New Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg FUN Attractions

As if you needed another reason to visit our beautiful area, there are some new attractions opening this Spring/Summer that just cannot be missed!


Anakeesta plans to open in central Gatlinburg in the next few months and it looks like a fun family affair! It is being described as a magical tree house themed attraction! Located across the street from the Ripley’s Aquarium, guests will start on the Parkway in downtown and will enjoy a twelve minute ride on a Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain, at 2200 feet. You will have the choice to choose either a chairlift for four or an enclosed gondola cabin. Both will soar over downtown Gatlinburg before you reach seventy acres of shopping, fun, rides and uniques dining areas! The adventurous at heart will be able to enjoy the racing ziplines, a high-speed mountain coaster and explore a tree top canopy walk!  There will be shaded picnic pavilions for you all to enjoy, after shopping, playing and dining as well. You will be able to enjoy some of the most amazing Mount LeConte views from Anakeesta.

Rowdy Mountain

This new attraction is also located in downtown Gatlinburg and will feature two new rides for vacationers to the area. Their first ride, the Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider, will soar through the treetops. It is the first of its kind in the world! How neat is that? I love that our area welcomes some of the most unique and first of its kind thrills, don’t you? This new attraction will also have the Gravity Coaster. It is a gravity propelled roller coaster that winds through the woods. Who is excited? Rowdy Mountain sounds like it is going to be a great place to go for those that are thrill seekers and like to experience new things. They will be open year round so no matter what time of the year you plan to visit the Pigeon Forge area, you will be able to enjoy this unique new attraction to our area.

Pigeon Forge Snow Tubing (Indoor)

When visiting the Smoky Mountains in the Spring and/or Summer, we all know that you are constantly trying to beat the heat somehow. The humidity can be a killer in the summer months. Many take the time to go Rafting, Tubing, or cool off at Dollywood or Splash Country. You can now add summertime snow tubing to your list of ways to cool off! That is right, Pigeon Forge has a new attraction opening this summer that is all about Indoor Snow Tubing. It will be located off of Teaster Lane and will offer year-round snow tubing. This will the first of its kind in the United States and we could not be more excited that it is going to be in our backyard. The 35,000 square foot facility will feature 15 lanes for snow tubing. This will not be the synthetic stuff either, it will be the real fresh powder. In addition to the tubing, this new attraction will also have a big play area where guests can build their own snowmen and they even a big snowball fight area! I am always up for a good snowball fight. Although this place will be a winter wonderland, the temperature inside will be a comfortable 60 – 65 degrees. We will keep you posted on an opening date as we are sure you are just as excited as we are to try this place out!

The Island Show Fountain

Now, if you have been to Pigeon Forge, then you know that this is not a new attraction, BUT they have added a variety of new songs this Spring and one of those is “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey. I think I can safely say that we can all jam to that song! You will have to stop by the Pigeon Forge Island to see which other songs that have put in their Fountain show.

Now that we have touched base on the new FUN that will soon be opening in this fun family destination, let us help you find the perfect place to stay for your Pigeon Forge Vacation. Whispering Pines Condominiums sits above the Pigeon Forge Parkway and offers incredible views of downtown Pigeon Forge, as well as, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With condos to fit everyone’s needs and amenities to appease the entire family, we know that you can find the perfect condo to fit your family and enjoy your time in our area. With our 6 Buildings, we have over 90 Pigeon Forge Condos available for nightly rental. We have one, two, three and four bedroom condominiums that all offer King Beds. In addition to King Beds, you will also have a Full Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Full Baths, Living Area, Dining Room and a Private Balcony that will either overlook the city of Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains, or a Nature View. Our Nature View Condominiums are, of course, the condos that are on the lower floors in Buildings 3,4,5 and 6. In those same buildings, if you prefer a Mountain View, you would want to rent the Condos on the higher floors. Buildings 1 and 2 are for those of you that love to sit on the balcony and watch the commotion in downtown Pigeon Forge.

We mentioned the heat of Spring and Summer earlier and what better way to cool down than to be floating along our Lazy River or lounging in our Indoor or Outdoor Pool? At night, you can enjoy the Lazy River and Outdoor Pool with the new colored lights we have installed. Somehow, lounging in the late evening, in a sea of color, makes it even more fun and enjoyable.

Who doesn’t like a good grilled hamburger or hot dog? Even if you are on vacation, you can use one of our charcoal or gas grills at our picnic pavilion to cook up a good lunch or dinner for you and the family. My personal favorite is grilled corn on the cob. I remember that each summer when my family and I would go on vacation, we would have that at least twice. We would follow that up with some good ole watermelon. So, no matter what your favorite grill food is, be sure to use our shaded pavilion and grills while you are vacationing with us.

If you are travelling with children, we are sure they will love the Game Room on our property. Located in the Indoor Pool Facility, there are a large variety of games for children of all ages to enjoy. Also located in the Indoor Pool Facility, you will find our Sauna and Fitness Room. The Fitness Room offers a Treadmill, Bike, Elliptical, Rowing Machine and Free Weights.

We love our job. We love being in the vacation business. There is truly something special about meeting the many people that travel our way each year. We enjoy getting to know our guests and love greeting you by name when you walk through the office door to check in. We know that vacations are meant to be a special time away from the hustle of everyday life and we want to ensure that you all have the most enjoyable time while in the Smoky Mountain area. That is why we offer you free attraction tickets to multiple Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions. As a guest of ours, you will receive one free adult admission, per paid night, to the following: Smoky Mountain Opry, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, Magic Beyond Belief, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Comedy Barn, Smith Family Morning Variety Show, Amazing Animals Show and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, located at the Island. In addition to the savings you get with these free tickets, we all sell discounted tickets to several attractions. Those attractions are the Ripley’s attractions, the Titanic, Alcatraz East Museum (new this year!), WonderWorks, Dollywood, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede and Country Tonite.
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg continue to grow. Businesses are welcoming folks from around the world and we hope to welcome you soon too! Give us a call at 800.429.4361 and let us help you plan the best Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountain Vacation yet. We have friendly reservationists that are knowledgeable in everything that has to do with Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. We love where we live and we know that you will love vacationing here!


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