Dollywood’s newest roller coaster, FireChaser Express, is finally complete! On March 22, 2014 this coaster will be open and ready for those brave souls who are ready to board and take off! The FireChaser Express has been under construction since shortly after it was announced to be an upcoming attraction on August 22, 2013. The manufacturer of this coaster is Germany-based Gerstlauer, the same manufacturer of Dollywood’s award winning Euro-tighter coaster, Mystery Mine.
What better place to be during the holiday season than The Great Smoky Mountains? Soak up the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season by taking a trip on the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights. This comfortable designated trolley carries their guest on a spectacular journey throughout Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway. This allows everyone to encounter the holiday lights that radiate during this magical season.
At the start of each year, The Titanic Museum has an annual “tooth brush” cleaning. That includes cleaning from top to bottom, new coats of paint, new carpet, and this year, a new exhibit. If you are traveling to Pigeon Forge and wanting to visit the Titanic Museum, please take note that it will be closed January 13th-16th, 2014.
Here’s a fun fact about Tennessee…did you know that the state is home to the most caves in the United States? With more than 8,300 caves registered and discovered, the great state of Tennessee is ideal for families looking for adventure and exploration. In fact, on your upcoming visit to Gatlinburg, you’ll want to make a trip to the Forbidden Caverns, the greatest attraction under the Smokies!
Growing up, you loved the movie the Dukes of Hazzard. The cast, the cars and the scenery made this movie a famous southern staple that you couldn’t get enough of. On this year’s Smoky Mountain vacation, you’ll want to make plans to visit Cooter’s Place, your headquarters for all things Dukes of Hazzard!
Are you looking for a fun outdoor activity on this summer’s Gatlinburg vacation? Look no further than Big Creek Expeditions! In the whitewater rafting business since 2004, Big Creek Expeditions offers adrenaline pumping whitewater rides in addition to family-friendly river floats. There’s no better way to cool off from the summer heat!
The Pigeon Forge Lumberjack Feud has been wowing Smoky Mountain vacationers since it’s grand opening in 2011. Boasting a rowdy good time that showcases world-class athletes, the Lumberjack Feud is unlike any other dinner show in the area! What is so unique about this Pigeon Forge favorite? Well, we’re glad you asked!
Celebrating their 37th season in the city of Gatlinburg, the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is a musical comedy delight. Vastly different from other country music, arcades, and dinner show attractions, the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is one of the oldest musical comedy acts in the Great Smoky Mountains. Located conveniently right in downtown, you and your group will be dazzled when you attend this hilarious comedic adventure.
Coming to Pigeon Forge this summer, The Island is a 300,000 square foot retail, hotel and entertainment development that sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. It will be a beautiful, unique, family-friendly attraction that adds a fresh element to the area. It features a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel, restaurants, shops and other attractions. Whether you’re looking for a fun day or a romantic night, there will be a little bit of something for every taste.
If you’re looking for a really unique and fun outing with the entire family, Tennessee’s Forbidden Caverns is it! This incredible sight beneath the Great Smoky Mountains, is one of the great natural attractions in the country. The stalactites and stalagmites are really beautiful, and the caverns have a great history.