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“Where Fun Comes Full Circle” Behind the Scenes of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

August 17, 2020

Learn why the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is one of the most visited attractions in the Smokies and add a ride aboard The Wheel to your visit!

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Taste of Summer!

July 22, 2020

Refuel and recharge with delicious summer treats at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Here are a few suggested summer treats for your visit to Pigeon Forge!

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COVID-19 UPDATE

July 10, 2020

Following the Safer at Home order, The Island offers its Reopening Strategy

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Start Planning Your Island Day at The Island in Pigeon Forge

June 4, 2020

Plan Your Island Day Surrounded by Pigeon Forge’s attractions, The Island is a destination that has long appealed to locals and visitors alike! With so much to do, The Island has made it easy for you to make the most out of your trip. Before you make the journey to Pigeon Forge, plan your Island […]

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A Tribute to Doc’s Magic Shop

August 19, 2019

When our children learn that the seemingly impossible is actually more possible than we imagine, just think of all the change our world could see! Teaching children to put the power of possibility into their own hands is vital in raising up a generation of dreamers and doers. Magic teaches us that imagination is just […]

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New Exhibit: Alcatraz East Crime Museum

August 6, 2019

Hailing at the entrance to The Island in Pigeon Forge, Alcatraz East Crime Museum boasts interactive exhibits and original artifacts from events throughout the history of crime in the United States. The museum has something for all ages, spanning from educational exhibits about our justice system and forensics to historical accounts of infamous criminals. The […]

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Top 10 Amusement Parks in the US

July 30, 2019

For the second year in a row, The Island in Pigeon Forge has been ranked as the 6th Best Amusement Park in the US and the 9th Best Amusement Park in the World according to TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor’s list is determined by an algorithm based on quantity and quality of reviews as well as members’ rating. […]

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Opening 2021: Flying Theatre Ride

July 10, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Island in Pigeon Forge, recently named the country’s sixth best amusement park by TripAdvisor, will soon soar to new heights with the addition of a world class flying theater experience. The $20 million investment will combine a state-of-the-art ride system and a custom film featuring some of the nation’s most beautiful […]

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