What's New In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, For 2010


(NAPSA)—Thejoy of an entertainment-driven resort town is that each year brings new diversions. That’s truly the case this year in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where Dollywood’s silver anniversary, a Titanic museum and abundant new theater activity fill the calendar. Dollywood, which celebrates the heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains, marks its 25th season with Adventure Mountain, a twoacre expanse of 140 skill-testing rope trails, net ladders, swinging bridges, flying islands, pulleys, moving beams and a tire traverse. The biggest challenges take you 90 feet up in theair. The adjacent Dollywood’s Splash Country water park adds Slick Rock Racer, a multilane mat slide. Riders travel 300 feet head first in channels that include a speed-building initial dip. The Travel Channel twice named Splash Country a Top 10 water park. The Titanic Museum Attraction may be the most unexpected addition to a mountain town.It’s a $25 million, half-scale, permanent, three-deck reproduction of the illfated ship. It displays hundreds of priceless artifacts in more than 20 galleries that include replicas of the “Grand Staircase,”a first-class suite, a third-class cabin and the bridge. Interactive touches in clude feeling an iceberg, climbing into a lifeboat and testing 28degree water. Live entertainmentis a big part in Pigeon Forge, and the biggest new showis the Miracle Theater’s lavish presentation of the Broadway hit “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The theater’s original production, “The Miracle,” is the matinee feature. The Broadway hit “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is just part of the entertainment available in one fun town in Tennessee. Magic is the trick at two theaters. The “Wonders of Magic” matinee show in the WonderWorks Imagination Theater stars Terry Evanswood, the youngest illusionist to perform at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, while Sean-Paul the Magic Man, his telepathic wife Juliane and Frankie the Monkeystar in a new production at the Magic Beyond Belief Theater on the Parkway. Also on the Parkway, the Tennessee Shindig’s new headliners include multiple Elvis Presleys, The Beatles and Michael Jackson —or, more accurately, artists paying high tribute to them and other legends from country, Motown and pop. Since a vacation requires a dining experience, the newest one is the Partridge & Pear at the Incredible Christmas Place, the year-round Christmas emporium. Count on good desserts—the dessert baker is the chef’s mother. For more details, visit www.MyPigeonForge.com and toll-free at (800) 251-9100.