In May, I attended my first blogging conference, Brandcation: Gulf Coast. In two weeks I get the opportunity to attend my second blogging conference, Brandcation: Blog Cabin. Blog Cabin is hosted in the beautiful city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 35 bloggers, including myself, will be treated to the most exciting attractions that Pigeon Forge has to offer. We will all cozy up together in the Mountaintop Lodge courtesy of Cabin Fever Vacations.
It will be wonderful to sit on the porch sipping hot tea, looking at the majestic Smokey Mountains, among good conversation.
The itinerary for this Brandcation, proves to be just as exciting as the last. Take a look at what all we will be experiencing!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Check in time is between 2 and 4. Welcome meeting is at 4pm. There will be some down time for exploring the lodge and chatting. We will leave the cabin promptly at 7pm for Dixie Stampede show.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show is a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience, perfect for families, friends and groups of any size! If that wasn’t enough, in addition to our main event, your ticket purchase includes pre-show entertainment in our world famous Dixie Belle Saloon.
Enjoy the comedy and musical talent of Bluegrass and Country band, Mountain Rukus. Only Dixie Stampede brings you this diverse mix of musical talent of our Bluegrass and Country in such a family-friendly atmosphere. You won’t want to miss it!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday’s day time adventures will take place at Dollywood!!
Dollywood’s spectacular Tennessee setting provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of amusement park rides and attractions. Thrilling roller coasters, daring water excursions, family rides and kiddie rides-you’ll find them all at Dollywood-along with one-of-a-kind attractions that let you experience our Smoky Mountain way of life.
Like its namesake, Dolly Parton, Dollywood delivers the best in live entertainment. Enjoy country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock and 50′s music presented in our live stage shows.
Dollywood’s master craftsmen and artisans proudly continue the centuries-old tradition of hand-making crafts in the Smoky Mountains with daily demonstrations featuring blacksmithing, hand-blown glass making, wagon making and more.
We will return from Dollywood in the late afternoon and get ready for a 7:00 dinner at Lumberjack Feud.
YO HO! Grab your flannel shirt, sharpen your ax, and log roll your way over to the newest Dinner Theatre Show in Pigeon Forge, TN: Lumberjack Feud!!! There you will receive VIP treatment that includes premium dinner seating for an up close and personal view of the feuding lumberjack Dawson and McGraw families. This ain’t your ordinary Pigeon Forge Dinner Theatre song and dance show! The Lumberjack Feud is unlike anything else in town! Taking place in a new 10 million dollar facility, once you enter our arena, for the next 90 minutes you become part of the show! With 10 different logging events you will thrill to the professional ESPN timber athletes as they compete in such areas as axe swinging, log rolling, tree climbing, and chainsaw carving action! And you won’t want to miss seeing the log pulling Draft Horses, the Bears, and high flying TimberDogs. And we round out our show with gut-bustin’, family-friendly comedy, via emcee Ranger Black, and the crazy antics of Camper Bob.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories.
As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.
Your Pigeon Forge family vacation would not be complete without a much-needed dose of celebrity. Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge gives you the chance to rub elbows with your favorite Hollywood stars of movie and TV. You’ll find current stars like Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt standing side by side with classic entertainers like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and John Wayne. All of these wax figures are here in Pigeon Forge, home to Dollywood, and a mecca for live entertainment and attractions, brimming over with entertainment for all ages. Whether you drive, fly or come with a tour group or family reunion, Pigeon Forge is the perfect family destination for a getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Saturday afternoon we will be ziplining through the Smokey Mountains with Climb Works Canopy.
While there are many different definitions for a Zip Line Canopy Tour out there, here’s a glimpse into the ultimate treetop zip line adventure known as CLIMB Works Canopy here in Gatlinburg, TN…
Being surrounded on three sides by the Smoky Mountain National Park, CLIMB Works Canopy gives you a bird’s eye view of what makes the Smokies so unique. We start off by taking you on a fun four-wheel adventure to the top of the mountain and once you take that first step onto our beautifully constructed tour your feet won’t touch the ground for the next 2 1/2 hours..
For the daring ones now is the time to explore, as you’ll be zipping over ravines, streams, trees, wildlife, and gorgeous views of the National Park. Your tour will consist of 13 unique adventures up in the canopy of the trees. While learning about nature you will also be overcoming your fears as you make your way over 9 different zip lines, 3 canopy sky bridges, and a fun unique surprise at the end. With our parent company,CLIMB Works, being a national leader in zip line design and construction we can truly offer an experience that is unmatched in quality and safety. Challenge. Learn. Inspire. Master. Believe. Are you ready to C.L.I.M.B.?
Saturday night will be an 80′s Costume Dance party sponsored by Flashing Blinky Lights.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Depart Mountaintop Lodge for home mid-morning. AKA…the fun ends and now you drive home 9 hours to kiss your babies and husband!