What’s New In Pigeon Forge for 2017! Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the NEW stops and Pigeon Forge attractions in 2017 you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape. It is a top destination for families because it is jam packed with things that children and teens enjoy. Discover a huge selection of family shows featuring world-class talent recruited from all over the world. Thrills and shows are eye-popping and fun for every age group. Pigeon Forge is a bright and energetic zone nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. The Lodge At Five Oaks Opening in the former Fairfield Inn & Suites location this August, this farmhouse-themed hotel will take you back in time and celebrate the area's history. Check out our Facebook page for photos and information on our progress! Mission: Mars at The Escape Game You’ve just landed on the red planet for an exploratory mission, but your spacecraft experienced some major damage on the descent. But there is a larger problem at hand: a fatal amount of cosmic radiation is heading towards Mars. You have exactly 60 minutes to repair your ship and launch if you ever want to see Earth again. Godspeed! Rock Climbing Wall at Rafting In The Smokies Check out the brand new rock climbing wall at Rafting In The Smokies! The four-sided climbing wall is accessible for all ages and fun for individuals of all skill and athletic levels. Combine your rafting trip, zipline canopy tour, or high elements ropes challenge course adventure with this new addition. Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure puts just 3-inches between visitors and the aquatic inhabitants of Shark Lagoon. The 16-foot boats feature a large pane of glass in the center of each vessel’s floor – allowing passengers to peer into the water below to observe the creatures swimming in the reef underneath. Crave Golf Club A new indoor/outdoor Golf Club in Pigeon Forge opening in Summer 2017. A real life candy land offering a unique mini golf experience for all guests, including a course that takes you all the way up to the roof, a milkshake bar, and of course a candy store. Anakeesta Guests will embark from the Parkway to enjoy a scenic 12 minute Chondola ride to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Choose either a quad chairlift or an enclosed gondola cabin and soar above Gatlinburg to 70 acres of adventure, rides, shopping and unique dining experiences! Black Fox Lodge Featuring views of the Smoky Mountains and the Little Pigeon River, a bar and restaurant with pizza oven on site, complimentary continental breakfast, large, resort style outdoor pool with slide, and 10 gorgeous suites, the brand new Black Fox Lodge is now open! Country Cascades Water Park Last summer investors and contractors broke ground on what will become a resort called “The Summit” featuring 98 luxury guest rooms as well as Cascades Outdoor Water Park, a 30,000 square feet facility. The Summit Tower and Cascades Outdoor Water Park is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017. Duvall In The Smokies Opening in October: Duvall in the Smokies is a resort-style family RV campground just minutes away from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We have everything your family could want to enjoy your RV vacation! Home2 Suites by Hilton Our contemporary, all-suite hotel offers the perfect home from home. Enjoy modern amenities such as our heated indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor fire pit, and innovative Spin2Cycle laundry and fitness facility. We also offer a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. National Enquirer Attraction 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. The Mountain Mile The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops is an unprecedented development project which will completely reshape the retail, restaurant, lodging, and attraction scene of Pigeon Forge and the region. With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in total, this will be a project of national significance. VR Pigeon Forge Walk, crawl, and dodge your way through endless worlds of fun and adventure. This is your virtual reality, and we think your gaming experience should be as immersive as possible. Whether exploring outer space, creating amazing contraptions, or saving the world from a robot invasion, there's something for everyone here at VR Pigeon Forge Arcade. Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures is a riveting, high energy and romantic Dinner and Show. It is a non-stop, exciting journey taking guests back to a time that tells a tale of Dolly’s own family history. It includes a special love story on how Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton got together and became Dolly’s Mom and Dad. Dollywood Splash Country’s TailSpin Racer From its unique spiraling, high-speed AquaTubes to its splashdown finish, it’s an all-out race to see who can get to the end first. TailSpin Racer matches riders in a head-to-head race with the fun of a traditional mat racer-style slide and the tight turns and daring drops of an enclosed slide. Dollywood’s Drop Line Drop Line lifts guests more than 20 stories above Dollywood’s Timber Canyon. As it ascends, the ride’s gondola slowly spins around the tower, providing guests with a bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood’s Whistle Punk Chaser Whistle Punk Chaser, a new junior coaster opening in Summer 2017, throws thrilling twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger loggers, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster. Curl de la Crème We are a family-owned ice cream parlor with a concept new to the area- rolled ice cream! We hand craft ice cream right in front of you, pouring fresh cream along with your desired mix-ins onto our frozen pans, and transforming it into delectable ice cream rolls, with whichever combination of toppings you desire. The end result is a fun, unique, and most importantly, delicious treat for all! Pigeon Forge Snow The first indoor snow tubing facility in North America. Pigeon Forge Snow will be a fully indoor snow tubing and snow play experience that is open all year on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge. Come enjoy snowball fights, snow men, snow cones, and most importantly 15 lanes of snow tubing. Coming summer 2017! Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster The first of it's kind in the world, the Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider safely soars through the treetops of Rowdy Bear Mountain. Year round fun for the whole family, right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Rowdy Bear Mountain is home to two amazing thrill rides: The Rowdy Gravity Propelled Mountain Coaster and the First Mountain Glider in the world. Mt. Ton Of Fun The Mt. Ton of Fun Inclusive Playground has something for everyone! Play equipment addresses all five development domains: physical, social-emotional, sensory, and cognitive and communicative. Find more information through the Sevierville Community Center. 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