Summer is here!! The weather has been warm and the trees are beautiful with bright greens and flowers abundant.
Dollywoods Splash Country is open for the 2013 season. Splash Country is proud to unveil their newest creation, the River Rush! Splash Country is East Tennessee’s only water park and is home to 15 water rides, a lazy river, wave pool, restaurants, merchandise and a very friendly staff. The hottest ride of the year may be the big anticipated unveiling of the River Rush. River Rush is Tennessees’ first and only water coaster. Riders sit in a toboggan style raft that holds 4 people. Rails or water this ride gives the rider a little bit of everything, from hair pin turns and dark tunnels to 4 drops, the highest being 25 feet at a 45 degrees, this is all along its 1176 feet long track.
The arrival of a new luxury resort park will be a great addition to the City of Gatlinburg. Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort is a 5.5 acre RV and tenting facility opening May 24th. This great addition to Gatlinburg can accommodate 18 RV’s and 11 Safari Tents coming June 28th. Camp LeConte will have a store, laundry facilities, a bath house, and a rectangle salt water pool. Wi-fi, full hook-ups, electric and shared water will be at all sites.
The Island in Pigeon Forge is the newest addition to the parkway in Pigeon Forge. Located between Light # 3 and 4 on the parkway, The Island will have an array of shops, restaurants and attractions. Opening in the summer of 2013, The Island in Pigeon Forge boast a 200 foot tall wheel with climate controlled cabins for up to 8 guests and a 24,000 square foot LED light show. The Mellow Mushroom and Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville will most likely be the hottest tickets in town. The Mellow Mushroom will have a brand new frozen daiquiri bar and Margaritaville will be entertaining Pigeon Forge nightly with live entertainment.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are truly coming alive now that winter is far behind us and spring has leaped into full bloom waiting for you to join us in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee this summer!