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ZORB SMOKY MOUNTAINS PIGEON FORGE TN

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Directions TO ZORB AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!

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  Group 1
Per Person
Group 2
Per Person
Group 3
Per Person
Group 4
Per Person
Zydro: Just add yourself with up to 2 friends some water and prepare for a vigorous wash $37.00 **$61.00 $35.00 **$57.00 $34.00 **$56.00 $33.00 **$54.00
Zorbit: Strap yourself in roll head over heals downhill and feel the Q-force $44.00 **68.00 $41.00 **64.00 $40.00 **$62.00 $39.00 **61.00
Zorb-tri-riffic: Select any 3 Zorb rides $81.00 **105.00 $76.00 **$99.00 $74.00 **$97.00 $72.00 **$94.00
Why Zorb?
Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis wanted to walk on water. Years earlier there had been an advertisement on TV with a few people inside a large clear ball floating on water. It looked like lots of fun BUT ... a single skin ball had problems in that every time you entered or exited the ball it would deflate and need to be reinflated and sealed. The idea for a double skin ball was born. A prototype was built in the garage of Andrew's house and lo and behold - IT WORKED! ASTONISHING! So down to the water to test it. It was kind of fun on water, but exhausting and after being blown out to sea a few times they realised it was more work than it was worth. BUT ... the same device could be used to roll down hills. This was fantastic fun, extremely bizarre, and bizarrely extreme. Some seed capital, patents, trademarks and a business plan equaled the latest adventure sport from New Zealand: Zorbing. 

New Zealand is the nation that developed bungy jumping and fly-by-wire and invented the jet-boat and conquered Mount Everest. Akers explains that the New Zealand appetite to continue to conjure up new adventure ideas is fueled by two factors 

1) New Zealandıs remote location ... "We're a long way from anywhere and there's a tradition in New Zealand that you roll up your sleeves and fix things yourself and you make your own fun!"
2) New Zealand's Medical Care and resultant non-litigious mind-set. "We have a really nice attitude of non-blame in New Zealand. You're expected to look after yourself sensibly rather than sue somebody for making the coffee too hot. If you do get injured at work OR at play, the government pays for your hospital bills AND for your rehabilitation. So there's an attitude that you can get out there and have fun without forever being petrified of outrageous hospital bills if you happen to break a leg. All this leads to a country where there a huge amount of outdoor activities available to people. This is not to say that New Zealander's don't care if you get injured. Operators can be prosecuted by the Government if they operate unsafely, and there have been cases of the owners of businesses being sent to prison for not taking proper precautions to ensure the safety of their staff or customers."

Zorbing is not the most extreme adventure sport out there by any measure - but we're very serious about the safety standards on our sites. We have an extensive training program for all staff and strict safety procedures that we follow. And before you ask ... No - no-one has been sick inside the Zorb! Just as well - it would be hideous to clean up!

"Zorbing is not that serious ... " says Akers, "The experience is bizarre, funny and exhilarating. The most common reaction inside the Zorb is to be screaming with laughter - people exit from the Zorb with a massive smile on their faces and tears of laughter in their eyes."

Zorbing is available in about 10 locations worldwide. There are permanent Zorb sites in Europe, Asia, Australia and of course New Zealand. The first site was set up in Rotorua in the middle of New Zealand's North Island, which has a downhill course of about 150m (490 feet) you can reach speeds of up to 30km/hr (20 mph) depending on conditions. Customers can enjoy Harness or Hydro Zorb rides.

In the dry harness Zorb you are safely harnessed inside the Zorb before being sent head over heels downhill. Watch the world spin past the windows.

In the Hydro (wet) Zorb, there is water inside so you can run, tumble, flip or slide inside as the Zorb hurtles downhill. This is great on your own (where you can attempt to stay on your feet for a free T shirt!), or with two or three people inside. Bring a change of clothes (or hire clothes at the reception) a camera and a sense of humor. The site will provide towels plus warm or cool water as appropriate and a fun day for all.

ZORB DIRECTIONS

     Turn EAST at Pigeon Forge Parkway Light #1 (on Sugar Hollow Road between Great American Buffet & Crackerbarrel) and proceed approx 2,500 feet and you will see the entrance for our friends at ZORB on your LEFT hand side. The physical address is 203 Sugar Hollow Road.  NOTE: EXACT GPS Readings online next couple days<SMILE>


After turning onto Sugar Hollow Road at approx
1/2 Mile you will see THIS DRIVEWAY<SMILE>

 
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Zorb Smoky Mountains
203 Sugar Hollow Road - Pigeon Forge, TN  37863-3272 (865) 428-2422
Latitude: N35° 49.0437' ~ Longitude: W83° 34.3055'

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