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Whats New in Pigeon ForgeHere you can find Pigeon Forge news about what's happening in our Smoky Mountain city. You can also find a full listing of Pigeon Forge events on our calendar. Any time of year is perfect for a vacation, reunion, or retreat to Pigeon Forge! After all, our town is "The Center of Fun In The Smokies!" With great lodging, attractions, and restaurants, Pigeon Forge is group-friendly, affordable and easily accessible.

Details about all aspects of Pigeon Forge news are available by calling 1-800-251-9100. You can also learn more about what's new in Pigeon Forge by signing up for our eNewsletter and visiting our press room!

RiverRush at Dollywood's Splash Country

In May of 2013, Tennessee's first and only water coaster will be opening at Dollywood's Splash Country! On the RiverRush you'll travel along a track of power climbs, plunging drops, hairpin turns and dark tunnels, all with more than a splash of rushing water.

Great American Summer at Dollywood 

June 22, 2013 starts off six weeks of extended operating hours at Dollywood! Each day at 10 a.m. there will be a live performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" and a music-synchronized fireworks display called "Dolly's Nights of Many Colors" will close the days at 10 p.m.

Year of the Titanic Children

2013 has been designated as, "The Year of the Titanic Children" by the Titanic Museum Attraction. The attraction will feature exhibits and events that pay tribute to the 133 children who were passengers on the famous ship.

Wonders of Flight at WonderWorks

WonderWorks, launched the new ride they have been working with Aerophile on. This new ride, Wonders of Flight, will lift up to 30 passengers at a time 400 feet into the air to get a larger view the Smoky Mountains.

Blake Jones Racing Center

Looking for some NASCAR entertainment? Go to the new attraction, Blake Jones Racing Center and drive go karts on a slick, indoor track. Plus there are bumper cars!

FunSpot Family Action Park

Formerly known as the Smoky Mountain Speed Park, and now completely renovated, FunStop Family Action Park is a great new Parkway attraction! There are three new go kart tracks and even a zip line, joining the popular SlingShot and SkyScraper.

Sugar Hollow Wedding Chapel

This quaint chapel is the perfect place for an intimate, romantic wedding or marriage vow renewal.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Opening in the spring of 2013 will be the Great Smoky Mountains Skywheel! Ride within a gondola as it raises 200 feet in the air for a treetop view of the town and the Smoky Mountains.

Places to Dine

Pigeon Forge welcomes the following new dining establishments: Dunkin' Donuts, Firehouse Subs, Froyoz, Gigi's Cupcakes, Mafia House Pizza, Roma's Pizza & Subs, Sweet Frog, Villas Zapata Mexican Cantina, and Cheddar's Casual Café.