When we traveled to New Zealand, we had the opportunity to go Zorbing while in Rotorua, the “birthplace” of zorbing. My rule typically when traveling is to try to do things you can only do in that place and as I knew Zorbing was available stateside, I passed. I didn’t think it would take me 3 years to get around to it but finally on our way to Bonnaroo, we stopped over in Pigeon Forge for the express purpose of going Zorbing!
I did the Zydro experience, which is when they put you in with water. It allows the ball to roll down the hill around you so that you stay upright (mostly). I’ll let the video below show you my experience but I do have to say I loved it! You can’t hear it in the video, of course, but I laughed the whole way down. I didn’t get naseous or anything, which I was worried about, and could have immediately done it again. It’s a tad expensive at $30, considering it only lasts a whole minute, but, for the experience, totally worth it. Getting in and out of the ball is not the most graceful thing you’ll ever do; getting out of the ball felt like being birthed!
There are lots of copy cat Zorbing places around the world, although Zorb loves to say that they are inferior experiences. I can’t speak to that but if you get a chance to do it, “official” or not, I’d highly recommend checking this item off of your things to do before you die list!