than it was. I'd say to anyone wanting to do this, pass it up and use your hard earned money on something else in the area! Very Disappointed with Ripley's on even having this as an attraction that you have to pay for!
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Natalie W
"It's ok "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018
My eight-year-old enjoyed it however it is definitely a bumpy ride. I would not suggest anybody with young children or any aches and pains.
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Felipe R
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018
The worst attraction in town for sure! if you're over 5, you certainly will not like it and you will feel cheated! 2 films without connection with the movements of the chairs, water jets without synchronization! At least the attendance of the staff is good and polite! I do not recommend at all!
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Jenn J
Boynton Beach, Florida
"Great for the kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018
We say two short movies, looney tunes and angry birds. The seats move with the movie and also special effect sounds and air spraying and such to make you feel like you were really in the movie! My kids Loved that!
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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.