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With tons of thrilling rides, exciting shows and great food, it’s no wonder why Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park is one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains. That being said, a trip to Dollywood can also be a little pricey for families wanting to go there on their next Smoky Mountain vacation. However, thanks to the creative team with Google Street View, fans of the beloved Pigeon Forge amusement park can now get a special sneak peak inside the attraction before they arrive.
Google Street View of Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park
The way it works is members of the Google Street View team visited the Pigeon Forge attractions on a day they were closed, and the team took pictures using a special camera to create a virtual tour of the two parks.
The virtual tour of Dollywood takes guests all the way from the Chasing Rainbows Theater to the Wilderness Pass.
In an article on Business Wire, the President of The Dollywood Company, Craig Ross said, “We’re Excited to be included in Google’s Street View program. Our guests now have the opportunity to tour both of our beautiful parks and see Dollywood’s world-famous attractions before they arrive. We hope it serves as an aid to assist them as they plan their visit.”
The pictures were taken late last year, so unfortunately the Pigeon Forge amusement park’s latest ride, The FireChaser Express, is not included with the tour. However, you can catch a glimpse of what this coaster would be like to ride by watching this video:
Other popular attractions that have been included with Google Street View are the Eiffel Tower, Mountain Everest, the Grand Canyon, and the Seattle Space Needle.
Do you have a favorite Smoky Mountain attraction you would like to see showcased with Google Street View? Let Us Know in the comments below!
About Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park
Since opening in 1986, Dollywood has quickly become one of the most well-known attractions in Pigeon Forge. Visitors to the area shouldn’t be too surprised by the popularity of the 150-acre Pigeon Forge theme park, as the attraction has been awarded a variety of awards and recognition over the years including the industry’s most prestigious award, The Applause Award, in 2010.
Other awards given to Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge amusement park include five-time Golden Ticket Award and 21 Brass Ring Awards for the many popular shows that can be found inside the park.
Tickets to Dollywood can be purchased through Visit My Smokies: http://visitmysmokies.reservedirect.com/da/dollywood-tickets-pigeon-forge. You will receive free cancellation on all of our Dollywood tickets – a deal you’re not going to find easily!
About Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Water Park
Recently named among the top 10 water parks in the United States by TripAdvisor, Dollywood’s Splash Country is a definite summer favorite here in the Smoky Mountains. This Pigeon Forge water park is home to tons of thrilling slides, a lazy river, two kids’ play areas, and the only water roller coaster in the state of Tennessee.
Also, like its neighbor, Dollywood’s Splash Country has also been awarded quite a number of industry awards itself. Most recently, the Pigeon Forge water park was named one of the most beautiful water parks in America from The Travel Channel and a must-see Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions in 2009.
How To Get to Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park and Splash Country
If after touring through the Pigeon Forge amusement parks with Google Street View, you and your family decide to take a trip to the Smoky Mountains and visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for yourself, feel free to use the map below for driving directions.
Parking is $10 per car and $15 for any over-sized vehicles or busses. From the parking area, there are several trolleys that can take you and your family to the park’s entrance.
A great way to save a little money on parking, or a way to avoid traffic, is to have your family ride the Pigeon Forge’s Happy Time Trolley to the entrance of the Pigeon Forge amusement park. You can find more information on the Pigeon Forge Trolley here: http://www.pigeonforgetrolley.org/
Ways to Save Money at the Two Pigeon Forge Attractions
Now that you and your family have seen all the fun things to do at Dollywood, and you have figured out how to get there, it is time to talk about how you all can save money when visiting the Pigeon Forge amusement park.
There are five secret ways to save money at Dollywood:
- Arrive after 3 p.m. and get next day admission for free
- Purchase a Season Pass
- Ride the Trolley
- Take Advantage of Dollywood’s Military Discount
- Utilize Large Group Pricing
By taking advantage of one or all of these tips, you and your family can save a ton of money on a visit to Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge amusement park.
Click here for ways to save money at Dollywood’s Splash Country.
Other Exciting Attractions in Pigeon Forge
Aside from Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge amusement park and water park, Pigeon Forge is home to several exciting attractions. To learn more about these fun things to do in Pigeon Forge, be sure to check out the What to Do tab on our website.
There you will find a long-list of all the popular attractions, restaurants, theme parks and shops that can be found in the Smoky Mountains.