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THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN WHEEL

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SEASONAL / PART-TIME / FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Combo Tickets

Get Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Combo Tickets and save up to $6.00 per person! Click here to book online!

Group PRICING

Group pricing is available for Groups of 15 or more. To receive group rate, you must pre-pay at time of booking. Tickets will be available for pick-up by designee at Guest Services located in the Ticket Center. To book your group call 865-286-0700 ext. 222 or click here.

WHEEL FACTS

  • 200 Feet Tall
  • 42 Gondolas with All Glass
  • Climate Controlled Comfort
  • Seating up to 8 (6 adults)
  • Experience Multiple Revolutions
  • All Ages Can Ride
  • VIP Experience Available
  • Scenic Views of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Spectacular Night Ride
  • 1 Million LED lights
  • Handicapped Accessible

RIDE SOUVENIR PHOTOS

Smoky Mountain Sunshades is located in space #3105 between The Fudgery and Cinnabon. We carry a wide selection of name brand sunglasses such as Oakley, Ray Ban, Maui Jim, and Costa, as well as, reasonably priced sunglasses and accessories. We also feature Southern Tide apparel and accessories as well as souvenir t-shirts and hats. There is something for everyone!

VIP EXPERIENCE

When visiting The Island in Pigeon Forge, the experience would not be complete without entering The Island Trading Post. We offer a fun-filled atmosphere with a huge selection of incredible souvenirs including gifts, candy, toys, sauces, jams, jellies, tees, sweets and so much more. We have something for every member of the family and all of your friends! We invite you to stop in and say ‘hello’ and meet our friendly, professional staff at The Island Trading Post.

WEATHER/REFUND POLICY

It was 1980 when A.C. Marshall revolutionized the time honored tradition of making fudge with the grand opening of the world’s very first Fudgery. With its copper kettles and marble slabs, the store looked like a fudge shop, but it sure didn’t sound like one…With the ringing of a big brass bell, “Papa Fudge” Marshall lured beach-goers into that first store with a unique mix of singing, showmanship, and the best fudge the world has ever know. And the show has never stopped.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.

Where can I buy tickets?


A.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Center on the Island in Pigeon Forge adjacent to the attraction. If interested in a VIP ticket, please inform the ticket seller.

Q.

Can I reserve a Gondola for a specific time?


A.

We do not accept reservations. All rides are served on a first come first served basis.

Q.

How many people can fit inside a Gondola at one time?


A.

Each Gondola can typically fit 6 adults or a combination of adults and children up to 8. There is a weight limit of 1,200 lbs.

Q.

Can pregnant women or infants ride?


A.

The ride is a controlled, smooth experience that accommodates all people. While infants ride for free, you still need a ticket for the infant. It is not recommended that pregnant women ride but may choose to on their own accord.

Q.

Can I bring my pet on the ride?


A.

Sorry, we like those family members but do not permit animals of any kind.

Q.

Can I wait to ride alone in my own Gondola?


A.

Typically, we have many riders patiently waiting for their turn to ride. As a result, occasionally you may be required to ride with other parties to accommodate those patiently waiting to ride.

Q.

Do you permit food or drink on the ride?


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In an effort to help keep all gondolas clean and safe, we do not allow eating or drinking on the ride.

Q.

Do you have wheelchair access?


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Yes, we are able to access the Gondolas with a wheelchair. Disabled persons must be able to enter on their own or be with a companion for assistance.

Q.

How long is a ride?


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Ride times vary but are a minimum of 3 revolutions.

Q.

Can I buy a souvenir from my experience on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel?


A.

Yes! No experience is complete without a visit to our Great Smoky Mountain Wheel gift shop located

across from the exit. There are a variety of souvenirs and gifts for the memories to continue.