The Island in Pigeon Forge has family fun activities where you can stay, play, eat, and relax without breaking the bank!
On our vacation in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we were looking for a spot where we could have some fun, grab some food and drinks and explore for an afternoon or two. Luckily for us, we found The Island in Pigeon Forge! This spot had everything we were looking for and more and wanted to share what we did and some insider tips to maximize your time there without breaking the bank!
The icon of The Island in Pigeon Forge is the Great Smokey Mountain Wheel, which sits towering above the location. This observation wheel takes riders up 200 feet above the location to give riders one of the most iconic views of Pigeon Forge, TN, and the Great Smokey Mountains! The gondolas are enclosed and air-conditioned for your comfort while giving you a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas! We road this ride multiple times on the trip at different times of the day to get a day and nighttime view!
We also had a great time on The Island Ropes Course! This ropes course was designed for the entire family! Our youngest enjoyed the Sky Tykes course, which is designed for kids under 48 inches to enjoy some of the activities and challenges at a lower height without feeling out of place and included in the fun!
Mandee and I took our challenge up to the top with 3 levels of fun, 2 zip lines, and the free fall which gives you the jump of a lifetime while you free fall (safely) to the ground from the top of the course!
There were other rides and fun activities around the complex as well including a roller coaster, drop tower, the Thunderdome which is a bungee jump trampoline, and more!
Lastly, I wanted to let you in on one of the biggest secrets of The Island in Pigeon Forge! They have an Unlimited Rides Pass which gives you access to the rides. For just 10 bucks more a person a chance to have a great time on The Island Ropes Course! The rides that are included are:
The Flying Horse Carousel
Twist N Shout
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Spinning Parrots Coaster
And if you purchase the pass for a day, you get another day for free! Where else in Pigeon Forge can you get this type of family fun for that low of a price!
To learn more about the family fun of The Island in Pigeon Forge and to see what else this amazing location has to offer, check out their website here!