Vacation Fun! Hollywood Wax Museum & Mirror Maze Review #ad

We received discount tickets to Hollywood Wax Museum & Mirror Maze to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are our own. Who would have thought that seeing wax figures of famous people would be so fun!? Seriously though, this is our second visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum and my kids are already talking about visiting again! I guess you could say that the kids really get to use their imaginations and have fun while in the museum. There are props next to many of the celebrities that you can try on when posing next to the celebrity. It makes the photo so much more fun! Since we visited a couple of years ago, we decided to try to recreate some of the same poses. However, we were going off of memory, so the poses might not be exact. I just love to see how everyone has grown and changed from year to year and comparing the photos brought back great memories from our other vacations! Check out the post from our last visit to Hollywood Wax Museum & Mirror … [Read more...]

Must-See Magic Show in Pigeon Forge: Magic Beyond Belief #ad

We received discounted tickets to Magic Beyond Belief to facilitate this review. Al opinions expressed are our own. Our boys love magic! As a matter of fact, we have had several magic kits over the years, and they put those things to good use. There's just something about watching a child perform magic tricks for you. I think it's simply adorable and I love that they are putting their little creative minds to use. What is a vacation without a little magic? When we were on vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN we stopped to see Darren Romeo's Magic Beyond Belief show. My boys were super excited about the show and couldn't wait for it to get started! Let me just say that.... Darren Romeo’s Magic Beyond Belief show in Pigeon Forge is an amazing show! It's not just magic though...There were illusions, comedy, music and more! I even got to take part in the show! My boys were talking about the show for days (actually, they still talk about it!) I think this is our first official … [Read more...]

Pigeon Forge: Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show Review #ad

We received complimentary or reduced priced tickets to facilitate this Hatfield & McCoy dinner show review. All opinions expressed are our own. About the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show: It’s Feudin’ Feastin’ Family Fun at The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show™! Become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everyone! Now, this wasn't our first visit to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner show. You can read our previous review HERE.  We enjoyed the show so much the last time we visited Pigeon Forge that we had to come back for another show! I do believe that this show will probably be on our MUST-SEE/DO list every time we visit the area! We sat and watched the Hatfield & McCoy families compete in different … [Read more...]

Laugh Your Butt Off at The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge #ad

Thanks to The Comedy Barn for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are our own. The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN Let me start by saying that this was not our first visit to The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. As a matter of fact, we have such a good time at The Comedy Barn Theater that our boys insist we buy the DVD every time we visit, that way they can continue to watch the show at home. They were still watching our DVD from 2 years ago when we visited this time around. The comedy barn is a great night of family friendly comedy. Our entire family laughed our butts off the entire night! It's not just comedy either--- There are jugglers, a little magic, pets performing amazing stunts (for real---the kids will love this!), dancers, musicians and more! (Pictured above on stilts-Danny Devaney) And then you have that silly Danny Devaney! Just when you think things are getting good, he comes running out and you somehow manage to laugh even … [Read more...]

8 Must See Attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee #ad

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to the 8 Must-See attractions in Gatlinburg for review purposes. All opinions expressed are our own. If you have never been to Gatlinburg, are really missing out! This mountainous town is full of fun and is simply beautiful! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just minutes from Gatlinburg. Our family really enjoys visiting the area. It's our home away from home----our relaxing place. Today I wanted to talk to you about a few of our favorite attractions in Gatlinburg. 8 Must See Attractions in Gatlinburg 1.) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Ranked Top 5 aquariums in the USA & World on TripAdvisor, and it's no wonder! Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is fun for the whole family! Enjoy Stingrays and the Touch a Ray Bay, Live Dive shows, live Mermaid shows (in June and July), Live sharks swimming above and around you in the Shark Lagoon, Awesome Underwater tunnel (this is our favorite part of the whole … [Read more...]

Tennessee Attractions- Our Family Vacation #ad

Please note: We received free and/or discounted tickets to many of the attractions we attended. All opinions expressed are our own. Does our Pigeon Forge vacation really have to end? We were having so much fun in Tennessee that we really didn't want our vacation to end. My husband and I got married (almost) 18 years ago at a small church called the Sugarland Wedding Chapel on the main strip (Parkway) in Gatlinburg, TN. We try to go back to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area as often as we can (our whole family loves the area!) This year we decided to take our children to the church where it all started... We were thrilled to see that the church was still standing, however I wish I would have called ahead of time to see if we could have gone inside to take a peek around. Unfortunately, the doors were locked when we arrived. Maybe next time! We visited some pretty awesome attractions in Gatlinburg! Our first attraction was to the Ripley's Aquarium of The Smokies in Gatlinburg, … [Read more...]

The Smoky Mountain Opry is Fabulous! (Review)

We were given free admission to the Smoky Mountain Opry in hopes that we would post a review on our site. We only give honest reviews and all opinions expressed are our own. We try to visit the Pigeon Forge Tennessee area as often as we can. Truth be told, we would be there every week (or permanently) if we could! This was the first year we have ever been to the Smoky Mountain Opry. In all of our years visiting (15 years), I can not believe this was the first time we ever attended this show. We arrived and were greeted by some of the friendliest staff ever! Seriously, when they say southern hospitality, they mean it! We were shown to our seats and sat for a couple of minutes before the show started. Once the show started we were entertained the ENTIRE time! Let me tell you a little about The Smoky Mountain Opry, for those not familiar with it. The Smoky Mountain Opry is an awesome variety show! The show consists of some of the best singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, … [Read more...]

We Went to the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge TN

We received discounted tickets to the Dixie Stampede to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. This wasn't our first time visiting the Dixie Stampede. We've actually been there a few times and our boys even chased the chickens once! If you've been to the show, you'll know what I mean! For those that have never been to or heard of the Dixie Stampede... The Dixie Stampede is a dinner show in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Now, when I say entertainment, I certainly mean it! The Dixie Stampede is not like any show we have ever seen before! The performers are professional and some of the stunts they perform are even dangerous---like riding 2 horses at once...while standing! There are people flying in the air (it's quite beautiful), professional horseback riders performing stunts you won't see anywhere else, and the food....oh the FOOD! The food is amazing! I've heard people talk about the food in the south and how much they love it, but we … [Read more...]