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Flying Theater Ride at The Island

Dynamic Attractions specializes in fun, innovative attractions that integrate top-of-the-line engineering and technology. The company’s flying theaters provides riders an exciting, immersive experience.

The world-class flying theater experience features a state-of-the-art ride system and a custom film that highlights natural wonders and iconic landmarks in the nation.

After riders take their seats, the floor disappears from beneath them. While on the ride, they’ll feel like they’re actually flying around the video setting. 

The theater will show a custom film, created with drone and helicopter footage, shot throughout the country. Riders will be transported to some of America’s well-known landmarks and other scenic locales. In addition to the feeling of flight, riders will also experience realistic scents and mists during the ride. The new ride will be located adjacent to The Island’s Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and The Island Show Fountain.

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17 top webcams to see live views of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

1. Anakeesta

With its new AnaVista tower, Anakeesta now offers some of the tallest views in downtown Gatlinburg.

And now, you can take in the views of Anakeesta from anywhere in the world! You can also get a view of Firefly Village.

View Anakeesta’s webcam

2. Cabins USA

Cabins USA offers a live view of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

This view shows the area near the Titanic Museum along the main strip and is a great way of getting a glimpse of the traffic in Pigeon Forge.

View the Cabins USA webcam

3. Clingmans Dome (GSMNP)

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reaching an elevation of 6,643 feet.

With the Clingmans Dome webcam, you can view current conditions and compare the difference between a good visibility day compared to a bad visibility day.

On a clear day, guests can see a view of the mountains that spans over 100 miles.

View the Clingmans Dome webcam

4. Dollywood Eagle Cams

Dollywood is home to the largest exhibit for non-releasable Bald Eagles in the United States.

The eagle cams at Dollywood are one of my personal favorite views around the Smokies, because if you’re lucky, you might just be able to watch a baby eaglet grow up before your very eyes.

The Dollywood eagle cams are presented by the American Eagle Foundation.

View Dollywood’s eagle cam

5. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

The SkyLift Park webcam offers a beautiful view of the mountains.

Watch guests at SkyLift Park board the lift with a beautiful bird’s eye view of the mountains in the background.

View the SkyLift Park webcam

6. Gatlinburg Space Needle

The camera at the Gatlinburg Space Needle overlooks the Gatlinburg Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains.

This camera gives viewers an insight to current Gatlinburg traffic conditions.

View the Gatlinburg Space Needle webcam

7. Hearthside Cabin Rentals

Hearthside Cabin Rentals offers views of the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas from a few of their cabins.

Get a sample of a beautiful mountain view from your cabin before you go!

View the Hearthside Cabin Rentals webcam

8. Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap, according to the National Park Service (NPS), is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Newfound Gap camera shows a live view to the Southeast as well as current weather conditions.

Digital images from web-based cameras are updated about every 15 minutes.

View the Newfound Gap camera

9. Look Rock (GSMNP)

Get a beautiful view of the mountains from Look Rock. This site also shows current air quality, visibility and weather conditions.

This camera is located on the edge of the park at mid-elevation with potential views of iconic landmarks such as Mount LeConte and Cades Cove.

View the Look Rock webcam

10. Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg offers not one, but two views of The Smokies. One view shows activities at Ober Gatlinburg, and the other shows a mountain valley view from Ober.

View the Ober Gatlinburg webcam 

11. Patriot Getaways

The Patriot Getaways cameras offer two views. One view shows Knotty Nest, which overlooks Pigeon Forge.

The second camera is above Smoky Mountain Escape Games. The Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is visible in this live view.

View the Patriot Getaways webcam

12. Purchase Knob (GSMNP)

The camera from Purchase Knob looks northeast and shows the mountain view along with current weather conditions.

View the Purchase Knob camera

13. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

If a penguin cam doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I’m not sure what will.

Watch these flightless birds play around in the water at Ripley’s and check in on your friends if you can’t make it to the aquarium in person.

View the Ripley’s penguin cam

14. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster

The panoramic view from Rowdy Bear gives viewers an up close and personal view of the track at Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park in Gatlinburg.

A panoramic shot of Rowdy Bear shows viewers the track as well as nearby landmarks.

View the Rowdy Bear webcam

15. Twin Creeks (GSMNP)

The Twin Creeks camera offers a view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at an elevation of about 1,932 feet.

This view is updated about every 15 minutes.

View the Twin Creeks camera

16. WATE

WATE also offers views of Pigeon Forge from their towercam, which is a great way to check current weather conditions of the area.

View the WATE webcam

17. WonderWorks Pigeon Forge

The WonderWorks webcam is a view of their building and its parking lot. So, if you’re considering a day at WonderWorks, the WonderWorks webcam can offer some insight to how crowded it might be.

View the WonderWorks webcam

What’s your favorite live view of the Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County? Let us know in the comments!

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Fun Facts About Pigeon Forge

Things to know about Pigeon Forge

Whether you’ve been bringing your families here to vacation for many years or if you’ve just been introduced to this beautiful mountain town, there’s always something new to see and explore in the area.

  • The first part of Pigeon Forge’s name comes from the Little Pigeon River, which got its name from the many passenger pigeons that once roosted on the banks of the river. The second part of the name comes from an iron forge that was built by Isaac Love in 1817. The forge is located near the Old Mill.
  • The city has around 7,000 permanent residents but there are millions of visitors to this well-loved city each year. Pigeon Forge is home to lots of great attractions such as Dollywood, countless dinner theatres, the great outdoors in the Smoky Mountains and so much more, it’s easy to see why Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular family vacation destinations in the Southeast.
  • The city is 33 miles southeast of Knoxville, four miles south of Sevierville, and five miles north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. It’s also one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world. And it’s a great place to spot a variety of wildlife, with over 400 species of animals that live in the park.
  • How did the Smoky Mountains get their name? The first settlers to inhabit the portion of the Appalachian Mountains now known as the Smokies were the Cherokee who called the place Shaconage, which means ‘place of blue smoke.’
  • Located within Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Clingman’s Dome. Standing at 6,643 feet, it’s the highest point in Tennessee and the third highest point in the eastern United States. An observation tower is located at the end of the half-mile paved trail, where visitors can see for hundreds of miles on a clear day.
  • Cade’s Cove is the most visited area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as one of the most historic areas. The area is home to cabins, barns, gristmills, stores and other buildings constructed by early settlers, before the area became a national park.
  • Dollywood is one of the most visited attractions in Tennessee. It is open from late March through December and attracts more than 2 million guests each year. And Dolly Parton, herself, still makes guest appearances to the city each year.
  • The Dollywood theme park was originally an attraction named Rebel Railroad and included a steam engine, general store, blacksmith shop and saloon. The attraction became Goldrush Junction in 1970 and then Silver Dollar City in 1976. It wasn’t until 1986 that the park was rebranded as Dollywood.
  • Flags from all 50 states and the branches of the armed forces fly in Patriot Park. There is also a replica Liberty Bell and a Patriot Missile that was used in the first Gulf War.
  • The Historic Old Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is the most historic building in Pigeon Forge. The mill was built in 1830 and is still in operation today. The mill was constructed in 1830 and was used to power electricity for the city until 1935. Today it is still used to grind grains that are sold in the Old Mill General Store and the Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen.
  • Pigeon Forge is home to one of only two TITANIC museums in the United States. Guests at the TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge are invited to explore the twenty dramatically lit galleries, touch a growing iceberg, experience 28-degree water, sit in an actual size lifeboat, see the only actual TITANIC photos that exist on display and much more.
  • Pigeon Forge is home to several award-winning shows and theatres that deliver world-class entertainment year-round such as Country Tonite Theatre, The Comedy Barn Theater and Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. And for those that prefer a hearty meal alongside their entertainment, you’ll find that too at Pigeon Forge dinner shows such as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud and Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.
  • You can capture a true feel for “mountain living” by staying in one of the many area cabins or chalets in Pigeon Forge.
  • Pigeon Forge is also home to one of five Margaritaville hotels in the United States. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Island Hotel is the perfect setting to escape the everyday, discover a new outlook, and just chill. In addition, Pigeon Forge is also home to Margaritaville Island Inn.
  • You’ll find a total of 8 pancakes houses located throughout Pigeon Forge. After all, who doesn’t love some good pancakes for breakfast? Check out this list of some of our favorite places to eat pancakes in Pigeon Forge.
  • The trolley in Pigeon Forge will take you through the city for $1 per ride or $3 for an all day pass! So, park your car and then sit back and relax and let the trolley do the driving for you. You can also ride to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country in style aboard a trolley, fares are $2.50.

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Pigeon Forge Snow

I made an appointment for my children at Pigeon Forge Snow. They were probably in their late teens. When we pulled up, there were all of these little kids waiting in line. My kids got kind of embarresed and asked about the age. However, they had a blast. All the little kids parents were sliding too.

I would suggest going on less crowded week days so you get more sliding time and less time in line. There is a conveyor belt which you stand on with your tube so you don’t have to carry the tube up steps.

My husband loved that the temperature in there was very cool and not hot at all.

Pigeon Forge Snow – 2021 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go | Tours & Tickets (with Photos) – Tripadvisor

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Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge TN

Have you ever wanted to go skydiving? Are you afraid to jump out of the plane? Are you afraid of heights? This indoor skydiving may be just the compromise.

Flyaway is a vertical wind tunnel where you can test your skills in the sport of bodyflight. After a quick class, an instructors will help you leave the ground and learn how to fly! This may be your once in a lifetime “bucket list” experience. Flyaway is America’s first windtunnel.

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving | Indoor Skydiving – Pigeon Forge, TN

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