Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on August 26, 2014
There are lots of animal-themed attractions in the Smokies-everything from horseback riding stables and bird exhibits to petting zoos and a world-class aquarium. But there are also several attractions in the area that feature animals as part of live shows. Whether it's trained horses, wild buffalo or camels, the theaters of the Smokies are home to a menagerie of four-footed (and two-winged) stars. Here's a quick peek at just a few of the places where our animal friends share the spotlight:
• Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction – This is one of the longest running shows in Pigeon Forge, and it's still going strong thanks to a cast of 32 magnificent horses. These well-trained animals are the stars of the show, which features a series of horseback competitions between the north and the south-all part of a friendly competition for regional bragging rights. Also featured in the production are thundering buffalo, trained doves and racing pigs, which are used to comical effect. Complementing the show is a four-course meal featuring pork loin, a whole chicken and Dixie Stampede's famous creamy vegetable soup.
• Sable Theatre – This Pigeon Forge theater also relies on horses as the centerpiece of its entertainment. The 20 horses and their trained riders anchor a presentation that shows off the skills of all involved. Acrobats, dancers and comedians round out the cast of this live production. This year's show is called Imagination On Sand and includes live creations of sand art that are projected onto large high-def screens for the audience's viewing. Then each scene comes to life in the theater's center ring thanks to the horses and cast.
• Biblical Times Theater – Also located in Pigeon Forge, this live stage show plays out in two halves: The first half features the cast singing a variety of gospel songs, during which the audience begins feasting on a seven-course meal of Biblical proportions. In the second half of the show, a live cast and holographic technology combine to bring the lessons of the Bible to life as told through the eyes of Moses. Two of the scenes feature live animals such as sheep and camels.
Of course, not all Pigeon Forge attractions include animals, but we promise that if you come visit our Pigeon Forge zip line outpost, you will have a beast of a time!