It’s a new year and that means exciting changes are always to come. Whether you’ve been vacationing with us for years or you’re a brand new guest of ours, you’re going to love this special treat that you receive as a thank you for booking with us. For each day of your stay, you will receive a FREE adult ticket to the all the places that we’re going to talk about below. The tickets do not accumulate, but you get this package every day to use. When you come to check in, we will have a packet made out for you with how to go about getting your free tickets which is very simple. For the shows, you will call a reservation number to set up your free ticket and any additional ones you may need (reservations are only allowed to be made no more than 48 priors to your arrival) and for the attractions and dinner, you will bring the pass with you to receive the free ticket or meal. This amazing package saves you $335 a day! We’ve also added some new goodies to the list, so this Xplorie package is even better than ever before. Let’s take a look at Our Free Ticket Program!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – This one is fun for the whole family! Our beautiful aquarium, located in Gatlinburg at traffic light #6, is one of the most popular attractions you will find here and it’s for good reason. You will see a bunch of interesting and unique species of sea life, but also some of your usual favorites (like sharks and penguins of course!) They will also have exciting and interactive booths to visit where you can touch a jellyfish and pet a stingray, trust us when we say, you want to do both. Make sure to check out their glass bottom boat adventure where you can now see the sharks from above and not just in the tunnel underneath! You could easily spend hours at this wonderful attraction.
Titanic Museum – We’ve just added this amazing attraction to our list and we’re so excited about it! Get ready to climb aboard the Titanic for your own journey through history. This fantastic museum offers exact replicas of numerous parts of the ship like the cabins, hallways, parlors, and even the Grand Staircase. They will also have interactive sections where you can touch an actual iceberg and see how cold the water was on that fateful night and you can shovel their own version of coal in the boiler room. There’s also sloping decks to try to walk across and much more. Trust us when we say, this is an attraction that the entire family will enjoy!
WonderWorks – This is another excellent family friendly activity to check out. Remember that upside down house you saw when you arrived in town? That’s where it is and it’s one amazing indoor amusement area! They have six different wonder zones to tour that all have a different theme: natural disasters, physical challenges, lights & sounds, space discovery, imagination lab, and the far out art gallery. They also have one of the coolest ropes courses that you will find here in town. You could spend hours on that alone! There is so much excitement and fun to be had here and we know that it’ll be one you’ll all be talking about for days.
Big Creek Expeditions – Who’s ready for some fun in the sun?! We just added white water rafting to our ticket program and we know this is one that will be full of thrills, especially if you’re looking for a true adrenaline rush. There will be an experienced rafting guide leading you through powerful Class III rapids. Splash through the water and have one amazing time doing so. There will also be breaks throughout so you can take in the scenery and views around you. This will be one unforgettable experience. Their property is located at the Hartford exit, so it will be about a 55 minute drive, but it’s definitely worth it. They recommend not using your gps, so check out their website that will have directions from all different parts of town.
Darren Romeo: Magic Beyond Belief – This will be unlike any magic show you’ve seen before. Not only will there be mind-blowing illusions and magic tricks, but it will also include singing, music, exotic animals, and more. Guests of all ages will enjoy his family friendly show, he’s an incredible performer.
The Comedy Barn – Warning: you will laugh until you cry at this clean family comedy show. This fantastic and hilarious show will feature acts including magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and of course – comedians! What really makes this show so special is all the audience interaction. No one show is ever the same thanks to that and I promise there will be (happy) tears running down your face by the end of it.
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show – One of the best ways to spend your evenings here in town is going to a dinner show and this is a great one to choose! Watch these two feuding families try to settle their differences – mountain style as their website says. There will be comedy, singing, dancing, stunts, a delicious feast, and more. That’s right, you heard correctly: there will be a four course feast including creamy soup, fried chicken, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, slaw, corn on the cob, homemade bread, and one specialty dessert. This mouth-watering meal and the show will have you coming back again and again.
The Smoky Mountain Opry – This popular show has been an absolute hit with our guests for years. This musical variety show features incredible and mesmerizing acts that will have you tapping along the entire time. With amazing special effects, lasers, costumes, and music from throughout the decades, this will definitely be at the top of your list to check out the next time you’re in town.
Mama’s Farmhouse – Beginning at 3 pm each night, you receive a free dinner and drink here and we know this is one place you’ll keep coming back to. They serve up some delicious southern style food featuring fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, fried okra, creamed corn, chicken & dumplings, and much more. Their homemade biscuits have won awards and are absolutely delicious. They also offer different kinds of meats depending on the day, just check out their website. It’s all served family style and if you keep eating, they’ll keep bringing more out! This will become a family favorite.
You also receive free dvd rentals as part of the package which you can pick up at our Whispering Pines property or some designated Exxon gas stations. We are sure that the entire family will love this package and you get to save money at the same time! We also sell discounted tickets for a lot of the attractions at our front desk to help you save a few more dollars. So, who’s ready for a Pigeon Forge vacation? Book your perfect vacation rental online or give us a call at 1.866.453.9696 and one of our friendly reservationists would love to assist you with finding the most ideal unit for your stay. We hope that you love Our Free Ticket Program as much as we do and we can’t wait to see you all soon!