New Multimedia Experience at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg: Astra Lumina
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A brand new experience that’s the first of its kind is coming to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! Astra Lumina Enchanted Night Walks will take visitors on a nightime journey to discount the illuminating wonder of the stars and connect to an imaginative world through the magic of projections, lighting, and music. Interested in learning more? We’re telling you everything we know so far about Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg!
Introducing Astra Lumina
On May 24, the popular Gatlinburg attraction announced a brand new immersive experience with Canadian-based multimedia entertainment studio, Moment Factory. Astra Lumina will be the first of its kind in the country! Anakeesta is transforming an underdeveloped section of its 80+ acre park into this new nighttime experience. The journey connects the “illuminating wonder of the stars” to a world of imagination. It will include state-of-the-art special effects, enchanting storytelling, and more fun surprises!
During Astra Lumina at Anakeesta, visitors will “set off across mysterious observatory grounds to discover a celestial pathway of lustrious light, cosmic visions, and astral song,” according to the attraction’s website. Along the enchanted night walk, visitors will follow a celestial pathway from the fallen stars. At the end, the stars regenerate, rise, and reunite in the night sky to shine even brighter than before! The experience ends with a photo booth where visitors can capture memories with their friends and family.
Watch the video below to get a glimpse at what you can expect at Lumina Enchanted Night Walks:
Moment Factory, the company partnering with Anakeesta to create this new experience, is a multimedia entertainment studio whose award-winning experiences are internationally known. It is responsible for the Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo and Vallea Lumina in Whistler, Canada!
When Does Astra Lumina Open?
The opening date for Astra Lumina at Anakeesta is October 21, 2022, and you can get tickets now! This multimedia adventure will be an add-on experience to your day at Anakeesta. If you want to be one of the first to see Astra Lumina, you can reserve a special discount combo ticket today. Annual pass members will receive 20% off Astra Lumina tickets. Click here to get your Astra Lumina tickets.
More Things to Do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
Anakeesta is home to a world of adventure. This new one-of-a-kind experience isn’t the only exciting thing at the park for visitors to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg:
The AnaVista Tower is an observation tower that offers 360-degree views of the Smokies and is the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg. From the top deck, visitors will have scenic views as far as Kentucky!
Take a stroll through the trees along the Treetop Skywalk. It’s the longest tree-based skywalk in North America, offering 880 feet of hanging bridges suspended 50-60 feet in the air. You’ll have the opportunity to spot wildlife and learn more about the trees and forest around you!
Rail Runner Mountain Coaster
Looking for an adventure? Go for a ride along the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster! This single-rail mountain coaster is the first of its kind in the country and takes riders down 1,600 feet of twists and turns at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. It offers a thrill at every turn before a scenic uphill ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain.
Dine & Shop
You’re sure to work up quite the appetite enjoying all the action at Anakeesta. Luckily, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or a snack while you sit back and enjoy the views. Cliff Top, Smokehouse, and Kephart Cafe are just a few of the eateries you can find. Plus, be sure to stop by Great Outdoors Trading Company of the Adventure Outpost to pick up a souvenir!
More About Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
Since its opening, Anakeesta has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg! Astra Lumina Enchanted Night Walks will add a whole new experience to the park that will definitely make it a can’t-miss destination. We’ll update you on more information about the Astra Lumina Enchanted Night Walks when we get it, but in the meantime, learn more about the fun things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg.