Wet Zorbing vs Dry Zorbing – How Does It Work?


Zorbing is one of the most fun and family-friendly extreme sports around, and unlike a lot of popular outdoor activities, it doesn’t require any special equipment or knowledge to try! All you need to know how to do is laugh. Outdoor Gravity Park in Tennessee can take care of the rest!

At our popular Pigeon Forge attraction, we are often asked about how downhill zorbing works. Understandably, many people are skeptical of climbing inside a giant human hamster ball and rolling down a 1,000-foot hill. We’re here to answer all your questions so that you can zorb with confidence and focus on having a blast!

In today’s blog post, we’ll explain what it feels like to be in a giant inflatable ball as you tumble downhill, as well as address the differences between wet zorbing and dry zorbing. Read on to learn more, and when you’re ready to try it yourself, feel free to contact us!

Anatomy of a Zorb Ball

First of all, what is a zorb ball? At Outdoor Gravity Park, we use OGO zorb balls: 11-foot wide, hollow inflatable spheres crafted from more than 300 square feet of plastic. The outer surface of an OGO is very sturdy and is designed to bump, bounce, and ricochet down hills at 30 miles an hour without puncturing!

Inside the outer layer of plastic is several feet of air cushioning the smaller, inner sphere inside. The inner sphere is where you’ll ride as the zorb ball tumbles down the hill! You enter by squeezing through a narrow tunnel connecting the outer and inner spheres — we’ll close the entrance hole behind you so you can’t slip out once you’re inside.

But if the ball is tumbling down the hill, what’s to stop you from tumbling around inside it? The short answer: water.

Wet Zorbing — H20GO

The inside surface of the OGO’s inner sphere is designed to be smooth and very slippery when wet, so that while it rolls, you glide over the surface on a thin layer of water instead of ricocheting around inside.

Wet zorbing is available year-round at Outdoor Gravity Park, and we heat the water when temperatures get chilly so that you stay comfortable no matter what! Swimsuits are recommended, but not required.

Dry Zorbing — DRYGO

If you’d rather stay dry, we have an option for you! We’re proud to have been the first to introduce dry zorbing to the United States. It works by adding one more, smaller plastic ball inside the inner sphere of the OGO. We call it the DryGO! The DryGO rides the water in the OGO, acting as a gyroscope while keeping you safe and dry inside.

Dry zorbing is only available during fall, winter, and early spring. If you want to know whether dry zorbing is currently available, please contact us!

Enjoy Zorbing All Year Long at Outdoor Gravity Park!

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge, then drop by Outdoor Gravity Park! We are open 364 days a year, only closing for Christmas, lightning within 10 miles of the park, and impassable roads.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline fix, a great team-building activity, or just a day of family fun, then order your tickets online now and take advantage of our online discount. We look forward to seeing you at Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge soon!