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Gatlinburg's Active Gaming Experience

New to Gatlinburg

What is Activate?

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Activate offers high-tech games that test your team’s physical and mental agility across a wide variety of real-life challenges. Once inside, you and your team choose from hundreds of combinations of games and difficulty levels, each lasting one to three minutes. Your electronic wristband tracks your score and progress throughout your experience making Activate perfect for a casual night out or intense competition.

To apply to work at Activate, email info@activate.games.

Walk-ins are welcome upon availability. Book online to reserve your spot.

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How to Prepare

Length:
60 minutes
Booking:
$19.99/person. Walk-ins are welcome upon availability, book online to reserve spot
Age:
Recommended for ages 10+
Shoes:
Clean, dry, flat-footed shoes
(running shoes recommended)
Group:
2-5 players: play as many 1-3 minute private games as you can in the 60 minutes.
6 or more players: create multiple teams and switch up as often as you like.

Games at Activate

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Play these 1-3 minute private games with your team of 2-5 players.

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Control
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Hoops
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Grid
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Arena
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Climb
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Laser
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Push
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Trench
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Got a question?

Frequently Asked

What is the cost?

$19.99/person. Walk-ins are welcome upon availability, book online to reserve your spot.

Payment is made on location when you arrive: MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit or American Express are accepted.

How many players can I bring?

A minimum group of 2 people is needed to play. Games are played in groups of 2-5, but if you have 6 or more people, no problem! You can split into smaller groups and switch players at any time once in the gaming area.

At this time, we do not offer a program that would match groups of less than 2 with other players.

Do I have to book in advance?

Walk-ins are welcome upon availability; however, it is strongly recommended that you book an appointment ahead of time as we cannot guarantee we will have an opening available if you just drop in.

What is the age requirement to play?

The games have been designed for adults, and therefore will be physically and mentally challenging for anybody under the age of 10. Activate requires a paid adult to be in the games at all times with children 10 years old and younger (this rule does not apply to school groups). For children between the ages of 11-13, an adult must be present at the facility throughout the entire gaming experience.

Please note, the paid adult counts towards your team of 2-5. If your group exceeds the size limit, you will be asked to split into smaller groups and an additional adult will be required in each grouping.

How do I book?

Booking is available both online and over the phone. Payment is made on location when you arrive. Walk-ins are welcome upon availability; however, it is strongly recommended that you book an appointment ahead of time as we cannot guarantee we will have an opening available if you just drop in.

What Everyone's Saying

Reviews from our Customers

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Sarah Kirtland

Wow! My group had so much fun here. The variety of games and different difficulty settings made the experience very personal and adaptable. We especially enjoyed Trench and Lasers. The staff was super friendly and helpful in explaining how the games worked. The lockers made it very easy to store any belongings. Another cool aspect is the wristbands, which allow players to track their points during the games. I was impressed by how easy it was to move room to room. We will definitely be returning in the future!

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Zac Brown

This place is incredible! We went with a group of friends for my wife’s birthday and we all had a blast! All the games are unique and interactive! Make sure you wear clothes that you can be active in because you'll definitely work up a sweat!

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Shawn Wilkie

We took a large group (17 people) here for New Year's, ranging in age from 12-50. Everyone had a great time...the games were physically challenging but accessible, and each group/team found their favorites that they wanted to Level Up in. Be prepared to sweat and have a fun time together. Highly recommend, and look forward to returning for another go sometime soon.

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Audrey McGraw

This. Place. Is. Freaking. Awesome. I had so much fun. [...] The Trench room was my favorite, having to shoot targets and dip duck dive and dodge to get to the other side of the trench. I want to do this every weekend!!

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