6 new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg in 2022-2023

Left, SkyLand Ranch. Right, Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort

SkyLand Ranch (left) is expected to open in Sevierville this Spring. Smoky Hollow (right) is open now (photos courtesy of SkyLand Ranch and Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort)

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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.

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SkyLand Ranch is set to open in the spring of 2022 in Sevierville (rendering by SkyLand Ranch)

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.

Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge
Downtown Flavortown is coming soon to Pigeon Forge, TN (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)

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.

Read Also: SNEAK PEEK: Downtown Flavortown coming soon to Pigeon Forge

Dollywood tips and tricks
While still unconfirmed from The Dollywood Company, plans recently submitted to the city of Pigeon Forge lay the groundwork for a new coaster-like attraction to be constructed in Wildwood Grove (photo compilation by TheSmokies.com)

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.

Read Also: Is Dollywood getting a new roller coaster? New site plan offers clues

HeartSong exterior
HeartSong will be located near its sister property, the popular Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa (rendering provided by Dollywood)

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.

Read Also: When will HeartSong open? A look at Dollywood’s newest resort

A covered wagon at Smoky Mountain Hollow Outdoor resort
Guests can now stay in tipis and covered wagons at Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort in Sevierville, Tenn. (photo courtesy of Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort)

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.

Read Also: New Smoky Hollow Resort offers glamping in covered wagons, tipis in Tenn.

Rowdy Bear just launched a new snow tubing attraction in Pigeon Forge (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

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.

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at info@thesmokies.com for questions or comments.

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29 thoughts on “6 new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg in 2022-2023”

  1. Also coming soon! We consider that to be more of a “restaurant” than attraction.

  2. Sky Fly was Awesome 👍 I highly recommend That People take a Ride and see Lots of Stunning Beautiful Places up Close and just like being there !

  3. One thing missing from the area is live music. I would have thought the music scene, being so close to Nashville, would be amazing but there’s really nothing here. A cool outdoor amphitheater and some live music venues would be awesome. Branson would have to play second fiddle. No pun intended. Lol

  4. I sure was hoping that since I heard that Dolly purchased Smoky Mountain Opry she would bring back the shows there.. The Christmas show was totally amazing and would love to see it again. A show everyone would enjoy of all ages.

  5. Another roller coaster ….. just what Dollywood needs😳🙄
    Bring the mountain feel back like it used to be instead of all the technology, new age, whatever you call it! Dolly is so not what it was 30 years ago! Too much modernizing took away the mountain way ! And roller coasters galore‼️ Who’s the one obsessed with roller coasters? I wouldn’t think it would be Dolly‼️ Bring back country music entertainers with shows every weekend or so!! More shows like it used to be! I’m sorry….. I don’t do well with change!!!

  6. Would love to find a better and more timeshares in the Smokies. Not any that are pushy and trying to get more money from you when you visit there. Need more affordable places to stay.

  7. I missed the Smokey Mountain Opry Christmas Show this year. I hope they bring it back. Christmas wasn’t Christmas without Slim Pickens.

    Headliners would be nice. The Louis Mandrell show was The Best (I’m dating myself).

  8. So much new development every year. The area is going to become overgrown and lose the charm and atmosphere of the area. 😢😢

  9. More and more attractions means more and more people with no new roads to accommodate the traffic. I love seeing the area so busy but we seriously need new roads or something

  10. Yes, our family totally misses the shows. More live entertainment at Dollywood and in Pigeon Forge

  11. Getting too commercial and crowded. Need more I’ve music like years in the past. Keep costs down as it’s getting very expensive. A lot of the things we go back for are gone. Own at Westgate and would like to sale.

  12. I’ve only rode through, seems very commercial. If music isn’t there no reason to stop for us.

  13. Can’t see spending all that money on a coaster!! More shows would have been much better at decent prices.

  14. I agree with the “more shows and dinners” I have been going there 2-3 times a year since 2013 and it has changed and a lot closed down. Lumberjack show is now out in the heat. I always wanted to see it but the moved and changed it. If they wanna change something then change the Stampede show! It is so old and out dated.

  15. Would love to see more musical entertainment at Dollywood. Build or remodel existing theaters. We go for the music and the beauty of the festivals. We did enjoy all the additional musicians out in the Park during Christmas. We are hearing this from others who also go for the music. Festival of Nations used to be wonderful but the last few years they had it was not.
    Loved Spring Mix but that didn’t come back after one year.

  16. Affordable lodging
    Most families cannot afford your area. It has gone from quant and natural, to an over priced tourist trap.
    I love the area and seek out quiet natural retreats. But if you’ve seen one Ripply’s you’ve seen them all.
    Your area used to be unique.

  17. need to get the liquor under control. all those moonshine tasters are destroying the family atmosphere. Worst thing they allowed to happen– drunks are now everywhere and I for one dont want my children exposed to that. We had people puking off the balconies of our hotel.

  18. My family and I love pigeon forge in 2018 we was talked into a visit at the resort between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinbug and sunk 3500.00 in a vacation package. Well the next year we tried and tried to get in , followed the directions. And did what we was supposed to do , and all they would give us was a motel out just before you leave pigeon forge nothing like the showed us . What a disappointment plus the loss of 3500 dollars . But I still came back wrote it off as my stupidity, that would had paid a couple of years vacation there. But on the brighter side we now stay at riverside spa and resort we love it there my kids love and a great place to bring my grandson . And my son and his friends can walk to almost everything that teenager loves to do . This was a very expensive lesson , but we will return to Riverside spa and resort in the spring and summer. Like I said we love the place and the area. I’ve been coming here since I was a kid with my parents.

  19. I would love to see some live entertainment along the parkway in the evening time when everyone is out walking. There use to be some and we really enjoyed them, even down on the Island for people to listen to as they shop…

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