Tourist Tuesday: July 23

MagiQuest in Pigeon Forge, TNThis week’s guests for our Tourist Tuesday feature hail from Selma, Alabama. Greg and Hope Perloff brought their son, daughter-in-law, and their three grandchildren with them to vacation in Pigeon Forge.

I met Greg and Hope while they were catching a short break away from the rest of their crew early one morning out to get breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant. They said they’ve been to Pigeon Forge three times themselves but this is the first time they’ve brought the rest of their family.

“We’ve been to Dollywood and Dixie Stampede so far; and he (Greg) took the kids to MagiQuest yesterday and they loved it so much we’re gonna take them back tomorrow,” said Hope.

MagiQuest is an interactive adventure game located in the giant medieval-looking castle on the Parkway across from Walden’s Landing. It’s really popular with a lot of kids because the activities and “adventures” offered are so in-depth that they can be continued across multiple visits.

“The kids have had a blast. They’re gonna ask to come back with us next year too I’m sure,” says Greg. “Which is great, but we also like to catch some times like this morning where we can get out and enjoy a nice restaurant meal on our own.”

I asked if the Perloff family had anything else on their schedule for this week and the grandparents were quick to point out that the schedule was jam-packed. “We’ve got things planned every day,” said Hope. “We’ve got to ride the (Great Smoky Mountain) wheel at some point and I think we’re going to drive up to the mountains too.”

As the Perloff’s point out, almost every vacation to Pigeon Forge is action packed because there are so many different things to do. Greg and Hope can also testify to the fact that every age group will be able to find something that they love here in The Land of More.