The Titanic has arrived to port, nearly 100 years after its maiden voyage, and way off course here in Pigeon Forge!
The ship arrived to a grand opening with almost 1,000 visitors who were all soaking wet (an irony that was not lost on anyone) in the great rains that poured all day. Only their clothes were dampened, not their spirits. The presentation to christen and open the ship including many speakers, a letter from the governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, a few minutes from Mr. Regis Philbin himself, and finally the lines started for the museum tours!
Nothing was spared in the expense to make this one of the most unique and incredible museum experiences around, and it shows. Everything that could be salvaged from the Titanic appeared in both material possessions and obscure information and photographs and models. The tour itself lasts an hour and features more about the ill-fated ship than you could imagine you would ever find with interactive exhibits and very helpful, quick-witted staff who never broke character once.
All and all a great weekend for the Titanic museum! We hope it's only the first of many incredible weekends to come! Green Valley Motel is located just miles from the this new terrific attraction!