Pigeon Forge adds host of new offerings

Raft of new attractions coming in time for summer

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is adding a new array of family attractions including a new golf attraction and a giant Lego Titanic. 

“Pigeon Forge’s variety and sheer number of experiences increases every year, and 2018 is no exception,” said executive director of tourism, Leon Downey. “Our visitors enjoy lots of options that allow them to spend time together, and Pigeon Forge makes that easy, whether it’s a relaxing weekend getaway for two or a week-long vacation for the entire family in the Great Smoky Mountains.”

New attractions for 2018 include:

Pigeon Forge Snow, the first indoor snow facility of its kind in the US according to the firm, offering real snow and indoor snow tubing year round. The attraction uses snow-making technology to transform the 35,000-sq.-ft. indoor facility into a winter wonderland, complete with 15 lanes of snow tubing. Instead of using synthetic material, the attraction’s slopes are covered in genuine fresh powder. Play areas will allow guests to build a snowman and have snowball fights. For guests’ comfort, the indoor climate will remain between 60 and 70 degrees 365 days a year. 

Construction is also under way for the 200-foot-tall Mountain Monster three-in-one thrill ride which anchors the new Tower Shops at Mountain Mile, a 180,000-sq.-ft. multi-purpose retail and family entertainment development that spans 174 acres. Designed by thrill ride inventor Stan Checketts, who also is responsible for attractions atop the Stratosphere in Las Vegas and one of the world’s fastest roller coasters (located in Japan), Mountain Monster will offer guests a drop ride, a dive ride and a swing, all in one attraction. Lodging properties include Home2 Suites by Hilton, which opened last year, and Tru by Hilton, currently under construction. 

The famous Dollywood theme park will feature a series of music events throughout the summer

Crave Golf Club is a $7 million sweet-themed golf destination. Brightly coloured and highly themed, Crave is located on Pigeon Forge’s Parkway. The 36-hole multi-level facility spans 18,500 square feet and multiple levels. Golfers play through 19 holes in each round and choose from indoor, hillside and rooftop courses with options to customise their play with challenge/reward spinners at each hole. 

The world’s largest replica of the RMS Titanic is on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction. Built entirely from 56,000 Lego bricks, it was conceived and constructed by Brynjar Karl Birgisson, a 10-year-old Icelandic boy. Measuring 25 feet in length, it is the largest Titanic Lego ship model in history and took 11 months to build.  

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