skyfly soar america and the great smoky mountain wheel at the island in pigeon forge
April 5, 2023

If you’ve never been to The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’ll be met with a huge entertainment complex that could keep you busy for hours! From browsing through more than 40 retail stores to relaxing by The Island Show Fountain, there’s so much to do here. One of the biggest attractions are all the rides, but which ones should you make a priority, especially if you love thrills? Here are 7 heart-pounding rides at The Island in Pigeon Forge you will want to experience!

1. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

the great smoky mountain wheel

You know you’re at the right place when you see the 200-foot-tall ferris wheel towering over everything else along the Parkway! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is one of the most popular attractions at the entertainment complex because it’s fairly unique. There aren’t any other ferris wheels like it in the area, and you’ll get incredible views as you make your way around the wheel.

2. Dance Party 360

Dance Party 360 is a pretty unique ride you’re going to want to try when you’re in town! This pendulum inspired ride takes riders back and forth, and when the weight shifts just enough, you’ll find yourself going in a complete circle! And if that’s not enough, your seat will continuously be spinning for an unusual sensation!

3. Clockwork

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One of the newest rides at The Island in Pigeon Forge is Clockwork. This orbiting family ride will take you on a unique adventure that is sure to get the adrenaline going! The four rotating arms orbit and look like they will run into each other. Just watching this ride will get your heart pounding!

4. Tree Fall Drop Tower

Tree Fall Drop Tower is another ride at The Island in Pigeon Forge that’s sure to make your heart pound! You’ll strap into your seat and spin in a circle as you climb to the tower of the 65-foot tower. You’ll look out at the crowd as you wait to drop back down the ground!

5. SkyFly: Soar America

The front of SkyFly attraction

Need a break from all the excitement? Then you should hop aboard SkyFly: Soar America. This indoor flying theater will have you soaring over some of the most iconic locations in the United States. The ride provides a fully immersive experience with sights, sounds, and smells. You won’t find anything quite like it anywhere else!

6. Reverse Time

Another fun ride you’ll want to do when you come to The Island is Reverse Time. You’ll spin, dip, and dive as you face outward, never knowing what direction you’ll head in next. Any thrill seeker won’t get enough time on this ride!

7. 7D Dark Ride Adventure

7d adventure at the island in pigeon forge

7D Dark Ride Adventure is another indoor attraction you won’t want to miss. This is a state-of-the-art shooting game with several dimensions, and riders will get to experience wind, sound, and movement unlike anything they’ve done before.

The Island in Pigeon Forge has a ton of rides you won’t want to miss out on. You’ll have fun no matter which ones you decide to try! Wondering what else you should add to your itinerary? Look through our Freedom Fun Pass to see what attractions our guests will receive free tickets to when they book one of our cabins!