#52 of 57 Pigeon Forge Things To Do

Rockin’ Raceway

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Rockin’ Raceway — Your Top Spot for Go-Karts, Arcade Games, and Fun Galore
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Rockin’ Raceway, you can treat yourself to over 150 fun games or just spend your time racing around the go-kart track. As you play the modern arcade games, the machines spit out tickets for a job well done, which you can use to bring home big prizes.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Rockin’ Raceway pairs a retro atmosphere with modern games to create a winning arcade. Located along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, this venue is a great place to stop in for some fun after visiting the nearby restaurants and shopping centers. They have over 150 modern arcade games modeled after old-time classics, such as skeeball, and everyone’s favorite characters. Their go-kart track tends to get the most attention, however, as it is perfect for exciting head to head competitions.

All ages are encouraged to pick up a rechargeable game card for themselves or their group. The card not only holds all the tokens used for each play but also collects all the tickets won. Keep the card and recharge it at each visit, so you can allow your tickets to accumulate and take home the biggest prizes. Remember to check out the ticket redemption counter on the way out to see what prizes they are offering.

Their main attractions:

Go-Karts
The most popular attraction is the go-kart track that takes up the majority of the property. With its hairpin turns and fast straightaways, this track provides a technical challenge and a whole lot of fun. They have both solo and tandem go-karts available, so parents and kids can team up against the competition. The track is always well-maintained and staff helps everyone get safely buckled in before starting the race.

Power-Up VR Arena
In the Power-UP VR Arena, you can go head to head with up to three other players or join co-op games to experience the beauty of teamwork. Within the virtual reality environment, you can run at full speed to quickly move down the playing field and get in position to secure the win. The arena offers four distinct games for everyone to play together — and record for sharing across all your favorite social media platforms.

Dark Escape 4D
Dark Escape 4D turns up the horror by tasking you with an escape from a madman. To play this game, you will need to enter the theater cabinet alone or with one other person. The game continually measures heartrate to know when you are scared, so it can throw even more horrors your way. While in the hot seat, you can really feel the terror as monsters get so close you can actually feel their breath.

DanceDanceRevolution SuperNova
With over 300 songs, the DanceDanceRevolution SuperNova machine never gets old for those who love to boogie. The quick 60 frame per second refresh speed provides smooth graphics while keeping everyone on their toes. The system scores each player’s fancy footwork to find the winner and see if they qualify for the extra stage. If you can score an AA grade on Challenge or Expert difficulty, you can go on to this hidden stage and win even more tickets.

Losing track of time is easy in such a well-equipped arcade, but thankfully, they are open late into the night. So, day or night, take your group over to this venue whenever you want to try your luck at winning tickets and your prize of choice. Even if you do not take home your prize at that time, you can always come back for another round of games and see if you make it to your goal.

Insider Tips: 
– Game cards purchased through third-party sellers do not qualify for ticket collection and redemption. So, in order to win tickets and prizes, go for the venue’s specials rather than the group deals.
– Ask about their regular specials, such as ½ Off Tuesdays where games are half the price and ticket winnings are tripled, to find the best days to go.