Earthquake the Ride, Gatlinburg

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Trying to mimic what you'd experience if you were trapped in the subway when a full-fledged natural disaster hit, Earthquake the Ride shakes and rattles as part of an amusement ride. Objects get thrown around and animals pop up at riders. While some visitors give the ride high marks for nostalgia, most dub it as an attraction that can be easily bypassed. Using our world travel planner, Gatlinburg attractions like Earthquake the Ride can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I read the reviews saying how awful this experience is. I can’t imagine what they were expecting for such a low price. The ride is kinda cheesy but fun. Some folks take these things way too seriously....  more »
  • This was the biggest waste of money we spent in Gatlinburg. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT waste your money on this ride. It is a no thrill ride. It needs to be replaced with something else that will draw money...  more »
  • This was a waste of time and money. It really needs to be shut down. I went on this dumb ride with my 2 adult kids (18 & 19) We were all highly disappointed. I checked out the reviews and already seen...  more »
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  • Total waste of money as well as misadvertised. I brought my 7 year old son thinking it was an earthquake simulator. It's a loud crappy scare show and not an earthquake simulation at all. It's not worth your time if it were free. The $18 I spent I almost demanded a refund.
  • totally not worth the $10 a person. it was very lame and you could just tell not a lot of effort was put into it. save your time and money!! the ride didn't even seem 5 minutes long!
  • This is my first review on google ever, but I was so compelled by how bad this ride was that I had to save others from loosing their money. It is absolutely not worth the $10+ each for the mediocre experience this ride provides. Keep the cash in you wallet and spin around 5 times--guaranteed to be more fun and at least you won't have to fork over your hard earned cash to a grumpy twenty-something with 6 piercings and a bad attitude.
  • Waste of money. How can I get those two minutes of my life back?
  • First of all, I almost always rate things at 4 or 5 so I am not hard to please. HOWEVER, this was the biggest waste of money I've ever experienced in my life. There was nothing exciting about...not even close. You could get the same effect by sitting in a box and letting someone shake the sides. Seriously....it's BAD.

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As gateway to one of the country's major national parks, Gatlinburg offers plenty of economical rooms to satisfy the needs and budgets of most travelers. Good-value motels remain the best option for those looking for adventure in the great outdoors. If you need more than just a decent bed, consider the area's cabin rentals, which provide loads of space and unparalleled privacy. Alternatively, reserve a site at one of many local campgrounds to experience the Great Smoky Mountains at night.
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