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Gravity Park holding Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on May 13

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Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge is having its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on May 13th. Image courtesy of Gravity Park.

PIGEON FORGE, TN — Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction, Gravity Park, is holding its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, May 13, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Pigeon Forge Mayor, David Wear, and Leon Downey, Director Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, will be in attendance.

Owners Allen Skinn and Chris Roberts are opening the park at the former Zorb site just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge at Traffic Light #1 but is not affiliated with Zorb. “Our site is 17 acres, and we have plenty of room to grow. We plan to add two more attractions this summer. Rest assured that both will feature gravity and fun,” says Roberts. Both owners are engineers (safety is job #1) and Skinn has an MBA from Emory University.

Free OGO Rolls will be offered from 11 AM to 1 PM. In recognition of Outdoor Gravity Park’s Grand Opening we are donating $5 from each OGO package purchased on May 13 and May 14 to the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP). The Christian Appalachian Project is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia. Christian Appalachian Project has been committed to improving the lives of Appalachian residents since 1964.

Leon Downey, Director of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, will be bringing his swimsuit and after the Ribbon Cutting he will be taking a roll down the hill in the OGO.

The park offers two wet and slippery attractions and one dry activity, and it plans to add two more adventures this summer.

Outdoor Gravity Park features the New Zealand iconic OGO adventure and the spinning-in-place Fishpipe.

The OGO is a plastic sphere 11 feet in diameter, with a smaller sphere inside. One, two or three passengers make a Superman-like dive into the inner sphere, get doused with water (that’s the slippery part) and then roll down a steep 1,000-foot-long hill. Slip! Slide! Get Wet! No tumbling!

The Park has carved five OGO routes down the hill. Two of the routes are straightaways, and three are zigzag routes.

Riders wanting a completely different experience enter a special OGO with harness seating and take a revolving roll down the hill.

The Fishpipe is a totally new attraction – a rotating barrel water slide. The barrel is made of plastic and is suspended in a steel frame.

Passengers can go solo, duo or trio and Slip! Slide! Get Wet! You will cover more distance than any lateral water slide.

An electric motor spins the barrel at up to 45 revolutions per minute. At a moderate speed, riders slide for three-fourths of a mile. At full speed, the ride is equivalent to a mile-long water slide. Slip! Slide! Get Wet! No tumbling!

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Published May 13, 2015

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