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Savings for a fun day at The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN #TheIslandPF

So, when we got discounted tickets for the 7D ride at The Island in Pigeon Forge, I had NO IDEA about the other rides that were just around the corner. It was our first time going there, but I just hadn’t researched it at all.  We didn’t have time to check out the rides, so we promised the kids we’d go back the next day when we had more time.  My son was especially interested in the ropes course!

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7D Dark Ride Adventure at The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN #TheIslandPF

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We enjoyed a fun afternoon at The Island in Pigeon Forge during our recent Gatlinburg camping trip.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!  We landed at The Island by happy accident, since I’d purchased Groupon package for the 7D Dark Ride Adventure.  We saw The Great Smoky Wheel and couldn’t wait to get there.   [Read more…]

Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge #giveaway #HatfieldMcCoyDinnerShow

Disclosure: Thanks to Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud for providing us with tickets. We enjoyed it! Groupon referral links are used; opinions shared are mine.

Every time we drive through Pigeon Forge, my kids ask if we can go to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. The building is so eye-catching, you can’t miss it!  We were grateful to receive deeply discounted tickets to attend the dinner show this weekend.  The show was scheduled to start at 5:00 pm; make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes early.  I advise going at least an hour early so that you have time to enjoy the atmosphere before heading in for the show! [Read more…]

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN – review and recommendations

We’re lucky to live within driving distance of Pigeon Forge, TN. In the Sevierville and Gatlinburg area, there are so many family-friendly activities to enjoy. We got word that May was Teacher Appreciation Month at WonderWorks, so we headed down there one Saturday. My kids call this “The Upside Down House.”

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The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

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On this cold Saturday morning, everything in Northeast Tennessee was covered with a beautiful sheen of ice following our recent winter storm. What a perfect day to remember those souls who were aboard the Titanic just over 100 years ago.

As we drove down to Pigeon Forge, I was reminded of how cold it was on the Atlantic on that fateful night in April 1912. The air was around 32 degrees and the water a frigid 28 degrees!
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Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather book review

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Last year, I had the chance to read How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather.  Immediately, my craving for a sequel set in.  I loved the characters and historical background of this Salem-based story.  When Haunting the Deep was released, I was thrilled to receive a review copy! [Read more…]

Gatlinburg East KOA Campground in Cosby TN

For our first camping trip in Pigeon Forge, we chose Gatlinburg East KOA Campground in Cosby, TN.  There were so many options in the area that the selecting one was overwhelming!  We finally chose the KOA because it had excellent TripAdvisor reviews.  It was simple to make reservations online, and the Value Kard fee paid for itself ($30 cost, gives a 10% discount).   [Read more…]

Limited time: New Printable BOGO Coupon for Ruby Tuesday + $25 GIVEAWAY

RubyTuesdayBOGO printable coupon -- get yours through 9/19!  Plus a $25 giveaway -- savingsinseconds.com

I was so excited when I was asked to share the BOGO deal from Ruby Tuesday! Do you have a Ruby Tuesday near you? When we went on our Pigeon Forge trip last year, we enjoyed a great meal at the Sevierville location. We also like going to the one near ETSU Campus in Johnson City.   If you want to save a bundle at Ruby Tuesday, print this coupon for a Buy One Get One Free entree. It’s only available for printing through September 19, 2014 so take advantage of the savings! Once downloaded, the coupon is good for 2 weeks so you have more time to enjoy the savings. Occasionally I see these coupons in magazines and mailers, but being able to print it out from home makes it so convenient. Often, this type of coupon is only good for dine-in meals. However, this coupon works on To-Go meals as well. That’s a great way to save a few dollars! [Read more…]

Parrot Mountain Is For The Birds #PFTitanicFAM

Disclosure: We received complimentary passes for this review. The opinions shared here are 100% mine.

Have you ever visited a place and wished you could take everyone you loved there, to share the experience? That’s how I felt about Parrot Mountain. I saved this review for last because it’s the one that most surprised me. We’ve driven by the signs for Parrot Mountain many times during our trips to Dollywood. I’ve never really considered going there, although I’m not sure why. Perhaps because I hadn’t heard anything about it? What a shame!! This was one of our favorite attractions of the #PFTitanicFAM trip. We had so many good laughs while we were there. I can’t wait to visit again!

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Taking hands-on to a new level at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies #PFTitanicFAM

Disclosure: I received a complimentary pass for this review. The opinions shared here are 100% mine.

There are a few things in life I never thought I’d see. A penguin egg probably tops that list. After all, how often do you see a penguin egg in your everyday world? Well, we got to see one at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies during our  #PFTitanicFAM trip. That, and much more! We visited the aquarium last weekend on our Pigeon Forge trip and, as always, we loved getting to see the wonderful exhibits. The Ripley’s Aquarium folks are experts at taking hands-on to a new level. My kids enjoy touching the horseshoe crabs and stingrays. We loved getting to watch the scuba diver in the shark tank. It was all just wonderful!

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