I am finally back from a whirlwind trip to Pigeon Forge and Nashville this past week ...Very jam packed schedule but much (MUCH ) needed family time !! While visiting the Pigeon Forge area I decided to take the family to 2 very "talked about" shows to see what the hype was all about.
The first show we saw was the SMOKEY MOUNTAIN OPRY. I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one...especially with 3 small kids , hoping and praying we could get through the first 15 minutes without meltdowns and being escorted out ! After stopping at the concession for popcorn and drinks we settled down into our movie theatre like seats and the show began. Once the lights went down and the curtain went up..it was non stop action, singing, magic, juggling, animals, special effects and so much more !! My 16 month old son kept his eyes glued on the stage for the entire 90 minute show and especially loved Slim Chance the juggler.
There is a 15 minute intermission that gives you plenty of time to refill the popcorn and break away to the restroom.
There is reason why this was voted "Pigeon Forge's Best Show" and was given the prestigious "Certificate of Excellence" award by trip advisor. This is a MUST SEE if visiting the Pigeon Forge area !! You must Pre-Book your show time due to tickets sell out far in advance... you can book them at www.smokymtnopry.com and check them out & all the great reviews on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/smokymountainopry
Our final show we booked was the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show. We have driven by this very unique building several times in the past with the kids screaming "Please take us there !!". So I decided to give it a shot and boy did we have an AMAZING time !!
Spend some time before the show with the kids in the outdoor "farm" area where there is goats, chicken, rabbits, pigs and more. Once inside you are seated at your OWN table, which means the world to me and anybody that has young kids knows exactly what I am talking about. Make sure to come hungry and maybe wear your elastic banded pants because the food is EXCEPTIONAL and they keep it coming....soup, fried chicken , bbq, beans, coleslaw, corn, biscuits, dessert AND you can even get your own jar of their famous moonshine :)
The cast is very interactive, hooting and hollering against the other side (we sat on the McCoy side), the dancing and singing is unlike any other show you have seen with non stop laughs through the whole 2 hour show. Another Must see when in the area !! This is a fairly new show so make sure to book your tickets in advance at www.hatfieldmccoydinnerfued.com and visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hatfieldmccoy
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