What to do in Pigeon Forge
I have some questions about the Pigeon Forge area attractions.
From Greg Bark
Posted February 17, 2008 at 3:04 PM
Before you think that responding to my previous two boards was a waste of time, just listen. My family decided that the Florida summer heat is just too much. Now our plans are leaning towards a vacation in Pigeon Forge. We are definately going to do Dollywood, so I just need a few tips and pointers, like what rides are musts and which ones to avoid. I'd also like opinions on Splash Country, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, and the Dinosaur Walk Museum [the Dinosaur Museum is a lesser known attraction, but if you've been there, I'd appreciate it if you could give me some info and thoughts about it]. If there are any other attractions in Pigeon Forge worth visiting, that would be good, too. Thanks!
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i love all the coasters at Dollywood. for a change of pace the train gives a 20 minute break not just a trip around the park. i also love the shows but if you are not into country, yo may not. also if yor trip is during kids fest look for a more crowded park. if weather is good splash country is fun park. i would suggest water shoes to wear in the park. Dixie is a meal show. i love it but be prepared eat with your hands no silverware. if you are staying in Pigeon Forge check with hotel about dicounts to shows and parks. also depending on amount of days season passes could save yo money. let me know if i can answer anything else. we will be down the first weekend in June.
If you enter Dollywood after 3pm you can return on the next day for free.
Just be warned that they close very early (7 or 8pm) compared to how some other theme parks stay open after dark during the summer.
Just a heads up, it can be killer hot in Pidgeon Forge in the summer. Add the heat to the humidity and its a sweat down, esepecially in July. Dollywood is uphill in alomost all directions so be prepared. The upside is the water rides feel very good in the heat. :)
It has been atleast 5 years since I last went to Dollywood, but I have been about 3 times and I loved the Tennessee Tornado, it was the only real coaster at the time. However, my favorite rides were the water rides Daredevil Falls and Blazing Fury. They are a little extreme for very small kids, but if your kids love a good thrill definitely ride these two. Plus they will cool you guys off.
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