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
  • 6-channel digital surround sound.
  • Two action-packed films with continuous showings.
  • Powered by Real D 3D technology.
  • Seats move in 8 directions.
  • Full sized theater.
  • Located in downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Open 365 days a year.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Not recommended for expectant mothers and people with certain medical conditions.

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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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Dionne Fields
11 Reviews
"5D Movie Theater"
July 2019
Ripley’s Moving Theater is a great place for kids under the age of 12 years old.
My youngest loves to come to this motion 5D Movie Theater they have two movies that are very short.
The lines are not long and the seating area always have plenty of room to enjoy the wind, sounds, motion, movements and snowflakes.
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Tip: There are only two rides and they are very short.

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Tripster Customer
Ezel, KY
6 Reviews
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"Love !!!!"
June 2018
OMG !!! We LOVE the Moving Theater ... The wind blowing in your face and the snow falling .....
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Tip: nothing that you can not put in your pocket or a shoulder bag ... As the seats move ..

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Darrick Carter
Decatur , GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved this"
June 2018
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
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"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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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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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
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"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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Parma, Ohio
"Better than I expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2020
I bought a Ripley's 2+ combo ticket when I went to the Aquarium, so I decided to see this "5D Movie" as one of the other two. It was actually better than I expected. You see two movies, the first is high tech futuristic race cars. In the second movie inner tube sledding in the snow ends up out of control. It was very well done. The seats were hard, but that didn't bother me. There are stationary seats in the front row for people that have back problems or can't handle the motion.
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Belpre, Ohio
"Cheesy but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019
We wouldn’t normally spend money on this, but it was something we could all do together ... including my young niece and 70-year-old mother. My mother was really nervous about the movement so the staff was very attentive and sweet to her. We all survived and had a good laugh!
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"Not good. A waste."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019
Movie is dated. Visually not stunning. It smelled bad inside. The operators were nice enough and friendly. Unimpressed.
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"Snow inside"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019
Two movies for one ticket. The seats are very jerky in their movements, so not recommended if you have back or neck pain issues. The second movie includes snow inside which our daughter loved!
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London, Kentucky
"Ok at best"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 06, 2019
I wouldn’t go back to this honestly. It was cute and I like the idea. But, the seats were uncomfortable and could’ve used some padding. You get to watch 2 videos that are about 10 mins maybe. They were ok but not great. The whole thing was a bit outdated. Seats need to be updated and videos as well. Maybe one video that lasts about 30 mins would be much better. Also, the misters needed to be cleaned and updated as well. The mist that was hitting us in the face smelled soured. We didn’t go back. Not worth the money honestly. The staff were super nice though.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Moving Theater

Is there a height requirement for this ride?
Yes. Guests must be at least 43" tall in order to ride in the moving seats.

Is this ride ideal for children?
Yes. All children must meet the height requirements in order to ride. The ride uses moving seats, 3D sights, sounds, and additional effects.

Are there any physical restrictions for this ride?
Most guests can participate. However, this ride is not recommended for expectant mothers and people with certain medical conditions.

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