Tired of the same ole vacations, routine trips, and typical beach getaways? Ready to step out and try something NEW? Perfect — the Great Smoky Mountains is busting at the seams with brand new attractions unleashed this summer 2019! Book your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rental in Tennessee for a few days, a week, or 2 weeks and start exploring all the newbies along the Parkway. We’ve even helped narrow down the hunt with the most recent additions below! And don’t forget to stop by a few oldies but goldies, like Ripley’s Aquarium, Dollywood Splash Country, and Ober Gatlinburg. See YOU this summer!
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
As the largest Dollywood addition in the last 10 years, Wildwood Grove is incredible to say the least…and it should be as a $37-million-dollar investment. Step into a fantasy world where fairies, mountain critters, and music come to life under the great Wildwood Tree! Featuring 11 new experiences, family and friends will have a blast at this Pigeon Forge addition, with live performances, multiple play areas, 6 new rides (including The Dragonflier — a 1,400+ foot suspended roller coaster!), and a restaurant.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Mountain coasters in general are a must in the Smokies, but you’ll have claimed 4 times the fun aboard the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge, featuring 4 tunnels, 4 uplifts, and 4 drops! Zoom around 20+ acres at up to 30 miles per hour, taking on 360 and hairpin turns along the way. Open rain or shine, the ride lasts over 9 minutes, and you can even go at night when the track lights up the forest course — it’s a whole new experience!
National Enquirer Live!
Curious about the story…behind the story? Visit the National Enquirer Live!, a fun and educational attraction in Pigeon Forge that features 90 years of the National Enquirer’s headline hits. With 100+ interactive exhibits, you’ll have a blast playing with family and friends. Swim through a sea of alien eggs (aka a ball bit), take a selfie with bigfoot, become a human kaleidoscope, walk the red carpet in style, and put yourself on the tabloid’s front page!
Pirate’s Voyage Pigeon Forge
Swashbuckling pirate crews battle it out on the seven seas…well, in a 15-foot deep indoor lagoon arena that is — still super awesome (and pretty impressive)! Cheer on the Crimson or Sapphire pirates as they attempt to defeat one another on deck, in the sky, and in the water for Davey Jones’ sunken treasure. You (and ye hearties) will be amazed at the special effects, acrobatics, mermaids, live tropical birds, and even the 4-course feast at Pirate’s Voyage Pigeon Forge, a dinner show attraction!
Pink Adventure Tours
With 60 years in the biz, Pink Adventure Tours has finally expanded to the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge! Boasting customized off-roading capabilities, the — pink — Jeep Wranglers are a top choice for exploring the area’s rough (and beautiful) natural terrain. Cruise through the tall trees, across streams, down rocks, and into unforgettable memories with loved ones in the Smokies. Here’s hoping you’ll catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer, adorable racoon, or even a black bear!
Did you say the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America?! If you’re looking to go for a leisurely stroll 680 feet across a gorgeous valley reaching 140 feet high at the midpoint, then the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg is the newbie for you. Part of the bridge even has glass floor panels so you can get a whole new perspective of the Smokies. Take the SkyLift up to the SkyDeck and complete your daredevil journey to the other side…
Stay & Play
After playing all day at new in-town attractions, you’ll appreciate a cozy cabin to return to every evening. Soak tired muscles in the bubbly hot tub, sip wine with sunset hues across Smoky Mountain peaks, play games in the rec room, enjoy fizzy baths in the indoor jetted tub, watch movies in the home theater with surround sound, and slip into soft sheets on the king-size bed in your master suite. Plus, you can have all the conveniences of home, like a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer set, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Book your choice cabin in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg today — Cabins for YOU will even help find the perfect pick for your stay, from a 1-bedroom romantic retreat to a 16-bedroom thrilling lodge and everything in between! Just tell us exactly what you’re looking for and when you’d like to stay on our Options for YOU form. We’re here to help!
Spice up your summer vacay with brand NEW attractions this summer in the Great Smoky Mountains!