We received complimentary passes to Pigeon Forge’s Outdoor Gravity Park in exchange for this post. Our opinions and love for adventure remain our own.
Looking for adventure in Pigeon Forge? Look no further than the Outdoor Gravity Park.
Back in 2016, my family watched the Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror” where comedian Bert Kreischer traveled the United States looking for fun, crazy and sometimes dangerous things to do. One episode featured Pigeon Forge’s Outdoor Gravity Park and something called “zorbing”.
At the time, my then-12-year-old daughter, MacKenzie added this to her bucket list.
While the name “zorbing” is funny, the activity turns out is incredibly fun.
It starts with a 1,000-foot track. There are four courses here at Pigeon Forge Outdoor Gravity Park. You choose the course depending on how many riders.
You’ll also need to decide if you’re doing a wet run or dry run. Note: the dry run is seasonal and the wet run is going to get you wet so plan accordingly.
Once you’ve decided your course, you’ll ride the bus to the top of the course.
You will then crawl into a ball, which is called an OGO. This transparent, 11-feet wide, and crafted of more than 300 square feet of plastic in two layers, connected with 1,000 small anchors that keep you from getting hurt, is your way down the hill. Once inside, you’ll be zipped in so you won’t have to worry about falling out.
Now, you’re ready to go zorbing.
My kiddos will tell you its an exhilarating experience.
Currently, Outdoor Gravity Park is the ONLY place in the United States you can go zorbing.
The children chose wet zorbing. The wore their swimming suit and crawled into the OGO, where 10-gallons of water awaited. It’s the perfect amount of water to ensure slipping and sliding on their way down the hill inside the OGO.
Watch their zorbing adventure below:
They chose the course FUNnel, which has some zig and zag to it. It was a minute and a half of adrenaline.
This was my children’s TOP must-do attraction in Pigeon Forge. They loved it! It has all the elements of fun, getting wet, an obstacle course, and a ride.
MacKenzie crossed this adventure off her Bucket List. Both of my children are looking forward to their next zorbing experience at Pigeon Forge’s Outdoor Gravity Park. Next time, they’re zorbing solo!