Experience Techno-Tainment™ at Beyond the Lens
By Arielle Patterson
A trip to the Smoky Mountains is sure to be filled with one-of-a-kind experiences, and there’s no better place than Beyond The Lens!. Technology and Entertainment collide resulting in innovative, “Techno-Tainment” TM, With over 3 billion smartphone users in the world, and you are probably one of them. Smartphones have taken over so many aspects of our lives, from calling friends to banking, from time management to entertainment. At Beyond The Lens! in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, technology, and entertainment combine to bring you exciting adventures on a grander scale.
Boasting over 150 interactive exhibits, Beyond The Lens! is perfect for all ages. At Beyond The Lens! you literally enter the building by stepping through the lens of a camera, thereby stepping into a world with new imaging possibilities. Begin your adventure by taking a picture with your smartphone of a QR code for a “Celebrity Pet Scavenger Hunt”. Next, find your way through a colorful kaleidoscope maze of split images. You’re welcome to take selfies throughout, however, Beyond The Lens! is much more than a series of unique photo opportunities.
Beyond The Lens! takes you back through the decades bridging generational gaps, there’s something for every member of the family. Beyond The Lens! gives you a quick tour of the pop culture that led us to these extraordinary inventions. Remembering the very first video games from the 1970’s: Pong, Atari and Nintendo! Go even further back in time and challenge your kids or grandkids to use a rotary phone. “The grandparents get a big kick out of watching their grandkids or their kids try to dial a phone number on the rotary phone,” Director of Operations, Larry Foster jokes.
At Beyond The Lens! interactive video games and virtual realities introduce you to imaginary realms based on creative imaging techniques. Foster shares that the virtual reality experiences are some of the most popular at Beyond The Lens!. You can even design your own roller coaster then take a virtual ride filled with twists, turns, and simulate drops, or pilot a spaceship and shoot down enemies of the galaxy!
Try your skill at “beat saber” or feel like you’re walking on a balance beam that’s 60-stories high. We give guest a chance to do things they normally wouldn’t get to do, and the exhibits are constantly changing to keep up with the latest trends in technology and pop culture.
But wait, there’s more! Our newest ride, FLYRIDE, a fully immersive ride that guides passengers through more than 20 of America’s most breathtaking national landmarks. And this holiday season be immersed in a magical adventure as you and your family board FLYRIDE- The Polar Express™ Journey to the North Pole! Go beyond your imagination as you experience wind, mist, dips, turns and other amazing effects during the train’s thrilling runaway episode.
These are just some of the thrilling, family-friendly experiences possible at Beyond The Lens! From our reviews, the number one thing we hear is “wow, we didn’t expect all of this inside the building” shares Foster.
For more information about Beyond the Lens, visit beyondthelens.com or call 865-366-1609.
2115 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863