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7 New Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains This Summer

Are you planning a summer vacation in the breathtaking Smoky Mountains? Get ready for an extraordinary adventure filled with new experiences and unforgettable memories. The Smoky Mountains are known for their natural beauty, but did you know about these exciting new attractions and activities to explore? Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, get ready to discover the latest additions that will make your Smoky Mountain vacation truly special! Here are some of the best new things to do in the Smoky Mountains this summer:

1. Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood

Prepare for an exhilarating family-friendly expedition at Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain, the longest coaster at the park! Now open, this giant coaster spans 3,990 feet of track, circling the Wildwood Grove section of the park for nearly two minutes. With onboard audio featuring music and announcements, this coaster promises excitement and thrills for guests of all ages.

2. Tennessee Stud Cider Co.

Formerly known as Yee-Haw Brewing, Tennessee Stud Cider Co. at The Island in Pigeon Forge offers a refreshing twist on traditional cider. Crafted by a team of talented local brewers, their cider base is artfully blended with real fruit purees to achieve the perfect result. Experience the delightful flavors of Tennessee Stud Cider and savor the taste of hand-selected ingredients in every sip!

3. Sun Diner

Indulge in Southern hospitality and gourmet cuisine at Sun Diner, a Nashville favorite that will soon be opening its doors in Gatlinburg! Soon to be located on the first floor of Jason Aldean’s, this cozy diner serves delicious meals and warm coffee day and night. Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere and treat yourself to delicious dishes that capture the essence of Southern comfort.

4. Mountain Of Entertainment Presents: Array

Prepare to be dazzled by the high-energy variety show, Array! Featuring world-class singers, incredible aerialists, specialty acts, and hilarious comedy, Array is the most exciting new variety show in the Smokies. Enjoy performances by talented musicians, singers, and dancers as they bring hit songs from various genres to life and laugh along with hilarious comedy skits, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

5. Sevier Warfare Laser Tag

Take laser tag to the next level at Sevier Warfare Laser Tag, a new immersive arena where up to 26 people can engage in action-packed battles! Step into a war-torn urban future and team up with friends to outplay and outscore your opponents. Create epic memories with friends and family when you embark on a thrilling adventure at Sevier Warfare, one of the best new things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

6. Dig’n Zone Amusement Park

Opening soon, Dig’n Zone will be the world’s largest construction-based theme park! This family-centric attraction offers a unique opportunity for both children and adults to operate various construction equipment like excavators, forklifts, and loaders! You’ll have no shortage of fun when you visit this unique theme park. With over 25 attractions, Dig’n Zone will soon be the ultimate destination for construction enthusiasts of all ages!

7. Crumbl Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Crumbl Cookies, coming soon to the Mountain Mile! Delight in their award-winning milk chocolate chip cookie, a permanent fixture on the menu or try something from their rotating menu, featuring four new incredible flavors each week! Crumbl Cookies offers an irresistible treat that will leave you craving more.

With these exciting new attractions and experiences, there are so many great new things to do in the Smoky Mountains when you visit this summer. From thrilling roller coasters and laser tag adventures, to delicious cider and mouth-watering cookies, there’s something for everyone in this awesome destination! And if you’re looking for even more activities to do when you visit, check out more things to do in the Smoky Mountains!