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TripAdvisor released its lists for the top amusement and water parks around the country and the world, and The Island in Pigeon Forge made the cut! The Island came in spot 6 in the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Top 10 Amusement Parks in the United States and spot 9 for Top 10 Amusement Parks in the World. Visit My Smokies has the inside scoop on the awards and The Island in Pigeon Forge.
2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards
Every year, TripAdvisor releases the Traveler’s Choice Awards, which features the best parks, restaurants, museums, airlines and more that are chosen by reviews submitted by users. The ratings took into account the quantity and quality of both reviews and ratings for parks worldwide over a 12-month period. Coming in at spot No. 6, The Island beat out SeaWorld Orlando and Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California! The No. 1 spot went to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.
The Island has an average TripAdvisor traveler rating of 4.5 stars out of 5, and more than 8,400 reviews. The Track in Pigeon Forge, another popular amusement park in the Smoky Mountains, was ranked the 23rd best park in America! See the list of the top 10 amusement parks in the U.S. below:
1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
2. Magic Kingdom
3. Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Universal Studios Florida
5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
6. The Island in Pigeon Forge
7. SeaWorld Orlando
8. Disneyland Park
9. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
10. Disney California Adventure Park
Not only did The Island in Pigeon Forge receive recognition in the United States, but it also made the top 10 for amusement parks in the entire world! Coming in at No. 9, it beat out Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, France. We’ve known The Island is amazing all along, but now everyone else does too!
About The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop for affordable family fun in the Smoky Mountains! There are more than 60 retail and specialty shops, a number of popular restaurants and eateries, rides and games, live music and more. This 23-acre shopping and entertainment complex is the perfect place to add some fun and excitement to your vacation. Whether you’re searching for a souvenir to take back home or a thrilling ride to get your adrenaline pumping, you can do it all at The Island. Make sure to stop by one of the delicious dining options while you’re there to enjoy a meal or satisfy your sweet tooth!
One of the most popular things to do at The Island is ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This ride provides a breathtaking view of the Smoky Mountains from as high as 200 feet in the air. When you book your ticket for the wheel from Visit My Smokies, you’ll save $2! Another popular thing to do at The Island is watch The Island Show Fountain, which puts on a stunning performance of water dance and light, perfectly choreographed to 14 pieces of music. Visit when the sun goes down to see the fountain light up the night!
When you make your plans to visit the No. 6 amusement park in the country, you’re going to need a place to stay! We have great deals on Pigeon Forge cabins that provide the perfect home away from home on your vacation. Browse the best Pigeon Forge cabin rentals and book your stay to visit The Island in Pigeon Forge!