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Terry Evanswood Wonders of Magic Show

Terry Evanswood Wonders of Magic Show

After the afternoon at the Titanic Museum, we have dinner at Tony Roma’s Steakhouse and then go to the Terry Evanswood Wonders of Magic show, a fun (and very inexpensive) magic show, paying tribute to many great magicians. His sleight of hand is amazing, complete with close-up cameras.  He’s a great showman with a message.  It’s also a great trifecta for RV parking for us, one parking space in back, which serves all three attractions.

Things have gone pretty well here so far, so now we’re wondering if we shouldn’t extend our stay and hit Dollywood.  We weren’t planning on going – it’s spring break, the crowds/lines will be enormous and we’re not all that interested in the rides.  But to be in Pigeon Forge, without going to Dollywood just might be sacrilegious.  So we do one better.  We don’t buy admission tickets online  for one day – we buy annual passes, one of them gold, so that we have free parking.

The fact that I took no pictures may say something about our experience.  Crowded.  CROWDED.  CROWDED!!!  We saw two major shows, the acrobatic Cirque Shanghai and Mystic India, a dance journey through India with stunning consumes. We also caught the Mariachi Divas at a small, outdoor stage – and they were great.  The grounds and setting are beautiful, but the hordes of people and lines don’t make for a really pleasant experience and we cut out after seeing the second big show.

Another slightly unpleasant experience awaits us at Riveredge campground.  Someone has stolen the custom leveling blocks Dick made – and trustingly left at the site this morning, figuring nobody would take them given our obvious campsite occupied sign. It’s not the management’s problem, but they don’t excel in the public relations/goodwill department when we report it.  They also won’t refund our pre-paid money for the next night. I don’t ever get huffy with people, and I understand their policy – but not their attitude, so I do say, “Well, this will make for a sad trip advisor review” as we leave.  Ha – lo and behold, a couple days later a manager calls us and offers us a free night if we ever return.  Don’t plan to be in that neck of the woods again – but we feel better about their customer relations and I don’t have to write a negative review!

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