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Outdoor Gravity Park Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 2016) — Outdoor Gravity Park received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”B13-Zorb-Smoky-Mountains

Recently the Outdoor Gravity Park opened a fourth track dubbed The FUNnel which allows two to three riders to splash and zig-zag down a 1,000-foot hill. It is the only park in the world that can boast of such a unique attraction, allowing Outdoor Gravity Park to cater to an even larger audience than before, and promises to be a summer hit. With the new TripAdvisor certificate of excellence in hand, the attraction is sure to be a staple in Pigeon Forge for years to come.

Contact:  Amanda Breeden, Amanda@OutdoorGravityPark.com

About Outdoor Gravity Park

The Outdoor Gravity Park is home to the iconic New Zealand adventures, OGO.  The OGO is straight from New Zealand, this facility’s most famous attraction is zorbing. The ball is 11 feet high, 11 feet fat, and bouncy and sits perched at the top of a 1,000-foot hill. In a moment, you will go rolling towards the bottom, slip and sliding, no tumbling—but only after a couple of things happen. First, one to three people dive into the sphere’s belly. Then, some of the park’s attendants toss ten gallons of water into this signature attraction, and finally close the door. The water makes for a slippery ride, though one without tumbling–your fast and adrenaline-packed descent down our 1000-foot hill is more akin to a bouncy water slide or a rolling Jacuzzi.  Bring your swimsuit and towel and come join us as we are open rain or shine.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

 

 

Pigeon Forge Ranks #4 on TripAdvisor List

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – TripAdvisor named Pigeon Forge, Tenn., No. 4 on its list of the top 15 U.S. destinations “on the rise for 2012.”

Pigeon Forge is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and host to more than 10 million visitors every year.

Tennessee music mecca, Nashville, topped the TripAdvisor list, followed by Austin, Texas, and Fort Myers, Fla. Pensacola, Fla., was in the fifth spot behind Pigeon Forge.

“These U.S. destinations have really piqued TripAdvisor travelers’ interest over the last year, making them great options to consider as thoughts turn to vacation planning for 2012,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.

In slots six through 10 were Louisville, Ky., Branson, Mo., Scottsdale, Ariz., Saint Augustine, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.

In slots 11 through 15 were Albuquerque, N.M., Wildwood, N.J., Asheville, N.C., Park City, Utah, and Santa Cruz, Calif.

Among Pigeon Forge’s attractions are Dollywood, a dozen theaters, outlet and specialty shopping, diverse restaurants and family activities such as miniature golf and go-cart tracks.

Other recent praise for Pigeon Forge:
• A TIME.com feature cited Pigeon Forge as one of its “9 Most Christmassy Towns in America.”
• Positive consumer reviews in 2011 led to a Travelers’ Choice Award for the Inn at Christmas Place from TripAdvisor when the hotel was named one of the Top 25 Hotels in the U.S. It polled sixth on that list.
• Pigeon Forge itself was named to the TripAdvisor list of the Top 10 Best Family Destinations, and the Inn at Christmas Place was named the top-reviewed family-friendly hotel in the city.

Information about all aspects of visiting Pigeon Forge is available online at MyPigeonForge.com or by calling toll-free to 1-800-251-9100.