Eastern Tennessee encourages tourists to return after wildfires

Originally published in Travel Weekly News By Michelle Baran / December 02, 2016 The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Tourism officials in Pigeon Forge, the vacation destination in eastern Tennessee and home to the Dollywood theme park, are encouraging tourists to visit and support the region in the wake of wildfires … Read moreEastern Tennessee encourages tourists to return after wildfires

How Travelers Can Help Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Recover from Wildfires

  Originally published in Travel Pulse News by PATRICK CLARKE | DECEMBER 02, 2016 PHOTO: Gatlinburg, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock) Tourist resorts in eastern Tennessee are reaching out to travelers in wake of devastating wildfires that ravagedthe region this week, killing at least 13 people, causing extensive property damage and prompting the evacuation of thousands … Read moreHow Travelers Can Help Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Recover from Wildfires

Tennessee wildfires damage Dollywood, spur evacuations

Wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains destroyed cabins near Dolly Parton’s Dollywood amusement park and spurred evacuations at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge while causing an amusement park in Gatlinburg to shut down. More than a dozen of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins were either destroyed or damaged, while families in 50 rooms at the … Read moreTennessee wildfires damage Dollywood, spur evacuations

14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg area, 4 hospitalized with severe burns

14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg area, 4 hospitalized with severe burns Monday, November 28th 2016, 8:45 pm CSTTuesday, November 29th 2016, 8:48 am CST By WMCActionNews5.com Staff CONNECT (Source: Twitter) (Source: Twitter) GATLINBURG, TN (WMC) –Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and surrounding areas are being evacuated due to wildfires in the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have called evacuations as … Read more14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg area, 4 hospitalized with severe burns

Fire close to Dollywood, DreamMore Resort & cabins evacuated

originally from WGRZ news PIGEON FORGE – As fires threaten homes and businesses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the area’s largest theme park is watching the situation closely. Pete Owens, spokesperson for Dollywood, says that so far, no structures inside the park have been damaged. They have fire crews in the park, standing by if … Read moreFire close to Dollywood, DreamMore Resort & cabins evacuated

DOLLYWOOD ADDS WORLD’S FASTEST WOOD ROLLER COASTER FOR 2016

DOLLYWOOD ADDS WORLD’S FASTEST WOOD ROLLER COASTER FOR 2016 $22 million Lightning Rod is world’s fastest, first launching wood coaster   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 7, 2015)— Dollywood today announced the addition of Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood coaster and the world’s first launching wood coaster. Set to roll to the starting line … Read moreDOLLYWOOD ADDS WORLD’S FASTEST WOOD ROLLER COASTER FOR 2016