We get asked a lot about zorbing and is rolling in the OGO the same thing. Basically the answer is “yes” but we like to think we are MORE FUN!!! We listed how zorbing is defined on some other websites.
Zorbing – A sport in which a participant is secured inside an inner capsule in a large, transparent ball that is then rolled along the ground or down hills. Example Sentence: It is also deemed the adventure capital of the world with its bungee jumping, white-water rafting, jet-boating, zorbing (rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball), skydiving, abseiling and hang-gliding.
Zorbing (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface in pubs and clubs around the UK, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some operators have constructed inflatable, wooden or metal ramps. There are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs are constructed for one to two riders. Double-harness spheres have different slope requirements, and must only be operated in specific locations. The longer runs are approximately half a mile. The first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand. Zorbing entered the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in 2001 where it was defined as: "a sport in which a participant is secured inside an inner capsule in a large, transparent ball which is then rolled along the ground or down hills".
Dictionary.com (Collins English Dictionary) http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zorbing
Zorbing – the activity of travelling downhill inside a large air-cushioned hollow ball.
The only place to go zorbing in the USA is at the Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Pigeon Forge is the ideal vacation destination located in the picturesque Smoky Mountains. Hope to see you zorbing soon at the Outdoor Gravity Park.
No, you slip and slide along the bottom of the OGO.
Up to 3 people can go zorbing in the OGO.
There no height restriction but a 260 lb weight limit.
Our age restriction is 5 years old with an adult and 6 years old to go by yourself for the OGO.
We have dry and wet ride options. If you're prepared to get wet, then bring your stuff. We have changing rooms on site. Or if you'd rather drip-dry, we're cool with that too!
On busy days there could be a short wait but we have added another track so our capacity has increased. Over the summer if you want to avoid the wait we recommend you come before 11 AM or after 4 PM. You can call ahead to check the wait time at 865.366.2687. You can also book online and select a day and time to arrive.
We have no affiliation with Zorb Smoky Mountains or Zorb. The Outdoor Gravity Park is located on the old Zorb Smoky Mountain site and we do offer zorbing. The Outdoor Gravity Park has added tracks, made the rolls longer, and the experience is superb. We feel we have dramatically improved the experience from when it was Zorb Smoky Mountains be sure to give us a try. Our partner OGO site in New Zealand is run by the founder of Zorb.
The Outdoor Gravity Park is located in the foothills of the picturesque Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Outdoor Gravity Park is 5 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States and most visited national park in the US.
In 1994, Dwane van der Sluis and Andrew Akers conceived the idea for a type of sphere in Auckland, New Zealand, calling their invention the "Zorb". Source: Zorbing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorbing