These two communities in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains have become the Number #1 fastest growing senior class trip in the United States. Our best selling class trip is a 3 full day trip. We typically start out on day 1 after traveling overnight or early morning from your high school campus. We arrive at approximately 9:00 to 9:30 AM and we spend the day at Dollywood. This is a great thrill park with 5 of America’s best roller coasters and many other rides for the “not so faint of heart”. Continue on to the check in of one of our two hotels that we offer in this area. Both have TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence”, both are in the top 25% of all of the hotels in the surrounding area – one is located in Pigeon Forge and one is in Gatlinburg (groups get to choose). After check in and getting refreshed we will head over to the Hard Rock Cafe at the awesome new Island shopping area. Somewhere around 10:00 to 10:30 PM we will head back to the hotel. We typically have an approximate 3 hour white water rafting adventure after breakfast on the second day, topped off by a streamside grilled burger lunch and on to student’s choice of 1) Nascar’s Speedpark, 2) WonderWorks and 3) Titantic: The Experience. A little rest time and we head over to “the world’s most attended dinner show”, Dixieland Stampede. It starts out with a live band and a pre-show, then goes into the dinner arena and we have a 5 course outstanding dinner and a thrilling live show in the center arena. Somewhere between 10:00 and 10:30 PM we will head back to the hotel. Departure day on our 3 day trip is quite full, just like day 1. After breakfast we will load up the coach with our suitcases and head over to the base of the snow ski area, Ober Gatlinburg. Of course, this is late April or May, the start of summer, and we will experience a “mountain day”. We’ll have unlimited 60 person Tram/Gondola ride from the downtown area where our bus drops us off at. During the day we will experience the #1 rated activity in the US by students, “The Alpine Slide”. You’ll have unlimited pass to the Alpine Slide, a people maze, several water rides, skate rentals at an Olympic sized indoor ice skating rink located on the mountain and visit a bear habitat. At approximately 3:30 most students ride down off the mountain and go to the Ripley’s Aquarium (approximately 6 blocks). And from 3:30 to 5:30 students will tour this unbelievable aquarium with many interactive areas and a motorized walkway directly underneath their huge shark tank. We will load the bus and head back to your high school’s campus between 5:00 and 5:30 PM from this event.