A Boat Trip into the Pre-Historic Past
The Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride is a multi-million dollar attraction in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Looking for something different and exciting to fill part of your afternoon? The Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride is going to be right up your alley. The boat ride takes you back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs on every side as you take your boat ride through the past.
Located right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, you are going to see the Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride from your car as you head to or from Gatlinburg. If you are headed from traffic light ‘0’ (the beginning of Pigeon Forge) toward Gatlinburg, start counting. When you get to traffic light ‘3,’ start watching on your right for the huge building that houses the Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride. It is going to be on your right and it is very hard to miss. Trust me, your kids will see it and let you know that you have arrived.
Imagine a ride through Jurassic Park, but on a boat instead of in a jeep. After you have purchase your ticket to adventure for your whole family, the attendant will help you climb into the boat. Even from the outside of the attraction you will realize what is going on. The t-rex and the velociraptor fighting above the pathway of the boat are a dead giveaway. Once you are in the boat your adventure begins and you journey into the cave and back in time.
Inside the attraction you are surrounded by animatronic dinosaurs. You start in a very peaceful side of the Jurassic period. Herbivores tower over the boat you are in. As you progress the ride takes on a darker side as the carnivores come out to play. Along with world-class animatronices, the sound design in the ride is perfect. From the sound of insects buzzing around to the actual vocalizations of the dinosaurs, the ride becomes immersive and a little bit intense. By the end you will be trying to climb out of the boat to get away from the monsters. This ride will get your heart pounding and bring your family closer together as you huddle for ‘protection.’
Take the family on the Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride. Remind the kids that it is just a ride and that they are perfectly safe. Then have your spouse remind you that you are safe and that it is just a ride.