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Activate Games: A New Attraction in Gatlinburg

If you enjoy playing games, then you can’t miss the new attraction in Gatlinburg called Activate Games. This attraction features high-tech games you can experience as a team, each one lasting one to three minutes each. Keep reading to learn more about this new attraction in Gatlinburg:

Activate Games

Activate Games is a gaming experience you’ve never had before. The experience lasts 45 minutes, and it is made up of different games and levels. There are 10 micro arenas, and each one holds something unique. These games will test physical and mental strength and ability.

Games are played in groups of 2 to 5 players. Your team gets to decide which games to play, and each game lasts about 1 to 3 minutes. Everyone will be wearing an electronic wristband that keeps up with how well you are doing. It tracks your score throughout the games.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also reserve spots if you have a large group. Activate Games is recommended for ages 10 and up, but this rule does not apply for school groups. They recommend wearing flat, dry shoes, such as sneakers.

Games at Activate

You may be wondering what kind of games you can play at this new attraction in Gatlinburg. Keep reading to find out more about these fun activities:


laser mazeIn Laser, you must move back and forth across the room through a changing sequence of lasers. There are different stages of the game, and each stage has a time limit for being able to cross into the safe zone. The goal is to move from each side of the room without tripping a laser.


Push is a game that involves strategy, communication, and memorization. You are in a room with walls covered in lit buttons that change colors. In order to pass the level, you must hit these buttons to complete patterns.


The Grid is made up of over 250 pressure sensitive tiles that light up in a variety of colors. To complete the level, you must step on or avoid certain tiles.


To play Climb, players must make their way across a room that is covered in handholds that are touch sensitive. These handholds change colors during the game. The goal is to only hold onto green holds, activate the blue holds, and avoid the red holds. You must cross the room without falling to complete the level.


Arena is a game where you are in a room with hexagon targets on the walls. You must hit the hexagons in the correct order with dodgeballs to win the game. This game involves memorization, speed, and accuracy.

These are just some of the exciting games you can play at this new attraction in Gatlinburg. We know you can’t wait for it to open so you and your family can have a blast playing together. Until Activate Games is open, check out these other fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains!