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New Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains

New Attractions

New Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Pigeon Forge area has long been a tourist destination filled with innumerable attractions, adventures, entertainment, and much more. As an ever-evolving tourist mecca it has recently added some extraordinary attractions that truly set this vacation destination apart from many other places in the country. Read more about the newest attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains Area that continue to expand avenues of adventure and fun for all ages.

Pigeon Forge Snow

 

One of the newest attractions that brings winter inside all year long is the Pigeon Forge Snow Park. America’s first indoor snow park allows family and friends to frolic, tube, and build a snowman all year long.  Featuring a huge hillside of snow tub runs and a snow play area, the magic and fun are endless!

 

The weather forecast on your Smoky Mountain Vacation doesn’t determine your fun. Pigeon Forge Snow offers a snow tube adventure for all ages year round. This indoor park uses real snow made from 100% pure water-no additives, so guests can experience the wonder of this white prescription.

 

Pigeon Forge Snow is the first of its kind. You can’t find another one like it. In fact, it is the first amusement to have snow indoors all year long in North America. 

 

Even though guests get to experience a winter wonderland setting they don’t have to brave frigid temperatures. In fact, extra jackets aren’t even necessary as Pigeon Forge Snow remains a consistent warm temperature year-round.  Not only do we provide the chance to play with snow all year long, we do it without making the customer freeze. The building is between 60-70 degrees, so you can be wearing shorts and a t-shirt and still have a great time. 

 

Pigeon Forge Snow vision was born by considering the desires of visitors that travel to this region each year. Realizing that many people travel from near and far, many from southern regions that receive little snow. As owner Matthew Ayers explains, “The concept for Pigeon Forge Snow started with its customers. Every winter thousands of people come to the area in hopes to see snow. Some visitors have never seen it before. With such a high demand for snow, we started thinking about how it would be possible to provide that experience all year long.”

 

Pigeon Forge Snow offers fun for the whole family. As Ayers describes, “We want to have something for everyone. The main attraction is our massive snow tubing hill. A moving carpet takes you to the top and then you can slide down reaching speeds of almost 30 miles per hour. This is for all ages but you must be at least 38 inches tall. For the little ones, we also have a snow play room where snow is being blown out above you. You can build snowman, snow forts, or just roll around in it. This is for all ages. Lastly, if you don’t want to tube or play in the snow, you can always watch from our observation deck for free!”

 

Pigeon Forge snow offers daily specials on their website that makes their adventure even more enticing. For guests that choose to book the day of or online there are special discounts and last minute special deals. In addition, Pigeon Forge Snow is a great place to host all kinds of group events. From sports teams, church groups, birthday parties and even corporate events, groups of fifteen or more can contact Pigeon Forge Snow’s Group Event Specialist to organize and plan their custom event.

 

As Ayers concludes, “Pigeon Forge Snow is all about creating memories. From young to old, everyone has a great time at Pigeon Forge Snow.”

For more information visitPigeon Forge Snow 

 

SkyBridge-SkyLift PARK Gatlinburg

 

Become a part of an unparalleled adventure by trekking across Gatlinburg’s newest attraction, SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America.  You’ll be blown away by the breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as you stroll across this magnificent suspension bridge. This spectacular bridge literally skims the sky as it extends from Crokett Mountain, 1,800 above sea level, and spans six-hundred and eighty feat across the valley of Gatlinburg.  

 

Your SkyBridge adventure entails more than the bridge itself. You will begin your journey at the base of Crokett Mountain where you will board the Gatlinburg SkyLift chair. The SkyLift  is an iconic chairlift that has been a part of the Gatlinburg landscape since 1954. In 1953 Gatlinburg innkeep Rel Maples commissioned Everrett Kircher to craft a chair lift on the land behind his home. Kircher, who ran a ski area in Michigan and had expertise in chairlifts, worked with his father to re-construct a ski-lift from Sugar Bowl Ski Area in California that year. 

 

SkyBridge offers a comfortable five-feet wide path across with a dip to a 140 feet at its midpoint before rising back to the other side. One of its most phenomenal features is glass bottom section where you can peer down from great heights to the plunging valley below.  You will be a part of a truly record breaking experience as you traverse the third longest pedestrian, suspension bridge in the world with the resplendent views of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains.

 

In addition to the newly added SkyBridge, SkyLift Park now also features a state-of-the-art SkyDeck. After you have ascended the mountain on the SkyLift and before or after a trip over the Sky Bridge, you can relax and take in the sweeping vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains on the SkyDeck. This new addition to the SkyLift Park rewards you with expansive views deck, seating areas, as well as a cafe, bar, and gift shop.  

 

At the SkyDeck you can choose to lounge in a number of observation areas and delight in the panoramic views of the sweeping Smoky Mountain including the three highest peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains: Clingman’s Dome, Mt. Guyot, and Mt. LeConte. Enjoy the sparkling lights of Gatlinburg at night or toast a peach sunset and the purple blue mountains etched into the horizon. Then climb up an additional set of stairs to a raised viewing deck or retire to a tiered seating amphitheatre to enjoy some local music.

 

Skylift Park and the internationally renowned SkyBridge are sure to make your Smoky Mountain Vacation a truly unforgettable experience that will inspire and awe you for years to come.

 For more information visit: 

https://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/skybridge

 


TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena

 

TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena is a state-of-the art arena that takes the average trampoline park to the next level. In addition to open jump times, this massive arena offers adventures unlike no other like their Cliffhanger climbing challenges, Boneyard Stunt Tower, AirStrike Dodgeball, Fire & Ice Ninja Course and much more.

 

A visit to TopJump Trampoline Park & Extreme Arena is not just a fun diversion, it’s an adventure experience that will long live in the minds of all its guests. TopJump is Pigeon Forge’s first and only trampoline park that features 28,000 square feet of adventure. TopJump offers a variety of trampolines available for jumping, flipping, and soaring to new heights. Along with the option to jump, there is a basketball court available for dunking, a giant airbag for channeling your inner stunt man, and a dodgeball court open for tournaments!

 

TopJump also boasts the largest “Clip N’ Climb” center in the United States with over 20 different courses that can accommodate over 60 climbers. The newest addition to TopJump is the Fire & Ice Ninja Course, which is an adrenaline pumping maze of ramps, rungs, beams, steps, and more.  When jumpers are ready to recharge and experience other types of fun they can stop by Arcade Alley for 5,000 square feet of the hottest games and prizes.

 

The owners designed TopJump & Extreme Arena to include all kinds of challenges, activities, courses, and areas that would cater to all ages and members of families and groups.  As TopJump’s Social Media Manager Katie Adair explains, “The owners had visited other parks and enjoyed them tremendously. They wanted to have the ability to create their own adventure park that would not only make kids happy, but also create a one of a kind experience for the whole family!  TopJump Partner Chucky Blalock adds, “Our goal was to create a destination for kids and adults where they feel safe and happy.”

 

Designed to offer something for everyone TopJump’s facility even provides ample places for parents to relax and watch their children jump and play safely. Comfy chairs are situated throughout the arena as well with free WIFI and televisions. The open layout of TopJump allows parents to keep an eye on the kids from the viewing area or lobby.  After a day spent jumping, climbing, and playing guests can refuel at the Sugar Rush Candy Store or the concession stand.

 

Safety is a top priority at TopJump & Extreme Arena. With that in mind TopJump features a special Kids Zone solely for kids under 42 inches tall. Parents can relax knowing little

ones are safe jumping in their very own exclusive V.I.P. Kids Zone. This area not only offers free jumping, it also contains a foam pit, building blocks, and much more.

 

As Adair Concludes, “TopJump continues to be a family favorite for tourists and locals alike.

TopJump was even voted #1 indoor attraction in Pigeon Forge by pigeonforge.com. It truly is a one of a kind experience that will leave you and your friends and families with memories that will last a lifetime.”

For more information visitTop Jump or Top Jump Facebook  

 

The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

 

For visitors to the Pigeon Forge area looking to step into another world and become the hero or heroine of their own story, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge provides it.  The thrill and mystery of this immersive and interactive adventure lets guests use problem solving skills and teamwork as they work to follow clues, solve the mystery, and escape their room. These features truly set it apart from other area attractions. The Escape Game offers participants the chance to be a part of the action just like in their favorite movies, video games, and virtual worlds, where guests will be locked in a room and have one hour to complete their mission.

 

The owners of the escape room wanted to create something unique and intriguing for the many visitors that flock to the Great Smoky Mountains area each year. As Marketing Manager Max Magura explains, “The owners first encountered escape rooms while on vacation overseas with family. They loved the concept and had a passion to bring this to the U.S. The Escape Game started in Nashville in 2014 and is now the #1 rated escape room company in America.”

The Escape Game is a truly unique experience that is unlike other area attractions. Currently the #1 “Fun and Games thing to do on TripAdvisor Pigeon Forge,” The Escape Game has cemented its place at a must-see attraction in Pigeon Forge. As a premier provider of escape rooms, The Escape Game’s adventures play like Hollywood blockbusters with twists, turns, and jaw-dropping surprises around every corner.  Backed by a team of engineers, carpenters, game masters, creative designers, and talented builders, all The Escape Game’s rooms are built in house to ensure the utmost quality. Once guests step into a game at The Escape Game, they are totally transported into the new world of your mission.

 

The Escape Game Pigeon Forge offers 5 unique themes, each with a unique and immersive environment. Guests can choose different missions and room capacities including Classified-6, Gold Rush-6, The Heist-8, Prison Break-8, and Mission: Mars-8. Each 60-minute adventures brings epic stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience. As Magura describes, “Here’s how it works: You and your team will work together to find clues, overcome challenges, and ultimately complete a mission. Escaping will require teamwork, communication, wits, a sense of adventure, and most importantly: YOU!

 

Missions created for the Escape Game are best suited for ages 13 and up. However, as Magura relays, “We do allow younger players, but some of the game content may be too difficult for them. An adult, 18 or older, must participate with anyone that is 14 and under. Any participants under the age of 18 will need an adult to sign their waiver. It’s important for guests to arrive 15 minutes early to be briefed on their mission.  Also, it’s important to note that unless you book the entire room, you may be paired with other players, which is a great way to meet new friends.”

 

The Escape Game is located at the popular and centrally located, “The Island,” in Pigeon Forge.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at TheEscapeGame.com/PigeonForge.

Free parking is available at The Island.

 

For more information visit -TheEscapeGame.com/PigeonForge

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