April 29, 2013

Vintage photo of ferris wheelFamilies that love to visit the Tennessee Smoky Mountains area each summer will love the Pigeon Forge TN new attraction opening Summer 2013. The Island is a family-friendly destination providing all they need for a spectacular day including dining, shopping, and entertainment options right at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

One of the first parts of The Island at Pigeon Forge TN that visitors will take notice of is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. It is 200 feet tall, adorned with a bright LED light show and gives visitors the best view of the city from the top. The wheel has 42 gondolas that can fit up to eight people and all ages are allowed to ride, which means the whole family can experience the first ride together. The all-glass structure of the gondola doesn’t let you miss a single view. The gondolas are also climate controlled, making a ride on even the hottest days comfortable and fun. Each ride is three full revolutions of the wheel, giving you time to view the city from every angle.

If you are looking for a more spectacular ride, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel also provides nighttime rides to see the bright lights of the city or you can also arrange for a VIP experience on the wheel. The VIP experience is for groups of four who want luxury accommodations on their ride. VIPs get to go to the front of the line and ride in style with the wheel’s VIP gondola. This gondola has red leather seats and a glass floor to see the city from every angle. VIP guests also get to stay on the ride for two extra revolutions and receive complimentary souvenirs at the end of the ride.

The Island, with its fantastic wheel, bright lights and great entertainment options will be a must-see this summer when you bring your family to Pigeon Forge.