The Island - Pigeon Forge

The biggest thing coming out of Pigeon Forge is the long-awaited Grand Opening of The Island. For years, this section of the city has been in back-and-forth development (it was formerly known as Belle Island), and it is set to open this Summer.

And what will the Island provide locals and visitors? Well, a new 200ft. ferris wheel that lets you see out all across the Smokies and the city in a thrilling new way. There will be new stores and restaurants as well, with a new Mellow Mushroom (by popular demand) as well as an Island Yogurt and a Timberwood Grill. A new arcade will also be in place and it's all centrally located in downtown Pigeon Forge.

This YouTube video highlights the "Great Smoky Mountain Wheel", built inside the Island.

For more information, go to their website.