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Mountain Coasters in the Smokies

It seems anywhere you look around Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge another new mountain roller coaster has popped up.  Yes, mountain coasters in the Smokies have become a very big business and for good reason, they’re fun!  Let’s look at some of the old ones and the new offerings.

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

I guess you could call Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster the Granddaddy of mountain coasters in the Smokies.  It was the first mountain coaster in the Smokies opening in 2003. The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track! The vehicles are designed to carry two visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone. The riders are in control of the velocity (up to about 30 mph) and this gives them a unique hands-on experience!

Rain, snow or sunshine no problem – the excellent braking effect is unchanged so you can ride year-round! Want a unique experience come back and ride the coaster at night.  Truly unforgettable!

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General Admission price per rider:   

Adult- $15.00 (Same Day Re-Rides $8.00 – with original receipt)      
Children (7-12 years) – $12.00 (Same Day Re-Rides  $8.00- with original receipt) 
Children (3-6 years) – $5.00      

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

867 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Call (865) 365-5000

 

Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg

The Ski Mountain Coaster  begins with a 1000 ft tree-covered and relaxing ride to the top. At this point, the rider simply enjoys the view, as it is a comfortable tow to the top of mountainside. Once at the top, riders are now in control of their own speed for the next 2750 ft of turns, dips, zig-zags, corkscrews and G-force adventures. Although the mountain coaster can be exhilarating, it is the ultimate family experience any age can enjoy.              

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General Admission price per rider:   

Riders- $15.00  Prices are Per Rider, Not Per Cart.   
Children (3&4 years) – Free with a paying Adult     

The Ski Mountain Coaster

 1310 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Call (865) 436-5423

 

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

Measuring nearly a mile in length and reaching top speeds of nearly 30 miles per hour, The Coaster at Goats on the Roof offers thrills for all ages, and because you the passenger are in control of the brake, you can make the experience as tame or as hair-raising as you’re comfortable with.

Each cart is designed to carry one or two passengers, and once your sled is transported to the top of the mountain, gravity takes over for the winding, twisting 4,375-foot journey to the bottom. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gorgeous mountain views and one of the smoothest but wildest seven-minute rides in town.

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General Admission price per rider:   

Adults (Ages 12+) – $15.00
Children (Ages 7-12) – $12.00
Small Children (Ages 3-6) – $5.00

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

1341 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Call (865) 366-7337

 

Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster

One of the newer mountain coasters in the Smokies, The Rowdy Bear Coaster opened in 2017.  Again this is another day/night mountain coaster.  The Rowdy Bear Coaster is a gravity-propelled alpine mountain coaster that reaches speeds up to 35 mph while it winds through the woods of the Rowdy Bear Mountain. You control your speed! Rowdy Bear Mountain coaster carts have the latest Intelligent Distance Control System to ensure their guests have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Rates

Single Rider – $16.00
Double Rider – $27.00
Parent/Child Combo – $24.00
Groups of 15 or more – $10.00/person

386 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Call: (865) 409-5045

 

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

One of the more established mountain coasters in the Smokies and it’s conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg! Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a unique, family-friendly thrill ride. It curves and winds through the woods and down the mountain. Control your own speed in single or double rider carts.

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Rates

Single Rider – $16.00
Double Rider – $27.00
Parent/Child Combo – $24.00
Unlimited 1-Hour Pass – $30.00/person

All Day Pass – $50.00/person

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN (Traffic Light #2) 37738

Call: 865-430-5577

 

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

The newest entry  into the mountain coasters in the Smokies arena is the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.  Sitting on over 20+ acres of beautiful smoky mountain scenery the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster features plenty of tunnels, curves and hairpin turns.  With four uplifts and four drops, you’ll will have four times the fun at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster. Visit after nightfall, the magnificent lights will guide you through a thrill-packed excursion. An experience that will stay with you long after the ride is over. The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is over nine minutes long, and guaranteed to give you the thrill of a lifetime!

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Rates

Adult Single Rider (13+) – $18.00 (second ride same day $9.00)
Youth (7-12) – $14.00 (second ride same day $9.00) 
Child (3-6)- $5.00
Groups 20 or more people – $12.00/person

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

2940 Veterans Blvd. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Call: (865) 453-0033

So there you have it six different mountain coaster for you to play on.  We still need to mention the Rail Runner at Anakeesta and the Alpine Slide up at Ober Gatlinburg but those will be covered in a more unique things to do post at a later date.

While I’ll agree  mountain coasters may not appeal to all guests their popularity continues to grow. I’m sure this isn’t the end of the list!

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://wordpress.com/post/dancingbearfoot.blog/53

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.

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The Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney.

The Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney.

Let me start out by saying I’m not a Disney basher, quite the opposite I’m a Disney admirer.  I admire the attention to detail, the cleanliness, the escapism and how they pull it all together in a really nice package.  It’s brilliant, it’s well executed and it’s expensive.  This year’s new tax code has taken many Americans by surprise in how much smaller their tax returns have been.  Suddenly Disney is probably out of the question this year.  But let me offer up that the Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney and here are the reasons why.

 

Easier to get to.

The Smoky Mountains are within a one day’s drive of half of the US population. Think about that, half of the country could travel to the Smokies for less than $100 in fuel. Plus, by driving yourself your car is with you, so you also save on a car rental. So, from a travel cost savings standpoint the Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney.

 

The Lodging Experience

OK, being fair to both sides, Disney has a wide variety of lodging options as does the Smoky Mountains area.  But we’re a cabin company and Disney does have cabin rentals available in a wide variety of sizes and options.  This is a great place to go head to head and I don’t mean with those mobile homes Disney is trying to pass off as a cabin I’m talking about the new cabins at Copper Creek. This is where the Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney.

Let’s say four of you are going on vacation and you’re looking for a two bedroom cabin.  The dates I picked are not peak season for either of us: November 4th thru November 8th.

Cabin at Copper Creek – 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair (Sounds comfy?) – Sleeps up to 8 Adults.

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And the price of this accommodation?  Without a park ticket or dining package this cabin will run you $9,522.00 for the 5 days  add the 1-park per day ticket and the price jumps to $11,472.20.

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Add the deluxe dining package (3-meals plus snacks) and the price climbs again to $13,322.12.

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Welcome to the Smokies!

Welcome to the Smokies!  Again the Smokies have a wide variety of lodging options from hotels to condos to cabins of varying levels.

Our cabin Dancing Bearfoot is considered a luxury level two bedroom cabin, 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and it sleeps 6 people. Admittedly we don’t have the sleeping chair or a pull down single bed. But unlike the cabin at Copper Creek, Dancing Bearfoot is an authentic log cabin.

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And our price for the same number of days?

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Just the price difference in accommodations of $8335.00 shows the Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney.  So put that money back in the bank.  Just the price of going to one park at Disney will cost you $1950 or $390 per day.  Let’s see what we can do for that money over the same period of time at the Smokies.

Attractions

Dollywood Theme Park

Spanning 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world class rideshigh-energy entertainmentaward-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world! They even received an award for being so friendly! A one day ticket to Dollywood will cost you $74.00 per person or $296 for the 4 of you!  You just saved another $94.  On the bright side you won’t hear “It’s a Small World” one single time!

Rafting in the Smokies

 

The upper section of the Pigeon River boasts 12 Class III and 3 Class IV thrilling whitewater rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies friendly, professional river guides, you’ll be escorted down 5.5 miles of lively rapids with equally engaging nicknames such as Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide. No Experience Necessary!

The scenery surrounding the upper and lower sections of the Pigeon River is just as breathtaking as the rapids.  This scenery is God made not man made!  At only $42.00 per person for the raft trip you can add on their ziplines for another $39.00 bringing your days total for four people to $324.00, again saving you another $66.00 a day over Disney.

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ready to save some real money?  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free.  It’s the only national park without a fee to enter.  Spectacular views,  fantastic waterfalls, historical buildings and incredible wildlife….and it’s real wildlife not anamatronic or a person in a suit!

They may have a mouse but the park service has a bear!

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A Walk in he Woods

If you’re a bit leery of heading out into the park on your own we’ve partnered with a great guide service called A Walk in the Woods.  Half days excursions are only about $216 for a party of four.  You’ll learn about the park at a whole new level, seeing things most people just walk by.

What to do next?

Right there above is three days of activities and you’ve only spent $836.00 you still have another $1100.00 to go just to equal the price of the Disney park ticket again showing the Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney. So where next?  Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies?  The Titanic Museum? Ankeesta?

Maybe one of the many new mountain coasters or go-cart tracks or miniature golf courses.  The point is in the Smoky Mountains area you have plenty of options.

I’ve probably gone on too long and I haven’t even touched on how to spend that whopping $372.00 per day on food.  Hopefully you get the idea that you don’t need to spend over $13,000 on a family vacation that you’ll remember for a lifetime. The Smoky Mountains are a great alternative to Disney and at a fraction of the price.

Come on down and make some memories of your own!

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://wordpress.com/post/dancingbearfoot.blog/53

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.

 

 

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New places to Dine in the Smokies in 2019

Closing out our blog series of new places and attractions in the Smokies for 2019 this week we will focus on new places to dine in the Smokies in 2019.  There are a bevy of new places to choose from for breakfast to dinner to snacks but we’ll focus on just a few.

The big name of course and also the one garnering the most publicity is Blake Shelton’s “Ole Red”.  We talked about that establishment in our first blog of the series so if your curious about Ole Red see our previous blog New Attractions Coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019 (Part 1)”.

Brick and Spoon – Pigeon Forge

Kicking off our list of new places to dine in the Smokies in 2019. Let’s start with Breakfast & Lunch… serving a complete, high-quality southern experience for those who want accessible, and upscale breakfast, brunch, and lunch dining. Completely sophisticated yet totally casual, Brick and Spoon’s menu features hearty breakfast and lunch fare paired with deliciously unique cocktails and something we’re totally intrigued by…built-to-order Bloody Marys.

Whether you want a meal and music, or just a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at Brick & Spoon™. Good food, good drinks, good entertainment all get together at Brick & Spoon™ every day. You and your friends and family should too!

Brick and Spoon is located at 136 Community Center Drive in Pigeon Forge.

View the Brick & Spoon™ menu here.

Smoky’s Pancake Cabin– Pigeon Forge

I’m sure you’re thinking…just what the Smokies needs is another pancake restaurant and you’d be correct!  Yes we do and it’s Smoky’s Pancake Cabin!

Just look at those pictures, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, Banana Split Pancakes!  Yum!!!  Smoky’s also offers a full menu of omelets, waffles, egg platters, or biscuits & gravy sure to satisfy the most finicky of eaters.

Smoky’s Pancake Cabin is located at: 4235 Parkway, in Pigeon Forge

View Smoky’s Pancake Cabin menu here.

Crust and Crumb – Sevierville

Crust and Crumb has opened their Sevierville location and it’s a bit of everything; a bakery, a deli and a coffee house all rolled into one.  Enjoy breakfast (pastries, egg sandwiches, omelets) , lunch (hot dogs, sandwiches, baked ziti), or just a pick-me-up treat from thier bakery. All natural Boar’s Head products, a coffee bar, and fresh baked goods will be available every day. Just look at those eclairs!

Okay so it’s not in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg….still don’t miss this place!

Crust and crumb is located at 118 Bruce Street in Sevierville

Follow them on Facebook here.

Graze Burgers – Sevierville

Probably one of the more unique new places to dine in the Smokies in 2019 is Graze Burgers.  Just look at that burger in the picture, wow!  Graze Burgers comes to Sevierville with an amazing menu of Burgers, Dawgs, Soups, Salads and some pretty interesting Shakes (BOURBON BANANA CREAM).  On top of that menu, a full bar featuring Cocktails (Spiked Shakes…Boozey S’mores?) and a wide selection of Bourbons and Whiskys.

Looks like fun, sounds like fun!  Get in the car, you’re goin’, I’m goin’ we’re all goin’ to Graze Burgers.

Check out Graze Burgers Menu here.

Cookie Dough Monster – Pigeon Forge

Cookie Dough Monster, they specialize in scratch made food! Locally sourced food, fresh products you can taste, and it’s all at a great price! They have desserts, burgers, gourmet grilled cheeses (26 different sandwiches!), soups, salads, and best of all, edible cookie dough!

Open for a late breakfast (11:00am) featuring some unique French Toast offerings (Strawberry and Banana Nut French Toast (pictured above) and S’Mores French Toast!

Cookie Dough Monster is located at 2660 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge.

You can view the Cookie Dough Monster menu here.

That wraps us just a sample of new places to dine in the Smokies in 2019.  Of course there are many restaurants opening all the time and we’ll keep updating you through our blog posts as those establishments come online.

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://wordpress.com/post/dancingbearfoot.blog/53

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.

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New Attractions coming to the Smoky Mountains in 2019 – Part 2

There is a melting pot of new things to do, from pirate shows to pinball machines from the Civil War to the National Enquirer. Continuing on from our last post, here are just a few of the new attractions coming to Smoky Mountains in 2019 (Part 2).

Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage Dinner And Show

Dolly Parton Selects The Great Smoky Mountains For Second Pirates Voyage Dinner And Show. The Water Spectacular is Slated to Open in Spring 2019

Keep an eye to the spyglass, mateys; Dolly’s pirates will be searching for treasure in the Great Smoky Mountains, this summer!

After nearly a decade of rave reviews and financial success on the Carolina coast, Parton’s newest Pirates Voyage dinner attraction is slated to open in the spring.

When complete, the 21,000 square foot arena, adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge, will be the stage for Crimson and Sapphire pirates that battle on deck, in the water and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon. Spectacular acrobatic competitions, live animals and an original music score by Dolly Parton and Mark Brymer creates an immersive adventure experience all while guests enjoy a spectacular five-course pirate feast.

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Not just another mountain coaster; an entire family experience and one of the exciting new attractions coming to Smoky Mountains in 2019 ! Sitting on over 20 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery, this coaster features plenty of tunnels, curves, and 360 degree turns. Reaching speeds of up to 30 mph, this attraction is projected to set records as the longest coaster in East Tennessee….over 9 minutes long. With four uplifts and four drops you;’ll have four times the fun at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

You’ll want to come visit after nightfall where the magnificent lights will guide you thru a thrill packed excursion: an experience that will stay with you long after the ride is over! Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is something both the young and senior in age can enjoy. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is located across from Dollywood on Veterans Boulevard.

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

Dixie is calling, step back into 1864 at the Buttonwood Civil War Theater. Billed as American history with Southern humor this production tells the story of a die-hard Tennessee Unionist as he runs into his Confederate Cousin; both struggle to understand the others viewpoint as to how to save the South.

Steve Gipson leads the show with a determined Unionist attitude and a zeal to protect his Granddaddy’s Union.  Race Gipson stands his ground and will not give an inch to the northern invaders who threaten his farm.

The production is called “Grandaddy’s Watch” with a story that will open your minds and with an ending that will leave you in awe.

Buttonwood Civil War Theater is located at 2135 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

Here is one of the more unique new attractions coming to Smoky Mountains in 2019. The largest Collection of Pinball’s & Retro Games in the Smokies! The history of a museum meets the fun of an arcade.

The best kind of museum is one where you can play with the exhibits. The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum’s goal is to provide their guests a fun, informative experience by sharing their love and passion for pinball. The museum collection includes mostly Limited Editions from both modern times and dating back to the 1960’s!

Some of our pinballs include: Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars, Lord of the Rings, Metallica, Dialed In, The Addams Family Gold Edition, The Walking Dead, the 1965 classic Gottlieb Sky-Line, and many more!

Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children age 10 & under. Unlimited game play all day on all pinball’s and retro games. No coins or tokens required!

Located off the Parkway on Historic Nature Trail, just past the Space Needle.

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The National Enquirer Museum

The National Enquirer Museum is one of larger name new attractions coming to Smoky Mountains in 2019. “It’s not about reading, it’s more about the experience,” explains one of the people aiming to bring to Pigeon Forge the first of a number of themed attractions planned by AMI, Inc.’s National Enquirer.

Among the plans for the attraction is an interactive exhibit that will allow visitors to create their own Enquirer-style headlines and share them on social media. Bringing you a fresh, exciting new interactive adventure with cutting edge technology in June 2019!! Guaranteed fun for ages 8 – 80!

The Enquirer project is attached to the former site of the Smoky Mountain Jubilee, a live performance family attraction closed in early 2009 (2115 Parkway), on the north end of town.

More to come…New attractions coming to Smoky Mountains in 2019

These are just a few of the new attractions coming to the Smoky Mountains in 2019.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting more of the the new dining establishments coming to the area….stay tuned!!

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://wordpress.com/post/dancingbearfoot.blog/53

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.

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New Attractions Coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019 (Part 1)

Wow, what a year it’s going to be in the Smokies with all the new attractions coming online soon.  Here a just a few of the new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019 (Part 1).

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Gatlinburg

Probably the most talked about attraction is Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Gatlinburg. Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” Ole Red Gatlinburg is a $9 million, a multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, exterior terrace, performance space, dance floor and retail area. The venue will open March 11-17 with a week-long grand opening celebration. Guests are invited to get in on the “Spring Blake” fun as Ole Red Gatlinburg hosts multiple events throughout the week, including a grand opening concert with Blake Shelton.  More information can be found here…https://olered.com/gatlinburg/

Dollywood Wildwood Grove

The expansion, the largest in the park’s 33 year history, will be called “Wildwood Grove.” It is set to open in 2019. The new park is designed to bring families together in a whimsical, magical setting. Guests to the park will walk through a massive hollow trunk of a fallen tree known as “The Wildwood Tree.” Once there, guests can visit six new rides, including:

The Dragonflier– A suspended roller coaster lets guests soar with a dragonfly as it dips and darts along the gushing geysers and lush landscape of Wildwood Grove.

Black Bear Trail– Hop on the back of friendly “bears” for a trek through their natural habitat.

Sycamore Swing– Guests aboard this “leaf boat” swing back and forth just like a leaf falling from a giant sycamore tree.

Treetop Tower– This family tower gives guests a sky-high view of Wildwood Grove as they soar nearly 40 feet in the air. Riders, seated inside giant acorns, spin around the top of a tall oak tree before gently drifting back to the grove floor.

The Mad Mockingbird– Tennessee’s state bird–the mockingbird–gives visitors a lift as it flies in a high speed circle around a tall tree. Riders control their ride experience by moving a sail as the birds rush above the ground.

Frogs and Fireflies–Frogs hop up and down as they chase each other around the lily pad trying to catch the flickering fireflies fluttering from the tall reeds and grasses. Adventurous guests can hop aboard for this riveting race.

More information can be found here… https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Rides/Wildwood-Grove

The Gatlinburg SkyBridge- The Most Spectacular Experience in The Smokies

The SkyBridge will be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, and the most spectacular and awe-inspiring experience in the Smokies.

From the top of the Gatlinburg SkyLift, the SkyBridge quite literally crosses the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley. Guests will be able to walk across at their own pace, taking in the views and enjoying the spectacular setting before walking back when they’re ready. With a height of 140 feet at its midpoint, the SkyBridge is an absolutely spectacular but easily attainable experience you’ll remember for a lifetime – especially as you cross the glass-floor panels in the middle of the span. If there’s one photo you’ll want to share with family and friends after your trip to Gatlinburg, it will be of the SkyBridge. The grand opening of the SkyBridge is coming in spring 2019.

August Moon Indoor Drive-In

One of the most anticipated new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019 is the August Moon Drive-In. Building on the success of movie experiences that offer more than the status quo, the August Moon Drive-In is conceived as a mini indoor theme park that transports people in space and time to a quintessentially American experience – where that perfect summer night at sunset, where crickets chirp in the distance and the audience breathes in the scent of fresh meadow air, can be repeated with absolute consistency within what is effectively a giant movie set. In addition to being a re-invention of the movie-going experience, the August Moon experience allows audiences time to explore, play, and dine, in addition to watching the movie.

THE EXPERIENCE

AUGUST MOON will feature 40 classic cars within which patrons can dine and watch first-run movies and cherished blockbusters from years past.  Featuring food and beverage service with an artisanal approach to classic American favorites – the best burger and fries you’ve ever had and full bar service from multiple bar areas and private event spaces.

AN INCREDIBLE SCENE

50 full size trees, a half-acre of grass and gravel pathways, a starry sky and a tracking moon overhead, fire flies and an immersive sound design (crickets and a summer breeze), a 360-degree lighted backdrop that creates the effect of a beautiful sunset before each showing all combine to form a total “reality” that TRANSPORTS audiences in time and space.

LUXURY SEATING

Beyond an amazing car collection, August Moon features luxury seating. These options include couches in private booths, tree swings and wide-aisle stadium seats offering additional premium ways to experience August Moon.

The Jacks Are Back: Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

The New Lumberjack Feud, scheduled to open in early May at Walden’s Landing, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will be the first permanent outdoor lumberjack show venue in the state of Tennessee. There is not a bad seat in the house at this all new, 350-person outdoor venue. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will feature padded stadium seating under a covered, climate-controlled grandstand designed for the guests’ comfort, rain or shine.

Fun for The Whole Family

The high energy show will feature lumberjacks from all over the nation competing in events such as the underhand chop, standing block chop, springboard chop, speed climbing, log rolling, boom run, ax throw, hot saw event, cross cut and more. Heckling, booing and cheering are encouraged; but be warned, too much smack talk and you may end up on the stage competing against the professionals!

Lumberjack Show + Adventure

In addition to the performance, guests will also have the chance to compete in their own lumberjack competition with simulated elements from the show such as speed climb, log roll, springboard chop, and more. The area will also include an extreme zipline roller coaster, an 80-foot jump tower, an exciting aerial kid’s playground, and a multi-level lumberjack-themed adventure park. Audience members will also be able to participate in an exciting, interactive experience during the show, with a special intermission just for kids.

Walden’s Landing is home to the new Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Walden’s Landing also houses Tennessee’s own Calhoun’s, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Forge Cinemas, No Way Jose Cantina and many unique local shops.

More to come

These are just a few of the new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting more of the new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2019 in parts 2 and part 3.  We will also be focusing on the the new dining establishments coming to the area….stay tuned!!

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://wordpress.com/post/dancingbearfoot.blog/53

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.