Visit My Smokies Announces Big Changes on Pigeon Forge Parkway This Summer

Visit My Smokies helps Smoky Mountain vacationers navigate the Pigeon Forge Parkway by announcing their favorite new attractions and shows in Pigeon Forge. The new Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge and the Bob Nelson Theater topped their list.

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The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge promises to bring visitors beautiful ariel views of the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge promises to bring visitors beautiful ariel views of the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

We wanted to make it as easy as possible for families planning their next vacation to experience all the fun and excitement the Pigeon Forge Parkway has to offer.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Guests returning to the Smoky Mountains for another summer of fun and relaxation may notice a few changes on the Pigeon Forge Parkway as they drive in. To help visitors keep track of the ever-expanding amusements in the area, Visit My Smokies compiled a list of the new must-see attractions and shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

“One of the things we love about this area is that there is always a new show to see, or a new attraction for families to enjoy,” said a spokesperson for Visit My Smokies. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for families planning their next vacation to experience all the fun and excitement the Pigeon Forge Parkway has to offer.”

The biggest change visitors will notice on the Pigeon Forge Parkway this summer is the new Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge. Measuring 200-feet tall, the wheel is the centerpiece to the many new restaurants, shops and amusements that make up the Island in Pigeon Forge.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel takes riders in a climate-controlled, all-glass gondola for a rotating scenic tour of the beautiful mountain scenery. From atop the wheel, guests can see many famous landmarks along the Pigeon Forge Parkway like The Track, The Forge Cinemas and the Leconte Center, the newest events center in Pigeon Forge.

According to Visit My Smokies, another big change on the Pigeon Forge Parkway guests will be happy to see is the new Bob Nelson Theater show in Pigeon Forge. Showcasing the family-friendly comedy of Bob Nelson, the theater offers guests shows six nights a week, with a matinee show on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Other big changes to the area just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway include exciting new shows at Dollywood. Crafted by Ms. Parton herself, the ‘My People’ Show and Great American Country Show in Pigeon Forge offer visitors an exciting journey through the people and music that inspired Dolly the most.

Visit My Smokies is also excited to introduce the newest edition to the Dollywood family at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The first water coaster in Tennessee, RiverRush, takes guests on a rip-roaring ride through twists, turns and even a few drops with hydromagnetic technology.

For Smoky Mountain vacationers wanting to learn more about the new attractions and shows in Pigeon Forge, Visit My Smokies urges them to check out their website. There, they can find up to date information on upcoming events, discounted tickets to popular attractions and great deals on Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins.

Established in 2009, Visit My Smokies is the premier Great Smoky Mountain destination lodging website. The program is owned by Sevier County, Tenn., and developed to build revenue, through the promotion of travel and tourism, in relation to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area lodging, attractions, dining and shopping. Visit My Smokies is operated by the Sevier County Economic Development Council. All offices are located at: 125 Court Ave., Suite 102 E, Sevierville, TN 37862.