Another fun thing I've done recently is ZORBing. We went on a work trip to Knoxville, TN and rented a cabin the weekend before with coworkers. We stayed in Pigeon Forge, which is close to Gatlinburg, TN. This place is insane! It's like a state fair on crack. There is a ton of fun stuff to do: go-karts, mini-golf, shopping, amusement rides, etc.
So we did some research beforehand and KNEW we had to do this activity: ZORB. It's called "globe-riding" and basically you are in a big squishy plastic ball and you get pushed down a hill. It was SOOO much fun! The location in the Smokey Mountains is the only location in the US (It was started in New Zealand)! (Although apparently there are other companies that do the same thing). So you ride up the hill, they fill the ball up with hot water so it feels like a hot tub and send you down the hill. Then when you are getting out, you slip out the hole and it looks like you are being born. It was pretty hilarious!
Here is a video of our ride down:
So I figured I'd answer a few of the questions that I've gotten most about the experience:
- Did you puke? haha no! We did the option where you can have up to 3 people in one ball (if you are under the weight restriction). So we had 3 girls in 1 ball. There is water inside so you slip around on the bottom instead of flipping head over heels. There is also an option that you can only do by yourself and you are strapped into the ball. I think people might puke with this option because then you are flipping over the whole way down.
- Did you get kneed in the face? No! This was my biggest fear going into it. But since there is water inside, you all kind of move the same way. We were just sliding around on our backs.
- What did it feel like? Like we were sliding down a waterfall! It felt SO steep. But we were cracking up the ENTIRE time. It was SO MUCH FUN!
- Were you claustrophobic? Surprisingly, no! The ball is huge inside. Even with 3 girls, there was more than enough room. And they get you in and out pretty fast.I would HIGHLY recommend doing this if you are in the Knoxville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg TN area!