Cross Zorbing Off Your Bucket List This Summer


Summer is in full force, which means that people across Tennessee are taking advantage of warm days of sunshine and outdoor fun! Summer is the perfect time of year to take advantage of the great outdoors, enjoy the fresh air, and reconnect with your inner child. Some people may be taking summer trips to the beach with their families. Others might go camping in the Smoky Mountains or plan a short trip abroad. Still others prefer to relax at home, enjoying their lazy summer days with Netflix and ice cream.

No matter what you intend to do with your summer, if your plans take you near Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, then Outdoor Gravity Park has the ultimate experience for you to cross off your bucket list: take a ride in a human hamster ball.

What Is Zorbing?

Zorbing is an extreme sport that came out of New Zealand in the 1990s, when two brothers tried to devise a creative way to “walk” on water, and their solution was to build a giant inflatable ball large enough to accommodate a human adult. While the Kiwis have blessed the world with many wonderful inventions, zorbing is our personal favorite.

Zorbing is pretty simple to do — you don’t need any special knowledge or skills to try it. Just bring yourself (and maybe your swimsuit) and be ready to laugh! Zorb balls have been used to float lazily on the water or play modified versions of group sports like soccer, but the most popular way to zorb is to roll down a hill.

Downhill Zorbing Is a Must-Try Experience

Think about your lifetime bucket list. Is climbing into a giant inflatable human hamster ball and getting pushed down a hill on that list? If it isn’t, why not?!

It may sound ridiculous and maybe a little dangerous, but downhill zorbing is actually quite safe and tons of fun! You’ll be cushioned from bumps by the inflatable ball, and you won’t tumble around inside it since the inside surface is extremely slippery when wet. As the ball rolls, bumps, and ricochets down the hill, you’ll be comfortably gliding on a thin layer of water inside. Since zorbing is an outdoor activity, we heat the water when temperatures get too chilly, so you can be comfortable no matter what the weather outside is like!

Wet zorbing is available all year long, but at Outdoor Gravity Park, we also offer dry zorbing when temperatures drop in fall, winter, and early spring, so if you’d prefer to stay dry, feel free to contact us to see whether dry zorbing is currently available.

Visit Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge to Try Zorbing Today!

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge this summer, then look no further than Outdoor Gravity Park! We offer extreme downhill zig-zag zorbing, zorb track racing, and a giant zorb funnel! Bring your friends or your family and laugh uncontrollably together as you tumble down our 1,000-foot hill at up to 30 miles an hour.

If you miss us during summertime, you can come back any time of the year. We’re open rain or shine, 364 days a year, only closing for Christmas, impassable roadways, or lightning within 10 miles of the park. Come and visit us today in Pigeon Forge and cross zorbing off your bucket list!