Get ready, new attractions are opening soon in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg!
The Smokies is home to a booming tourist industry, so it’s no surprise that new businesses are seemingly popping up on a regular basis.
As of December 2021, here’s a list of the new attractions that are coming soon (or have recently opened) in the Great Smoky Mountains area. We will continue to update this list as new announcements become available.
1. SkyLand Ranch (2022)
The 100-acre SkyLand Ranch will be the first-of-its-kind entertainment venue in Sevierville when it opens in 2022.
The attraction will feature a chairlift, a mountain coaster, canopy walks, a suspended bridge, shops, restaurants and live entertainment.
SkyLand Ranch is the brainchild of Mark and Lisa Wiliford. The couple also owns both the Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge and the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg.
2. Guy Fieri’s Flavortown (2022)
The Mountain Mile announced last April that Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown will be coming soon to its complex in Pigeon Forge.
This facility will be an entire 43,000-square-foot family entertainment center, complete with 14 lane bowling alleys, arcade games and a full-service Tiki bar.
The official opening date has not yet been announced but is expected to take place in January of 2022.
3. Dollywood’s New Wildwood Grove Attraction (2023)
When The Dollywood Company recently announced a half-a-billion dollar investment. The news focused on the resorts, including the new HeartSong Lodge & Resort.
But during the announcement, they also touched on a brand new “record-breaking” attraction for Dolly’s namesake theme park.
That attraction is set to open in 2023.
While The Dollywood Company has remained tight-lipped on the details, site plans recently submitted to the city of Pigeon Forge reveal a proposed track with a coaster-like structure that wraps around Wildwood Grove.
4. Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort (2023)
The Dollywood Company recently announced a half-a-billion dollar investment strategy that will take place over the course of the next decade in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area.
The investment will include four new resorts, a campground and the aforementioned “record-breaking” attraction for the park.
The first project will be the 302-room Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, set to open in 2023.
Dollywood also recently filed for a trademark on the name “Dollywood’s SongTeller Resort,” although no formal announcement has been made about SongTeller.
5. Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort (Open Now)
Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort is a new glamping attraction located behind Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tenn.
The resort launched with a soft opening back in November, and plans for a grand opening in March of 2022.
A variety of glamping options will be available at this unique location including tipis, covered wagons and small cabins.
The resort also has plans to add treehouses to that list further down the line.
All options are climate-controlled and come with electricity and internet.
At the time of this writing, prices range from $185-$199 per night.
6. Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark (Open Now)
Rowdy Bear in Pigeon Forge has transformed into Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark for the winter.
In addition to the park’s popular year-round attractions (which include a laser gun coaster, a power coaster and outdoor axe throwing), this winter, their outdoor tubing has transformed into a mini winter wonderland.
Their new outdoor snow tubing hill features multiple lanes and a 70-foot drop.
But be warned, Rowdy Bear’s new snow tubing attraction has been quite popular since opening earlier this season. This means availability may be limited. So you may want to call ahead before planning your trip at 865-936-7416.
Do you know of an attraction coming soon to the Smokies? Which attraction are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.