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Angel here and I made a super cool and quite eerie discovery while vacationing in Gatlinburg last week. I think you'll be totally intrigued.
MY MORNING STOLL
Every morning I woke up early and ventured out of our condo resting hilltop of Downtown Gatlinburg. I took time to take in the sights not having to rush and also not having to share the walkway with any other people. This gave me the opportunity to take photos and really enjoy the beauty of the town.
AN EERIE DISCOVERY
I took the same way into downtown each day going down different side roads for new sites. On my last morning in town, I was down the hill from our condo and spotted what looked like the remnants of an old lift. The parking lot to get back to it mirrored something from Unsolved Mysteries but I figured I'm a husky girl I'll take my chances. To my delightful surprise, it was a lift and the chairlifts were still intact. I stood in amazement as I took photos. I wanted to go further up the hill but thought alone might not be my brightest idea.
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
As any good reporter does I decided I was going to get the rest of the story on this lift. I was walking past Anakeesta and saw two workers. I motioned them over, introduced myself, and we made fast friends. Steve and Edie told me I was right it was a lift and it belonged to an old abandoned amusement park called Fun Mountain. Steve said Fun Mountain had closed over 20 years ago but in its prime was really cool. A man by the name of Andy Huff owned the property where Fun Mountain was developed. Before there was ever a theme park there was a hotel.
FUN MOUNTAIN THEME PARK
Fun Mountain was built in the early 90s. A company bought the property and tore down the perfectly wonderful hotel. The park was home to over 10 different amusement rides and a giant arcade.
According to Gatlinburg Inn.com; The park had financial difficulties and eventually closed the gates after seven years. All the rides were sold off but as I found out the chairlift remains. There are no signs marking the property but if you can find your way past Ole Red heading west and up the hill from downtown just a short walk glance to your right before the Clarion hotel and you can go on an adventure all your own.
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