Nestled in the gorgeous scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are charming mountain towns — home to dozens of unique shops, communities of artists, Southern cuisine, and a rich Appalachian history and culture. Paired with our cozy and inviting cabins, what could be better? Perhaps, adding a show to your vacation itinerary would elevate the mountain experience. Better yet, attend a mesmerizing magic show in the Smoky Mountains!
Beyond cozy, charming, and inviting, the Smokies is like a mini Las Vegas (minus the slot machines and neon lights), offering entertainment at every turn. And the shows here don’t disappoint, with over-the-top performances of spellbinding dancers, toe-tapping country music, flying singers, live animals, comedians, pyrotechnics, laser light displays, dazzling costumes, and so much more. Dinner and comedy shows are a favorite in town, but if you want something really unique for a night out, go to a magic show! Talented magicians will amaze you with their larger-than-life stunts and illusions, putting on truly spectacular shows for all ages!
Magic Beyond Belief — Darren Romeo
Guests will be completely amazed by the stunning and popular show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge — Magic Beyond Belief with Darren Romeo! Named Entertainer of the Year, Magician of the Year, and bringing Pigeon Forge the Show of the Year, Darren delights audiences with his incredible skills, comedy, and talent.
Mentored by Siegfried and Roy and Harry Blackstone Jr., Darren Romeo brings something special to the stage with one-of-a-kind illusions and big talent. In fact, he is the only magician in the world who has permission from the Blackstone family to perform the floating light bulb illusion — a fantastic tribute to one of his greatest inspirations in the magician world.
What’s more, Darren Romeo has taken his talents around the globe, with his own show “Siegfried & Roy presents, Darren Romeo” at the Mirage Resort Hotel and Casino, along with performances at the Flamingo Hilton, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood — to name a few. Bringing these grand illusions to Pigeon Forge for a show like no other, his passion can be found in his incredible performances, giving you an evening you’re sure to remember.
“Magic is my passion and The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is one of the most beautiful theaters I’ve ever seen. I will be able to present the biggest and best version of my show ever!” – Darren Romeo
Accolades for Darren Romeo
Over the years, Darren Romeo has garnered a great deal of attention for his magic shows. Mentored by some of the top performers in the business, his show features illusions like none other. Some of his top awards include:
- Magician of the Year from the Magic Castle, The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.
- Show of the Year (2 years in a row) from the Branson Critic Association
- Milbourne Christopher Award for Notable Contributions to the Art of Magic from The Society of American Magicians (SAM)
The Cast of Magic Beyond Belief
It takes more than Darren Romeo to put on a show of this caliber and size. The cast of Magic Beyond Belief includes a mermaid and magical unicorn, Baby, the playful serval cat, Hollywood, the rare white Bengal tiger, and Jessella Jaramillo, the talented assistant!
Jessella has almost a decade of performance under her belt, on stage in the U.S., Canada, the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Scandinavia, the U.K., and Russia! Fans of Harry Potter may have seen her dancing in the Grand Opening performance of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando. She’s also performed at Busch Gardens in Tampa, with Royal Caribbean Productions, and at the historic Alhambra Theater in Florida!
More Than Magic — at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater!
Not only showcasing Magic Beyond Belief, the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is home to some of the most incredible, over-the-top shows in the Great Smoky Mountains — or anywhere in the South! The shows continue throughout the day to offer something unique, fun, and exciting for all.
The Smoky Mountain Opry
As the largest musical variety show in the area, The Smoky Mountain Opry features all your favorites – from Frank Sinatra and Carrie Underwood to Janis Joplin and The Beatles. With hits that span the decades, it’s perfect for the whole family! Add music comedians, flying performers, dancers, pyrotechnics, laser light displays, and giant video screens for a performance you won’t soon forget.
Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry
For a memorable holiday experience, check out Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. Visions of flying sugar plum fairies will dance in your head at this over-the-top, multi-million-dollar performance! The family-friendly Christmas show also features Nutcrackers, elves, an enchanted reindeer, Santa Claus himself, and the largest living nativity in the area!
Terry Evanswood & the Wonders of Magic
Meet Terry Evanswood & the Wonders of Magic at WonderWorks — an indoor amusement park filled with educational entertainment in Pigeon Forge. Aside from the 100+ hands-on exhibits, 6 wonder zones that challenge the mind, plus laser tag and an indoor ropes course, this park boasts another fun magic show in the Smoky Mountains! And as the longest running headline performer in town and a winner of the Merlin Award (basically an Oscar for magicians), Terry Evanswood never ceases to amaze audiences of all ages with incredible stunts and mind-blowing performances.
Impossibilities — an Evening of Magic, Mindreading and Mayhem!
Looking for a combination of hilarity and magic? Attend the Impossibilities show that stars Chris Collins, a comedic magician, and Erik Dobell, a master mentalist, in the Iris Theater at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Together, this dynamic duo with 40+ years of combined experience in the biz puts on a magical performance that shows the impossible. After showing their talents in Las Vegas and South Korea, appearing on America’s Got Talent, FOX, and NBC, plus performing special shows for Carnival Cruise Lines, Sony Electronics, and the NFL, you can bet this magic show in the Smoky Mountains will leave jaws dropped!
Cabins for YOU
When you come for the magic shows, you’ll want a great place to land at the end of the day. Check out our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins that offer the comforts you want and the amenities you need. Each cozy cabin is unique, providing something for everyone. Amenities offered include everything from private home theaters, private indoor pools, and spacious rec rooms with lots of games to master suites with indoor jetted tubs, gorgeous kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and amazing mountain views! Speak with your vacation specialist at 1.800.684.7865 or fill out our Options for YOU form today. After all, you’ll truly appreciate a comfy place to relax, unwind, and…try to figure out the magical secrets of the wonder witnessed at a magic show in the Smoky Mountains!