Ripley's Moving Theater in Gatlinburg, TN

904 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Overview

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!

Good To Know

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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Description

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

7 Reviews
Darrick Carter
Decatur , GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved this"
June, 2018 NEW
First time doing this and it was pretty cool the moving seats and the snow was my wife favorite part
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Angel Helm
Gray Summit, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
January, 2018
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
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"Fun"
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
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"fun"
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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Laura M
Richlands, Virginia
"A timeless classic that just gets better each time we go!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
They offer non-moving seats which is perfect for our five year old to be able to participate. I've been coming here since I was a child and it truly just gets better each time. They switch the shows up enough that you can check it out each time you visit Gatlinburg and see different movies. The special effects are incredible. We are still in awe when we visit, even when we know what to expect. And during the summer it's a perfect place to cool off!
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Keri H
"Ripleys Rip-off"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
What a joke! The content of the videos were so ridiculous. If you are a family looking for things to do, Skip this. Our 8-year-old liked it but the parents and the older kids did not! The transitions from scene to scene are elementary. The movie to 2nd movie transition didn’t make any sense! It was low grade and it width the money.
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Sara H
Niceville, Florida
"Kids loved it, adult not so much"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
My husband attended with 5 kids, our 2 sons and 3 cousins. He hated it and the kids loved it. However, it didn’t last very long. We probably wouldn’t go to this attraction again.
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stacydonald23
Boonville, North Carolina
"Kids loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
I didn't think it was expensive. We had $2 off coupons so the kids were 5.99 and the adult 7.99. My 1 year old Sat in my lap in a non moving seat for free. I was free bc I was in a non moving seat. I still loved it even with my seat being still. The movies are short but I felt that the whole experience was satisfying for everyone. I loved the snow
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Jaclyn C
Chicago, Illinois
"So so..."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
We went to this because we had prepaid for 3 attractions. The videos were very short with no real story to them. The chairs shake and air blows at you. This is a one and done kinda attraction
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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.