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Wonders of Flight: Pigeon Forge Balloon Ride

Friday, October 5th, 2012
Wonders of Flight at WonderWorks
Wonders of Flight at WonderWorks

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! Well, not exactly, but you’ll feel like Superman when you’re flying 400 feet in the air at WonderWorks brand-new helium balloon ride Wonders of Flight.

Up to 30 guests at a time can board the gondola beneath the giant (72 feet in diameter) green and blue helium filled balloon and get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains as well as the town of Pigeon Forge below. It’s an amazing experience – like being on a flying balcony! Our friends at Wonders of Flight tell us that next year, you’ll be able to fly up to 1,200 feet in the air for an even more amazing experience. We can’t wait!
Flights are daily with both daytime and evening hours, weather permitting. The Wonders of Flight balloon ride is ideal for groups, weddings, and adventurers of all ages. Prices are $15.99 + tax for adults and $9.99 + tax for kids. Please call 865-868-1800 for more information.

A Museum for the Mind

Friday, July 27th, 2012
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

It’s one of the most eye-catching sights on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, especially for first-time visitors. Imagine driving along and seeing a huge marble building resting upside-down on top of another building, as if it had just fallen from the skies. Consider that your first lesson when it comes to the WonderWorks attraction not everything is what it appears to be.

The illusion, in fact, is just a facade at this interactive museum for the mind, where the real-life wonders of the natural world unfold in a unique hands-on experience. In fact, more than 100 exhibits await exploration as guests move from room to room, each of which showcases a different theme.

In the Disaster Zone, for example, simulators help you experience a 5.3-magnitude earthquake, or you can go head to head with hurricane-force winds. In the Space Zone, you can try your hand at landing a space shuttle orbiter or flying a fighter jet. In the Lights and Sound room, you ll learn the science behind a variety of visual effects, or you can play a giant keyboard with your feet.

Other highlights include the Illusion Gallery where some of the worlds most unique art pieces are more than meets the eye—as well as a laser tag area and a large video arcade. WonderWorks is also home to the Wonders of Magic show starting acclaimed illusionist Terry Evanswood.