WonderWorks opens astronaut challenge


Astronaut Training Challenge Now Open at WonderWorks. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- There's an all new way to find out what it's like to float around in space in Sevier County.

The Astronaut Training Challenge is now open in Pigeon Forge at WonderWorks. As many as four guests can be seated in this ride at a time. After being secured, the gyroscope will rotate and spin in various directions, enabling the riders to experience a feeling of weightlessness and the roll and tumble associated with outer space.

"You're rotating, you're strapped in really well to the seat and you feel grounded, but you actually feel like you're floating," said Kerensa Archer, Wonderworks.

“We are excited to have the four-person gyroscope in Pigeon Forge. It is an exhilarating experience to feel what astronauts may feel while navigating and venturing through space,” said Ed Shaffer, General Manager of WonderWorks. “It is a great addition to our exhibits, especially in the way that it provides both excitement and an opportunity to learn something new.”

The new exhibit is a part of the general admission to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.

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