Have you ever been to Wilderness Wildlife Week? We would love to hear about it! We’re looking for a guest blogger to share their experiences at previous Wilderness Wildlife Week activities. You can blog about any or all the activities and events you participated in. Please email guest blog submissions email@example.com, see our previous guest blogger entry here. We will also be looking for a guest blogger to cover their experiences at the 2011 Wilderness Wildlife Week (so if you plan to go, take good notes!) Keep an eye out after Jan. 17 for a chance to send in your submission.
If you’ve never been to or even heard of Wilderness Wildlife Week here’s a little info about what we’ve got planned for 2011…
This year Wilderness Wildlife Week has added lots of new classes and workshops to their list for 2011! Of these great new classes include photo exhibits, hands on photography sessions and a chance to tape your favorite Pigeon Forge memory. There is a very extensive list of fun, educational and interesting classes and workshops planned for the 21st anniversary of Wilderness Wildlife Week! Remember, all the events happening during Wilderness Wildlife Week are FREE! If you’ve never been, start planning your trip today and see why Wilderness Wildlife Week has been a Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” 10 times now. We hope you can join in on this week of fun in the Smokies! Be sure to check out the full list of workshops and the scheduled hikes.
East Tennessee doesn’t get too much snow, so it’s a pretty big deal when there’s talk of a white Christmas. This year, it wasn’t all talk, we ended up seeing a lot of snow all across East Tennessee! Most, if not all of Sevier County had snow on the ground. There was around 2 inches around most parts of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Gatlinburg and the National Park saw a little more. The Sugarlands Visitor Center reported 2 – 3 inches of snow and 3 – 5 inches in the mountains. Not only was the snow on the ground Christmas morning, but kept coming down all weekend! There was steady snowfall throughout Christmas day, night and throughout the day on Sunday. The totals for the entire weekend are as follows: Sevierville, 4 inches, Gatlinburg and Sugarlands Visitor Center, 6 inches, Cades Cove, 8 inches and Mount LeConte, 12 inches.
We were very lucky to have a white Christmas in Pigeon Forge and Sevier County. The weekend snow was a fun and festive addition to the Sevier County area’s holiday weekend! We hope you were safe and warm wherever you may have been this Christmas weekend.
PigeonForge.com would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas! We hope everyone is enjoying themselves this holiday weekend where ever you may be. If you happen to be in thePigeon Forge area we hope you are enjoying the Winterfest lights and are taking full advantage of all the fun things Pigeon Forge has to offer this holiday season!
Whatever it is you decide to do this weekend we hope you have a wonderful time and we would love to hear your stories and see your photos! Be sure to “like” us on facebook and share all your favorite Pigeon Forge stories with us and other Pigeon Forge lovers! Now, if you’re just dying for a winter trip to the Smokies, be sure to take a look at our great Vacation Packages and start planning today!
The Hollywood Wax Museum that was on the parkway in Gatlinburg closed this year. The NEW Hollywood Wax Museum is set to open in Pigeon Forge in the Spring of 2012 in the building the Dinosaur Walk Museum previously occupied. This upgrade for the Hollywood Wax Museum is going to huge. With a $15 million investment, the building will be moving into a three story building with 30,000 square feet.
The inside of the museum will be much like the previous museum where guests will be able to view replicas of scenes from movies and even pose for pictures in some of them. There will also be a third-floor Hollywood Events Room available for large groups and events.
The exterior is where a lot of the work will be done. There will be a model of the New York skyline where King Kong is scaling one of the sky scrapers. You will also see a replica of the famous “Hollywood” sign and Hollywood’s take on Mount Rushmore with the faces of Hollywood icons John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland and Charlie Chaplin. The Chrysler Building and Hollywood Sign will be functional additions to the museum. Guests will be able to ride to the top of the tower for a panoramic view and the design incorporates scenes from movies where the building was featured. Parts of the Hollywood Sign will be windows in the Hollywood Events Room.
The Hollywood Wax Museum also has a chain in Branson MO and officials are excited to replicate that success in a new building with a third more space. They think Pigeon Forge is the perfect place for this new museum and we couldn’t agree more!
Tennessee Shindig plans to open three more theaters along with a new indoor waterpark that will adjoin Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge.
One of the shows will be a 750-seat theater that will host a new dinner attraction with a swashbuckling theme to be named Pirate’s Treasure Feast. The show will include song and dance, with a meal provided by the adjacent Wood Grill Buffet. In the mornings, Davis promised a “distinctly unique” breakfast show in the same space.
In a smaller, 300-seat venue a show with a Christian theme will be presented. Meanwhile, the existing 990-seat theater that hosts Tennessee Shindig will remain, as will the show itself, though the stage there will be expanded some and a couple of new shows will be offered at different times. Among those are one that borrows from the talent of Stuart’s Vegas performers and another that Davis hopes will draw talent from across the country.