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The Island in Pigeon Forge Named 6th Best Amusement Park in the U.S.

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August 1, 2018

We’ve got great news! The Island in Pigeon Forge was recently given the honor of being the 6th best amusement park in the country. It even made the top 10 for best amusement parks in the world, coming in at No. 9! Learn more about the awards and all the incredible things to do at The Island:

TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards

Photo of the Ferris wheel and the Ole Smoky Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge TN.

Each year, TripAdvisor releases the Traveler’s Choice Awards, which features the best parks, restaurants, museums, airlines and more. The winners are chosen by reviews that are submitted by users. The lists take into account the quantity and quality of the reviews and ratings for parks worldwide over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor is a travel website that shows reviews for hotels, restaurants, attractions and more.

The Island in Pigeon Forge has an average TripAdvisor rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and more than 8,400 reviews. With its spot as the 6th best amusement park in the country, it beat out both SeaWorld Orlando and Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California! What’s especially impressive is that The Island was ranked the 9th best amusement park in the entire world, right ahead of Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, France!

The Track in Pigeon Forge, another great attraction in the Smoky Mountains, also made the list. This family fun park was ranked the 23rd best park in the United States! See the complete list of top 10 amusement parks in the country below:

1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
2. Magic Kingdom
3. Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Universal Studios Florida
5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
6. The Island in Pigeon Forge
7. SeaWorld Orlando
8. Disneyland Park
9. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
10. Disney California Adventure Park

To see all of the 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards winners, visit the TripAdvisor website .

About The Island in Pigeon Forge

The show fountain at The Island in Pigeon Forge TN.

We’ve known The Island is great all along, and now so does everybody else! If you’ve never been before, you should definitely plan a visit. This amusement park is your one stop for affordable fun for everyone. There are more than 60 retail and speciality shops, a number of restaurants and eateries, rides and games, live music, attractions and more! One of the must-do things at The Island is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This 200-feet-tall ride offers breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains during both the day and night. Another popular thing to do while you’re there is see the Island Show Fountain, which provides an incredible performance of water dance and light, perfectly choreographed to 14 pieces of music. It’s even more beautiful at night when it lights up The Island in beautiful colors, and it’s completely free to see!

Other popular things to do when you visit are play in the arcade, ride family-friendly rides, shop for souvenirs, and do a ropes course! There is even a crime museum for those who love exploring the country’s crime history, forensics and more. After you work up an appetite, head to one of the many delicious places to eat, like Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen!

Where to Stay

Beautiful mountain views from the deck of a cabin in Pigeon Forge TN.

We have the perfect place for you to stay when you visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. Our Pigeon Forge cabins keep you far enough away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a peaceful getaway, but close enough to all the action that you’ll only have a short drive to visit The Island and other popular attractions! You will have all the comforts of home, like separate bedrooms for sleeping, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer and more. You’ll also have extras that make your stay even more special, like a hot tub, a grill and free attraction tickets! Some of our cabins in Pigeon Forge even feature game rooms, theater rooms and swimming pools right inside!

It’s time to plan your trip to visit the 6th best amusement park in the country! Browse all of our Pigeon Forge cabins to get started.

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