GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WZTV) – Looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? North America's longest pedestrian suspension bridge invites you to toss an old pumpkin 150 feet to the ground.
Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, the day after Halloween, visitors can take their old pumpkins to Gatlinburg SkyBridge and throw it off the swaying bridge for five extra dollars. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Sevier County Food Ministry.
Guests must first have an admission ticket to the SkyLift Park and take a spooky ride up the yellow SkyLift chairs to the deck area for registration. Anyone who wears their Halloween costume will receive $2 off admission tickets bought at the SkyLift Park Ticket Window. Registration lasts from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on the SkyDeck area.
If you can't bring your own old pumpkin, you can take one of the SkyBridge's 200+ available pumpkins to toss while supplies last. Pumpkin chucking starts immediately after registration.
The SkyBridge will have a grand finale pumpkin toss at 6:30 p.m. where more than 100 people will line the SkyBridge and throw pumpkins at the same time. Tossing will continue until 8 p.m.
Editor's Note: The pumpkin toss has been changed to Friday due to weather, this story has been updated to reflect that change.