Did you know there used to be a theme park right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge? Magic World was a children’s amusement park that was open from 1971 to 1996! Once you stepped though the 100-foot volcano, it was like you were thrown onto the set of a 50s sci-fi movie. For those who’ve been to Magic World in Pigeon Forge, we’re taking you back down memory lane! If you never had the chance to visit this theme park, we’re sharing everything we know about it:
A chairlift is one of the best ways to see the gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains. To ride a chairlift, visitors have always had to go to Gatlinburg — but not for long! Pigeon Forge is getting its very own chairlift attraction! Construction on this new attraction in Pigeon Forge is expected to start in early 2021, but we’ve got some inside information about it for you. Here is everything we know so far about the Pigeon Forge Chairlift:
Dollywood has definitely changed over the years. From Rebel Railroad to Silver Dollar City, this theme park has gone through plenty of changes. We want to travel down memory lane and remember some of the rides that were at Dollywood but no longer exist. Here are 8 Dollywood rides that no longer exist and will make you feel nostalgic:
The Shops of Pigeon Forge is welcoming 3 new businesses! This shopping center is currently home to well-known tenants like Burlington Brands and other locally owned businesses. It’s one of the best places to shop in the Smoky Mountains! Soon, the shopping center will have more spots for both locals and visitors to enjoy. Learn more about the 3 new businesses opening at The Shops of Pigeon Forge below!
Is Dollywood better than Disneyland? According to TripAdvisor it is — and we agree! In its list of top 10 amusement parks in the United States, our favorite Smoky Mountain theme park came in spot number 6, right ahead of Disneyland! That wasn’t its only accomplishment, though. Dollywood was named the 8th best amusement park in the world! We’ve got all the details on this recognition below.
Everyone loves saving money while on vacation! Whether you’re on a budget or just want to save some extra cash, you’ll be happy to hear you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have fun in Pigeon Forge. To help you save, we’ve made a list of 7 fun cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge!
Your favorite theme park and water park are open for the 2020 season! There are a number of changes this year at both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, and we’re here to help you navigate through them all. Here is your guide to Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood in 2020:
Smoky Mountain Double Decker Bus Tours offer a new way to ride through the Smokies! If you’ve been to any major cities around the world, we know you’ve seen the big, red buses driving through town. Now, visitors to the Smoky Mountains will be able to experience a ride on one of them! Double Decker Bus Tours provides a one-of-a-kind mobile attraction in the Smoky Mountains. We’ve got all the details on the Smoky Mountain Double Decker Bus Tours and why you should try them:
Pigeon Forge is now home to the most expensive artifact from the RMS Titanic! The Hartley violin is priced at $1.7 million, and you can see it when you visit the Titanic Museum. We’ve got all the details on the story behind the violin and more information about the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
When you visit The Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge, take some time to explore the Tower Shops! The Tower Shops are shaping up to be the next premier retail destination in the Smoky Mountains. The area has more than 150,000 square feet of retail space and will introduce plenty of new shopping opportunities in the Smokies! To help you learn more about the Tower Shops in Pigeon Forge, we’ve put together a guide of shops that are there and ones that are coming soon.
Your favorite crime museum in Pigeon Forge is unveiling a new exhibit this July! The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation exhibit will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at TBI’s work and cases in their community. We’ve got all the details on the new TBI exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
2019 featured Dollywood’s largest expansion ever with the opening of Wildwood Grove, but the theme park wasn't done growing. For its 2020 season, Dollywood introduced a brand new festival! The Flower and Food Festival commemorated Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season, and now you can enjoy this beautiful festival every year! We’ve got all the details on The Flower and Food Festival at Dollywood.