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Support Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Families and Tourism

Waking up on November 29, 2016, I was overwhelmed with the news from Gatlinburg, Tenn. Wildfires had raged across eastern Tennessee and were burning down homes, businesses and much of the Smokey Mountain National Park I had grown up with as a kid. If you’ve never been to the Smokey Mountains and visited the Gatlinburg

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Dollywood Prepares for Fall 2016

No matter how many parks I’ve visited around the world, none come close to the jaw dropping beauty of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I recently got a chance to visit Dollywood for the first time in several years.  The park is preparing for its Harvest Celebration and it looks amazing. Scattered around the main

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Dollywood Gives Details on Lightning Rod – World’s First Launched Wooden Coaster

Attendees of the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) got a special treat today when we got a sneak preview of the new coaster opening up at Dollywood in Spring 2016, Lightning Rod! Being designed and built by Rocky Mountain Construction, Lightning Rod will feature 3,800 feet of track at a top speed

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Does Religion Have A Place In Theme Parks?

Every year, the first Friday and Saturday of September are reserved for Christian rock events in Orlando Theme Parks. Night of Joy at the Magic Kingdom and Rock The Universe at Universal Studios Florida both book the top contemporary acts in Christian music to the delight of thousands of believers who load up church busses

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Hard Rock Park 9: Why The Park Did Not Fail

After creating a unique product in a heavily visited tourist market, Hard Rock Park closed in September of 2008, despite the work the creative team put into the project. Find out reasons the park did NOT close before you find out why it did.

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