Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Pigeon Forge Makes Strides in Opening Attractions As Tennessee Slowly Reopens

What a fascinating time to be in the attractions industry. States are slowly starting to ease up on stay-at-home restrictions. With that, comes the opening of attractions (and eventually) theme parks. As we stated a few weeks ago, Pigeon Forge is the first tourist-driven town in the United States to slowly reopen their attractions and

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Pigeon Forge Announces More Business Reopenings, Some Push Back Plus New Guidelines

With the stay-at-home order for Tennessee being lifted on May 1st, many businesses throughout the state are preparing for reopening. This means that out of all the major tourist destinations in the country, Pigeon Forge will be the first to slowly reopen its doors to not only locals but tourists looking to take in some

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Harry Potter Studio Tour Rumored To Be Headed to Tokyo

The Harry Potter Studio Tour is one of London’s top attractions. Since opening in 2013, it has grown and expanded to include new scenes, props and interactive experiences. Now it seems that there could be another Harry Potter Studio Tour opening in Tokyo by 2023! For those unfamiliar with the Harry Potter Studio Tour, it

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Dubai Set To Open World’s Tallest Observation Wheel October 2020

As observation wheels slowly take over the planet, we have yet another one opening in 2020. Expected to open ahead of the Dubai Expo, this observation wheel will be the largest in the world. Currently, the record holder belongs to the High Roller in Las Vegas at 167 meters. However, the new Ain Dubai (translated:

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Cirque Du Soleil’s “R.U.N.” Opens To Terrible (And Suspiciously Positive) Reviews

Las Vegas is an ever-changing landscape of new restaurants, slot machines, hotels and entertainment. Cirque du Soleil for years has dominated the strip with a whopping seven shows for quite some time now. Their newest show “R.U.N”, which has been in previews for weeks and officially opening November 14, has gotten some scathing feedback online

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Cast of Comedy Warehouse Return to New Show on International Drive in Orlando

Thanks to the express consent of the commissioner of baseball, the cast of Pleasure Island’s Comedy Warehouse is back in Orlando performing improv! Personally, out of anything that I miss at Pleasure Island, Comedy Warehouse was the top of that list. To be fair, those talented performers from the Pleasure Island days of Walt Disney

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Would You Cross The Longest Suspension Bridge in The United States?

I’ve always been a fan of scenic attractions. I’m a big fan of observation towers, scenic chairlifts and anything that gives me a view from of an entire city. However, there was something unnerving about crossing the longest suspension bridge in the United States. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge sits at the top

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Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Offers Spooky Additions for Fall

My personal favorite attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee continues to be Anakeesta. They truly have the most breathtaking views of the Great Smokey Mountains once you reach the top of the mountain via chairlift. What I continue to admire, is their commitment to “plussing” the park every time I come back. This visit, there were a

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Unique History Lessons at The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater in Pigeon Forge

Truth be told, I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater in Pigeon Forge. Every time I’m in this area, it’s overwhelming to keep track of all the new attractions, shows and restaurants that constantly open up in this area.  Before we dive in, I need to make

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Exploring Hunger Games: The Exhibition on The Las Vegas Strip

Recently I got a chance to visit a unique attraction on the Las Vegas strip, Hunger Games: The Exhibition! Tucked away in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Hunger Games: The Exhibition is part interactive museum and part behind-the-scenes exhibit on the making of the film franchise. Upon arriving, guests get to choose from one

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