It’s Spring Break. So, unless you’re on vacation for the week, you’re juggling work, life, kids and bizarre schedules where you hope your kids sleep in but they never do the same way they will on Tuesday, once school resumes.
Here, we were able to take a couple of days and head to Tennessee, where my husband’s parents live. Pigeon Forge is about two hours south of them. We’ve gone to Dollywood a few times and loved it, but on this trip, we decided to check out a few of Pigeon Forge’s other activities.
Specifically, Zorbing, as my son had seen a video of people doing it on YouTube and has been talking about going for more than a year.
What is Zorbing? I’d never heard of it before, either.
Up to three people get into a gigantic plastic blow-up ball, they put a little bit of water in the bottom of it, and push the ball – with you inside of it – down a hill.
There are different courses. For our first, we decided on the zig-zag slope.
It was bouncy and claustrophobic and really fast. My suit hiked up and my husband’s suit hiked down. I decided to sit the next round out. It looked a bit like this:
They both loved the straight course and so for our third run, I agreed to go again and OMG it was awesome.
Watching the balls roll down the hill doesn’t prepare you for how fast you actually go.
We’ll definitely go zorbing again — it was a blast.
The best deal is to purchase tickets to all of the events there which include the wax museum, a trip up to see King Kong on the third floor outside, a mirror maze, and the awesomely frightening Zombie Outbreak.
Here we are, getting completely turned around in the mirror maze:
Asking whether we’d ever get out and reminding Tucker to “get back here,” and to “stay with us.”
“What if we never get out?” It felt like we may not.
We made it out, eventually.
And then there was the zombie outbreak (Dread of the Undead), that we all decided was our favorite attraction. Picture a maze-type haunted house where zombies are trying to grab you. They’re behind windows in some areas, and when they break the windows, a cold blast of air hits you.
It was full of jump-scares and creepiness. We’re still talking about it. Unfortunately, there are no videos or photos allowed inside, but here’s a taste:
Men In Black, Anyone?
There was a lot more to do in Pigeon Forge, including swimming in the heated, 24-hour pool
Although we aren’t in the Bahamas at Atlantis (our neighbors are), overall, we really enjoyed Pigeon Forge and will definitely go again.
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday Post. This week’s sentence is “When it comes to Spring Break…”