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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.
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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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Fishers, Indiana
"Pretty Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2017 NEW
Pretty good. Other people may live it more than I did, but I say it was okay. I didn’t really find some of the stuff that interesting, but there is still cool stuff in there, and that’s just my opinion (of not the type of person who would really enjoy stuff like this)
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
"Kids love it, but not that great."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2017 NEW
I heard a lot of kids say that they loved this attraction. I didnt find that it rated near as good as some other 5D attractions nearby. My son (3) road in a seat that disnt move. He loved the cartoons. I was thankful he couldn't ride the moving seats because they jarred so hard that it actually hurt a few times. It was more like watching a 3D cartoon and having the seats randomly jerk around. I would recommends for kids, but not adults.
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Barbara J
McMinnville, Tennessee, United States
"Wild Ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2017 NEW
My 11 year old absolutely loved this! The 3D was amazing, the movies were really fun. The ride was really jerky in the beginning but if you've got some stiff back pain, it's like a trip to a chiropractor! It will really loosen you up and you'll leave with a smile. Get this attraction with a combo ticket for a much better value. Ripley's Attractions do their best to give you real bang for your buck.
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Columbus, Indiana
"Bad Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2017 NEW
My husband, teenager, and I decided to do this on a whim. Bad idea. We saw Roadrunner and Angry Birds cartoons. The "effects" were not in sync with the videos. When action moved toward us, our seats were moving forward (in the opposite direction); when an explosion occurred on screen, we got a blast of COLD air instead of warm air. At times we seemed to be jostled and jerked around randomly, with no tie to the cartoons at all. We were all glad when it was over. We were surprised at the poor quality of this attraction.
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Jefferson City, Tennessee
"The grand children love this one"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2017 NEW
My teen grandchildren like this very much. The 5 year old like it but found the first move scary. The second movie had the angry birds and he enjoy this one 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.