Gatlinburg

Anakeesta

Outdoor Activities

Explore a treehouse village, race on a zipline, ride downhill on a single-rail mountain coaster and more at this Smoky Mountain theme park.

Anakeesta

We created a smart wearable to track kid’s

LAUGHTER + EXCITEMENT

SELECT AN AGE RANGE to explore the laugh tracker results:

All Kids
at Anakeesta experienced:
Laughter 2 - Excitement 4

a little
laughter

tons of
excitement

36
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
143.2
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 2-4:
at Anakeesta experienced:
Laughter 3 - Excitement 4

lots of
laughter

tons of
excitement

47
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
178
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 5-7:
at Anakeesta experienced:
Laughter 3 - Excitement 4

lots of
laughter

tons of
excitement

37
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
96
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 8-10:
at Anakeesta experienced:
Laughter 2 - Excitement 4

a little
laughter

tons of
excitement

24
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
160
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
What the kids are saying:

MY FAVORITE PART WAS PLAYING IN THE TREEHOUSE!

Lecy
age 5

YOU HAVE TO BE 70 POUNDS TO RIDE THE ZIPLINE, SO I ATE A SUNDAE.

Hector
age 6

THE RAIL RUNNER WENT REALLY FAST AND I DIDN'T EVEN USE THE BRAKES.

Joshua
age 5

WE WERE AT THE TOP OF THE TREES.

Drannan
age 8

THE MUSIC WAS GOOD. I PLAYED THE SPOONS FOR HOURS.

Jill
age 7

IT LOOKS LIKE A BIG CITY UP HERE!

Rachel
age 9

THEY HAD BEARS EVERYWHERE, BUT MOSTLY IN THE GIFT STORE.

Helado
age 5
Soundtrack of laughter
Because laughter is music to a parent's ears.
soundtrack-of-laughter
Kid Wisdom

We learned a ton from the data we collected.
Here are some nuggets you don't want to miss.

Playing the spoons is more fun than eating with spoons.
Shaking the tree bridge does not induce parental laughter.
Quite the opposite.
Ice cream is consumed faster at the top of a mountain.
Ice cream is consumed faster at the top of a mountain.
Smoky Mountains are not made with smoke machines.
But you'd think they were.
Buy as much as you want. They'll take it down for you.
Anakeesta

Photographic proof of fun