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TripAdvisor has named The Island in Pigeon Forge a top amusement park for the second year in a row! The Island was ranked on both their Top 25 Amusement Parks — U.S. and Top 25 Amusement Parks — World lists. We’ve got all the details on the honor and what makes The Island one of the best attractions in the world!
TripAdvisor Top Amusement Parks Lists
Each year as part of their Travelers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor announces the top 25 amusement parks in the country and the world. For the second year in a row, The Island in Pigeon Forge has made the top 10 on both lists! The Island came in the 6th spot for top amusement parks in the United States, and the 9th spot for top amusement parks in the world. TripAdvisor’s list is determined based on the quantity and quality of reviews for the attraction, as well as members’ ratings. That means it’s the visitors like you who are responsible for The Island making the list!
What Makes The Island in Pigeon Forge a Top Attraction?
It’s no secret that The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular Pigeon Forge attractions, but why? Here are some of the top things that make The Island so special.
1. Free Parking
One of the best parts about visiting The Island in Pigeon Forge is that parking is free! Guests can park in the adjacent parking lot between The Island and the LeConte Events Center. You can walk from the parking lot or take the complimentary tram. The trams are handicap accessible and run during The Island’s operating hours.
2. Free Admission
Not only does The Island have free parking, but it’s free to enter! There is no admission fee for the attraction, meaning you can see everything it has to offer without spending a dime. While some of the activities inside The Island cost money, the free admission makes it a more affordable attraction for everyone!
3. The Island Show Fountain
If you’ve ever been to The Island, you’ve seen the incredible Island Show Fountain that sits in the center. This fountain is perfectly choreographed to 14 pieces of music and has more than 89 nozzles that create the dazzling performance. The show is even more special at night when you can see the colorful lights. It’s free to sit back, relax, and watch The Island Show Fountain!
4. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
The star of The Island is The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This is one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast and provides views of the Smoky Mountains from 200 feet in the air. The all-glass gondolas seat up to 8 guests comfortably, which means the whole family can enjoy the experience together!
5. Something for Everyone
Whether you’re in the mood for rides, games, shopping, or dining, The Island has it all. One of the reasons it’s one of the most popular attractions is because it has something for everyone! There are kid-friendly rides and an arcade for families to enjoy, and shops and restaurants for those who aren’t interested in rides. You can even sample moonshine at Ole Smoky and listen to live bluegrass music daily on their outdoor stage! Everyone will have fun at The Island.
More About The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop for affordable family fun. It is home to a variety of shops, rides, restaurants, and entertainment. There are more than 40 shops, plenty of dining options, and activities for both day and night. You don’t want to miss your chance to visit this top attraction!
We bet you can’t wait to plan a trip to The Island in Pigeon Forge. While you’re in town, be sure to check out other fun things to do. Browse the best attractions in Pigeon Forge, then plan your visit!