New Things Coming To The Smokies in 2019

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  • SkyBridge

Located at The Gatlinburg Sky Lift, this will be North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge! You’re sure to see some of the best views of the Smokies. Additionally, the attraction is adding a SkyDeck and SkyShop to the mountain. You’ll be able to spend the day taking in amazing views and shopping in the sky! SkyBridge is set to open in December 2018 and early 2019!


  • The Mountain Mile

The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops development is currently under construction located along Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Blvd in  Pigeon Forge. Mountain Monster will feature three rides all from a 200- foot tower which will overlook the Smoky Mountains! The new complex will additionally hold shops, restaurants, and more. Families will find so much to do at the Mountain Mile. News also brings a new addition to the complex for a drive- in movie theater, August Moon! Visitors can enjoy movies in this dome transformed into a drive- in! 


  • Pirates Voyage Dinner ShowFee Hedrick pirates revenge Dinner Show pigeon forge new show

Dolly Parton announced that she will open her second Pirates Voyage dinner show in Spring 2019. Pirates Voyage location will feature a 21,000-square-foot arena with a transforming stage. On this stage, the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle on deck, in the water and in the sky! Watch as they climb aboard their full-sized pirate ships, but not before diving in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon! Additionally, the show will include acrobatic competitions, special effects, and live animals. You can look forward to an original music score by Parton and Mark Brymer. Also, we can’t forget about the four-course pirate feast! The show will be located adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge. Site construction is scheduled to begin in early January, and additional details will be released soon. 


  • Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove ExpansionWildwood Grove Dollywood

A second Parton attraction! Dolly Parton came back to her roots to make another big announcement! Dollywood will be undergoing a HUGE expansion. Introducing Wildwood Grove, a whimsical wonderland for family fun. This will be a play on Dolly Parton’s childhood imagination of the Smoky Mountains, opening in 2019! The unveiling shows this new world featuring a giant 55 foot Wildwood Tree. Additionally, enchanted landscaping is a staple landmark where shows and entertainment will take place. More than 400 trees and 1,000 shrubs will transform the area into Wildwood Grove.  Wildwood Grove will also feature 11 experiences for the whole family to enjoy and 6 new rides! You’ll feel transported to a magical world when you step under the canopy of trees full of butterflies, lanterns, and adventure! 


  • National Enquirer Museum

As of May 22, 2018 the city planning commission approved plans for The National Enquirer Museum. The site lies across from the Titanic Museum Attraction. The building will be 17,760 sq. ft. and be architecturally creative. Visitors enter the building through what looks like a camera lens. Inside, guests will see many exhibits and even interact by creating their own headlines to be shared on social media!


  • Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Located on Veterans Boulevard, this new coaster will make a great addition to the area! With exciting lifts, turns, tunnels, and speeds, your family will love this mountain side coaster! You can also enjoy 9 minutes with this thrilling coaster with 360 degree turns! This ride will be the perfect addition to your family adventures. Construction will be completed in late 2018.




  • Dave and Buster’s Dave and Busters

Lastly, a popular eatery and entertainment venue, Dave and Buster’s, has announced plans to open a location in Sevierville, Tennessee. The slogan “Eat, Drink, Play and Watch Sports” is the perfect fit for the Sevierville vacation destination. With classic games including bowling, billiards , and more, this is every adults dream!

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