4 Exciting New Changes Coming to Anakeesta This Summer

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Just when you thought Anakeesta couldn’t get any better, the popular mountaintop theme park recently announced a major new expansion coming this summer! This is just another reason to make your Gatlinburg vacation plans now to be one of the first guests to experience all of the new activities Anakeesta has to offer! Here are just 4 of the exciting new changes coming to Anakeesta this summer:

1. Unique Observation Tower

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While Anakeesta already offers some of the most spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains, the theme park reaches new heights this summer with a unique observation tower! In fact, since the tower will be perched on the summit of the mountain, it will become the tallest point in downtown Gatlinburg! While visiting the tower, you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding states!

2. Water Play Area

Anakeesta is also adding a family-friendly water play area that will help kids of all ages cool off on a warm summer afternoon! The new water area is designed to resemble a Tennessee mountain creek complete with a waterfall that is sure to become a popular photo spot! While the kids have a blast with the water features, parents can kick back to listen to live music from a new stage and grab a delicious bite to eat!

3. Family Tree House Adventures

The Family Tree House Adventures is another new play area for families to enjoy as it will feature whimsical tree houses connected by a net challenge course, as well as areas to swing and relax! When you add this new activity to the existing Treetop Skywalk and all of the other attractions at Anakeesta, you can easily see how you can spend a full day at this action packed park!

4. Smokehouse Brewery

Be sure to come hungry when visiting Anakeesta this summer as they are adding a new restaurant called the Smokehouse Brewery! This dining establishment will seat close to 300 guests, which doubles the Anakeesta dining capacity. In addition to southern barbeque favorites, you can enjoy local craft beers at the inside bar or walk-up window. The food is just part of the appeal as you will be surrounded by gorgeous mountain vistas while dining. Choose from either the climate controlled indoor area or the outdoor patio!

Where to Stay

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Stay close to the action at Anakeesta with a family vacation at Chalet Village! Our affordable cabins are located in the mountains of Gatlinburg and are just minutes away from Anakeesta and all of the other popular Smoky Mountain attractions! We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, including a selection of pet friendly cabins for those who want to bring their beloved companion along for the fun! While staying with us, enjoy comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, private decks with hot tubs, game rooms, and much more!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains and be one of the first guests to experience the new expansion at Anakeesta! We look forward to seeing you this summer at Chalet Village!