7D Dark Ride Adventure

7D Dark Ride Adventure — A Fully-Immersive Gaming Experience Unlike Any Other
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The 7D Dark Ride Adventure is the most immersive gaming experience available today. Across their three exciting themes, your group can battle zombies, werewolves, and killer robots while the ride elevates the experience in nearly every way.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Amazing attention to detail was put into creating the 7D Dark Ride Adventure, located in the heart of The Island in Pigeon Forge. Upon entering the ride, you are placed in the center of a breathtaking battle between your group and robots, zombies, or werewolves. You will be tasked with defeating your selected foes using the weaponry provided in the game theater.

The game theater moves with the action on the screen, which you view through special glasses. The special effects beautifully bring the terrifying scene to life whether it is the zombie invasion or robot attack. The comfy and supportive seats move, rumble, and shake. Sound whirls all around the gaming theater, keeping everyone alert and on their toes. You can even feel the wind whip through your hair as the theater moves you through the battleground.

The beautiful graphics onscreen never fail to impress as you shoot at the screen to vanquish your foes. Avoid the civilians, however, or you could lose points and your shot at being a hero. At the end of the game, the screen will display pictures of the top five players with the winner highlighted at the top. Your group members can compare high scores and vow to beat your personal records in the next round.

You can elect to just go on one ride with your theme of choice — or take the round trip with one ticket for all three. On busy days, the lines can take about 45 minutes to get through, though the wait is usually much shorter. This ride is well worth the wait, however long, as it is the only place to get such an immersive gaming experience.

While you wait, the staff will undoubtedly go above and beyond in explaining how the ride works and what to expect. They are also there to help everyone make the most of their experience. You can ask the staff questions about the ride or share your concerns to receive their help optimizing your experience.

The ride runs for about five minutes, but it feels like a lot longer. You can repeat the experience as many times as you like. But, if you did not buy all your tickets upfront, you will have to go back through the line once again before resuming the fun.

Insider Tips:
– The realistic zombie and werewolf experiences can feel too intense for little ones, so consider choosing robots when it is time for family fun. If your little ones are too shaken up by all the movement, ask the staff to lock the seat to make it more fun for them.
– If you buy your tickets online, you can skip the line and get in much faster. Decide if you will want to experience the ride once, twice, or three times before buying your tickets to earn the discount on purchasing multiple rides at once.