Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the heart of the Smoky Mountains as we unveil the much-anticipated and thrilling new attractions in the Smoky Mountains for 2024. Nestled amidst the stunning beauty of the Smokies, these fresh experiences promise to elevate your mountain adventure to unprecedented heights. The Smoky Mountains and surrounding Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas continue to invest in family centric entertainment, perfect for bringing the kids along, and 2024 is no exception. Whether you’re a seasoned Smoky Mountains enthusiast or a first-time explorer, this is your insider’s guide to the latest and greatest experiences that will make 2024 a year to remember in the Smokies.
A 30,000 square foot indoor entertainment center with over 20 hands-on attractions, a retail store, and unique experiences for families. The Crayola Experience is scheduled to open in fall 2024.
A 29,000 square foot attraction with an obstacle course, sports challenges, NERF Blaster Battle zones, and a themed retail and food & beverage space. The Nerf Action Xperience is scheduled to open in fall 2024.
Opening March 1, 2024, Dig’n Zone is the world’s largest construction-based theme park with over 25 attractions spread over 27 acres. It’s a family centric theme park where children and adults can spend a full day operating various construction equipment, plus attractions and rides, such as, excavators, skid-steers, rollers, forklifts, loaders and many others.
This expansive hotel and waterpark resort has just expanded ready for 2024, with a new water coaster called Ridge Runner, a new and immersive float through colors, mirrors, and tunnels called Kaleidoscope Kavern Lazy River (pictured), and completion of their Wild WaterDome indoor water park. It’s open year round and that have day passes available for those who aren’t staying at their hotel. Their Lookout Lagoon rooftop pool is still under construction and scheduled to be ready March 2024.
Yes, there are dozens of unique mini-golf experiences all along the parkway, but this one is brand new and quite epic. It’s the same people that bring you ToyBox mini golf, Crave mini golf. You cannot miss it with their massive light aqua-colored building right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. They have an 18-hole Pirate course and an 18-hole Mermaid course, one inside and one outside. Definitely check it out!
Embark on a thrilling adventure at the Lost Mine Mountain Coaster & Mini-Golf in Pigeon Forge, TN. This family-friendly destination offers an exhilarating mountain coaster experience that twists and turns through the scenic landscapes of the Smoky Mountains. Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate the coaster’s twists, turns, and drops, providing an unforgettable and adrenaline-pumping ride for all ages.
But the excitement doesn’t end there – Lost Mine Mountain also boasts a meticulously designed mini-golf course set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Smokies. Challenge your friends and family to a friendly round of mini-golf, navigating through imaginative obstacles and lush greenery.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of country music legend Dolly Parton at the Dolly Parton Experience, debuting May 2024 at Dollywood in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, TN. Celebrating the iconic singer-songwriter’s life and career, this immersive attraction promises an unforgettable experience for fans and newcomers alike. From captivating exhibits showcasing Dolly’s unparalleled contributions to music, film, and philanthropy, to interactive displays allowing visitors to step into her sparkly shoes, the Dolly Parton Experience offers a delightful blend of nostalgia, entertainment, and inspiration.
Whether you’re a devoted admirer or simply curious about the cultural phenomenon that is Dolly Parton, this extraordinary exhibit is a must-visit, promising an engaging and uplifting adventure in the picturesque setting of the Smoky Mountains. Get ready to be charmed by the charisma and creativity of the one and only Queen of Country herself.
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New for 2023
- SkyLand Ranch expansion: Aerial adventures, a mountain coaster, and a miniature zoo. Plus an ampatheatre with summer concert series and 150ft long skybridge called Legacy Lookout.\
- Roma Table – Pizzaria in Sevierville
- 1919 Society – Speakeasy in Sevierville
- Anakeesta Expansion – The $34 million Anakeesta expansion, and the largest expansion since it opened 6 years ago – which added the Hellbender coaster, a bird-themed interactive adventure, and Astra Lumina, an immersive night walk beneath the stars.
- Ober Mountain Expansion – Added high-end snow machines to improve snow coverage and extend the ski season
- The flagship Buc-ee’s Family Travel Center (get directions) sprawls 74,000 square feet and anchors a 200-acre development at Exit 407 off I-40. Buc-ee’s is a renowned chain of convenience stores and gas stations primarily located in the Southern United States, famous for its colossal size, extensive selection of merchandise, and pristine facilities. The stores boast an impressive array of clean restrooms, a wide variety of snacks, beverages, and freshly prepared food, including their acclaimed Beaver Nuggets.
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