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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.
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.
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.
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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Rita C
Somerset, Kentucky
"Fun for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2017 NEW
I can't decide if we enjoyed the theater more or watching the 6 year old with us - his first time and he grinned from ear to ear!
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Dasha M
"Lots of Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
This was really fun. The movies were fun and the ride was a blast. The effects were cool and at times unexpected. Must do activity with kids.
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Burnsville, North Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2017 NEW
Rediculous. People working here are rude n need a lesson in manors and the height requirement is a joke. I initially left a five star review but that changes today. We bought a season pass here and had been here SEVERAL times no problem but the last time here there was a girl and she refused to let my son in on the ride. I told her he had already been on it about 12 times and the 7d theatre across the street she then turned hateful and said she was not the 7d theatre across the street now was she. She then grabbed my four year old and put him under the bar, yes he was MAYBE an inch to short if that so i tried showing her pictures of him on the ride earlier that day..She the raised her voice to say i was wasting her time even though we were the only person in line. I was then called a b"""" and told to fu""""" leave while my two kids stood there listening to her. Thanks to this girl i will NEVER be back here n shame because i purchased a season pass n was planning on again next year. Its just rediculous that my son can ride a roller coaster and a river ride and scramblers at dollywood but he was refused to be able to watch a three minute movie.
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Phillip B
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 08, 2017 NEW
Lots of extra special effects besides the 3D. If you get motion sickness, I'd skip this attraction. Seats do move quite a bit and my 8 year old slid around and almost fell out despite the restraints. They have stationary seats and WC accessible seating. There are also test seats out front for larger sized people to try out. It lasts about 15 minutes and is a reasonable price for a tourist area (cheaper than the other motion theaters on the strip too) and they have a military discount.
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Ashleigh D
"Wish it had been longer"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 31, 2017 NEW
My husband had never been to a moving theater, so we started with this one. We really enjoyed it, the staff was very friendly. We got to watch 2 movies. The 3D was awesome and the effects were great. I do wish it was longer, but otherwise it was a great experience. We will most likely come back!!

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.