Tag Archives: Attractions

New Playground Area at The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing

The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing has announced the addition of  “Pirate Ship” playground. Surveys of previous guests indicated a desire for a play area for smaller children, preferably one that would not involve swimming. After presenting these survey results at the annual Home Owners Association meeting , the association elected to purchase the attraction.  The new “Pirate Ship” playground will be located between the outdoor pools and the building housing the front desk office. This dry play area will add to the many amenities already located at The Resort. Installation has already begun with completion targeting April 1st.

Pirate Ship Playground

Pirate Ship Playground

*Please note this is a manufacture’s sales brochure image, actual playground may differ*

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Again in 2011 Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is at TN Smokies Stadium in Sevierville, TN. With hundreds of thousands of lights programmed to music, this is a “can’t miss” experience for the family during the holidays.
While taking in the light show the children will enjoy “Santa’s Village” with a free petting zoo. There are also pony and camel rides, photos with Santa, and festive refreshments.
Hours are dusk to 10PM. Fees schedule.

Local Corn Mazes

Today’s Knoxville News Sentinel has a nice article on corn mazes in their life section. They list local corn mazes with two located in Sevierville.Corn_Maze The Apple Valley Corn Maze is located at 460 Lonesome Valley Rd. and the Kyker Farms Corn Maze is at 938 Alder Branch Road. So if you are visiting the Smokies this fall and looking for some fun family activities give these a visit.

New Dinner Show in the Smokies to Open Aug. 26

The new Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show will open Aug. 26 on the parkway in Pigeon Forge. The show will feature both actors and professional lumberjack athletes, some of whom have been seen on ESPN. The athletes, in head-to-head competition, will participate in log-rolling, boom-running, speed climbing and wood chopping.

Lumberjack Feud

Lumberjack Feud

The show, in its new 26,000 square foot arena, will be based loosely on this area’s logging business as the woodlands were transformed in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With three different price plans guests can choose from a show-only option, a snack-lunch ticket, or the full dinner show. The full dinner show option will include chicken breast, ribs, several sides, dessert, and a beverage.

Adjoining the theater’s retail & ticket center is the new Smoky Mountain Forestry History Center. The museum will highlight the area’s history beginning with native inhabitants continuing with the pioneers & homesteaders in the Smokies during the early days of the logging industry.

For show times and further information go to lumberjackfeud.com.

2011 Dollywood & NASCAR Speedpark Packages

The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing now has rates loaded for Dollywood and NASCAR Speedpark for the 2011 season. This year guest will have the ability to build their own custom package to either or both parks.

Just go to our on-line booking engine, choose your dates and applicable rate type (our standard every day rate is called Rack, if you are a member of AAA, AARP, own a business or are a government employee you may select those applicable discounted rates). If available you will be offered the opportunity to upgrade, and then a box will appear where you can add tickets or other items. Look for the appropriate logo and select the type of tickets needed. (If you require more than 4 tickets of any certain type select 4 and then you will be able to add additional tickets).

Nascar Speedpark tickets are available beginning March 15 and Dollywood tickets starting March. 26th.
Currently we also have Rainforest Adventure tickets available and expect to add more attractions in the near future. The Resort aims to help you have an enjoyable vacation here in the Smokies, as we are passing on the savings that we receive from local attractions to you our guest.

Construction of Dollywood’s “Barnstormer” on Schedule

A recent article in the Mountain Press stated the Dollywood’s new ride, the “Barnstormer”, should be ready by opening day. The ride is reminiscent of the stunts preformed by 1930s bi-plane pilots.

The new ride will accommodate 32 riders at one time and reach a height of 81feet with speeds up to 45mph. The ride is also ADA accessible as Dollywood has taken great strides to ensure those with disabilities can elect to enjoy the park. The “Barnstorms” is the fourth attraction that Dollywood has had manufactures modify so that it would be ADA accessible.

Season pass holders will have the opportunity to try the new ride March 25, with it opening to the general public on the park’s scheduled opening day March 26. Season pass holders will also be able to ride the “Barnstormer” one hour prior to the parks normal opening time in April, as it will be the parks featured attraction that month.

Holiday Light Display at The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

This year The Resort features a synchronized Christmas light display for this year’s Winterfest. The computer generated display, about 18 minutes in length, begins each evening at 6PM and then runs every half hour with the final showing at 9:30PM.

The display is the work of two brothers Nick & Alex Miller.  Nick is a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, and Alex is a senior at Pigeon Forge High School. Nick handled the computer programming and assisted Alex, who has been the troubleshooter for the project, with set up.

The display is free to guests and the general public, with ample parking nearby.

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

Just minutes from Sevierville in what was the community of Harrisburg sits a 135 year old covered bridge. According to the TN. Department of Transportation the Harrisburg Covered Bridge is just one of four remaining in the state. The other three bridges are located in Bible, Parks and Elizabethton.
The Harrisburg Bridge was originally the McNutt’s Bridge, which was destroyed by flooding in 1875. Early Brothers, who relocated to the area after the Civil War, rebuilt the bridge which spans the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River. After many years of being in a state of disrepair the county, with both federal and state funding, repaired and reopened the bridge in December of 2004.
The Harrisburg Covered Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

135 Year Old Harrisburg Covered Bridge

135 Year Old Harrisburg Covered Bridge

Interior of Harrisburg Covered bridge

Interior of Harrisburg Covered bridge

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium

Shadrack Watersports & RV will again host its Christmas Wonderland at TN Smokies Stadium in Sevierville. This honored Christmas LED light show, synchronized to music of the season, is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Enjoy this nearly one mile long exhibit from the comfort of your own vehicle. Guests will be instructed to tune their radio to the local broadcast as thousands of lights blink to Christmas music. The entire display takes about 20 minutes to view. Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium will open Nov. 12 and run through January 2nd, hours are 6-10PM. For further information, schedule, and rates go to shadrock.com.

Five Oaks Riding Stable to add Zip Lines

Five Oaks Riding Stables, located in Sevierville across from Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Center, is in the process of adding zip lines to go along with the stables. Installation has already begun as the towers, manufactured off site, are already at the location. Construction is scheduled to be completed in June and the attraction will change its name to the Adventure Park at Five Oaks.