Welcome to the 2024 McGee-Green Family Reunion!

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, July 18th 

3:00pm - Hotel Check-In

6:00pm-10:00 pm - Reunion Registration and Welcome Event @ Bruce's Cabin (Tanrac House 1120 Tanrac Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738)

 

Friday, July 19th

9:00am - Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park  (Please wear gray tee shirts, family photo will be taken at beginning of event arrival) 

  • We will meet at the park at 9:00 a.m.  Families are welcome to stay as long as they want.
  •  Admission to the park will not be included in the reunion fee.  However we will receive a group admission discount.  All reunion attendees are encouraged to join us so that we can take our 2024 Reunion Photo.
  • Description of the park and activities are below.

6:00pm - Gray and Black Party @ Bruce's Cabin (Tanrac House 1120 Tanrac Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738) (Individual photos and family group photos will be taken, this is a semi dressy event, finger food/drinks will be served)

 

Saturday, July 20th

Optional daytime activities - visit the Gatlinburg Visitors website for suggestions or view the ones provided below

6:00pm - Family Luau Event @ Hotel

 

Sunday, July 21st

Thank you for attending the 2024 Gatlinburg, TN McGee-Green Reunion, safe travels home!


Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park

The prices below include the 11.75% tax and an Express Lane  Admission pass for each ticket. This allows our group to bypass the wait-line for our initial arrival to Anakeesta to board the Open Chair Lift up the mountain.  The Express Lane places us toward the front of the line on the Open Chair Lift.  This can save us 0-3 hours depending on the wait to go up the mountain!  
If some want to ride the Enclosed Chondola or the Ridge Rambler Truck, the wait will be a little longer for them.

Everyone does not have to buy the same package! If some guests want admission only, they can do that and add on individual items as requested. If some guests want one package and others want a different package, that works too.

Group Admission Rates - per person

Adult (12-59) $36.33 Including tax & $5 Express Gate Admission Pass
Senior (60+) $29.57 Including tax & $5 Express Gate Admission Pass
Child (4-11) $23.99 Including tax & $5 Express Gate Admission Pass
All $16.10 Mountain Coaster Pass
All $47.49 Ziplining
All $10.05 Souvenir Mug
Adult (Ages 12-59) $13.40 Astra Lumina
Child (Ages 4-11) $8.93 Astra Lumina
Senior (Ages 60+) $11.61 Astra Lumina

 

The Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park activities included the group admission tickets are as follows :

  • UNLIMITED Chondola and Ridge Rambler Adventure truck rides to the Summit of Anakeesta.
    • Enter Anakeesta via our scenic chairlift ride, the Chondola, the famous gondola in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This is the WORLD’s ONLY fixed-grip Chondola where our guests choose to ride in an open-air 4-person chair with a bar or select an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6.  This scenic ride takes you up 600’ to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will enter the whimsical Firefly Village.
    • OR experience a ride like no other via our Ridge Rambler vehicles. These passenger trucks take you on a scenic guided tour through the forest as you journey to the summit of Anakeesta. This is at no extra cost and has unlimited rides included in your admission.
  • Treetop Skywalk - 14 bridges suspended 50-60 feet in the trees for a forest experience you will never forget.Discover the longest tree-based skywalk in North America with 880′ of spectacular hanging bridges suspended 50-60′ in the air.  Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you walk through the tree canopy.  Experience what it feels like to be a bird in the tree tops.  Keep a sharp eye, you may spot a bear on the forest floor below or a woodpecker nearby.  Be sure to bring your camera for the perfect family memory that you will want to share with everyone!
  • Vista Gardens - Get ready to experience an incredible mountaintop garden retreat in the Smoky Mountains at our experiential sensory garden walk,  Listen to the birds and sounds of cascading waterfalls, discover musical garden chimes and feel cool mountain breezes as you pass through the wisteria covered misting tunnel.
  • AnaVista Tower: 360-degree views of The Great Smoky Mountains from the tallest point in Downtown Gatlinburg.  From the top deck scenic views as far as Kentucky will surround you.  Interpretive signs identify mountain ranges and peaks and two glass panel floors allow guests to peer down into the garden 60 feet below!
  • Birdventure - BRAND NEW: Families are having a real hoot with the opening of BirdVenture, an aviary-inspired adventure zone where guests play and imagine life as a bird in the Smokies. Kids of all ages can explore three colorful, larger-than-life bird houses, a dozen interactive adventure zones, and seven giant serpentine slides with light features that will wind more than 50 feet down the mountain! This unique series of slide paths marks another first of its kind in the United States.
  • Children’s Treehouse Adventure - Children of all ages will love playing in the trees in this whimsically themed treehouse village interconnected by multiple bridges of varying challenge. Physical and educational elements designed to build strength and confidence will surprise guests at nearly every turn. Trek along a log walk to an elevated bird nest to learn about how an American Goldfinch cultivates its home, navigate a plank walk to a maze encapsulated by a house in the trees, and crawl through a tube net to a climbing adventure within the walls of nature.
  • BearVenture & TreeVenture - Anakeesta’s treehouse adventure adds more outdoor fun and imaginative play for families. Climb, swing, crawl and slide your way through three levels of play in these interactive treehouses.  Six netted bridges and three treehouses offer a different challenge that will delight children of all ages. Climb to the top to enjoy the views from above then slide to the bottom level to begin the fun all over again.
  • Firefly Village - a whimsical town in the sky with access to quaint shopping and dining, fire pit and breathtaking views.
  • Memorial Forest Walk - a heart-felt dedication to the community and tribute to the wildfires in 2016.

General Admission Add-ons at discounted Group Rates:

  • Astra Lumina
    • Adults $13.40….Child (4-11) $8.93….Senior (60+) $11.61
    • (All these rates are per person and includes tax
    • The enchanted night walk among the stars immerses you in an illuminating encounter of lighting, projection and sound.
  • Dueling Zipline 
    • Single Zipline rides are only $47.49 per person (including tax)
    • Enjoy beautiful views, while zipping side by side with your family and friends.
    • Experience our unique three zip excursion and multi8ple rappels.
    • Zipline Weight limit is 270 lbs. with close toed shoes ONLY.  No crocks.
    • Arrive at the registration booth for Zipline 30 Minutes prior to your scheduled time
    • Riders will need to sign a waiver - https://tickets.anakeesta.com/waivers/. Nothing needs to be printed out - the staff will access the waiver online.
  • Coaster Pass - Duel coaster pass for Hellbender and Rail Runner
    • Single Rail Runner rides are only $14.20 per person (including tax)
    • Single rider or tandem, choose your coaster adventure.  Ride each coaster oncer to savor the unique twists and turns they offer or double the fun by riding your favorite coaster twice.
    • Coaster weight limit is 230 lbs.  minimum height is 48.”
    • The coaster has no reservation time. You will have to wait in line to ride the Coaster, so be sure you allow time in your schedule for this.
    • Riders will need to sign a waiver - https://tickets.anakeesta.com/waivers/. Nothing needs to be printed out - the staff will access the waiver online
  • Anakeesta 20oz Souvenir Mug. FREE refills all day on your first visit! $10.05 (including tax)
  • Eatery Gift Card (Good at any Food Location)
    • $20 value...cost is $17 
  • Gem Mining-Individual bags can be purchased at the Gem Mining Booth (Open Seasonally)

Adventure Packages

Ultimate - $130.00 per person including tax ($149.60 retail value)

  • Includes: Express Admission, Ziplining, Coaster Pass,, $20 Food & Beverage Card, 20oz Souvenir cup that includes free refills.
  • Zipline Weight limit is 270 lbs. with close toed shoes ONLY and Coaster weight limit is 230 lbs. The coaster has no reservation time. You will have to wait in line to ride the Coaster, so be sure you allow time in your schedule for this.
  • Riders will need to sign a waiver - https://tickets.anakeesta.com/waivers/. Nothing needs to be printed out - the staff will access the waiver online

Premium - $83.00 per person including tax ($92.60 retail value)

  • Includes: Express Admission, Coaster Pass, $20 Food & Beverage Card, 20oz Souvenir cup that includes free refills.
  • Coaster weight limit is 230 lbs. The coaster has no reservation time. You will have to wait in line to ride the Coaster, so be sure you allow time in your schedule for this.
  • Riders will need to sign a waiver - https://tickets.anakeesta.com/waivers/. Nothing needs to be printed out - the staff will access the waiver online

Basic $61.00 per person including tax ($75.85 retail value)

  • Includes: Express Admission, $20 Food & Beverage Card, 20oz  Souvenir cup that includes free refills.

Anakeesta Dining Options

CLIFF TOP RESTAURANT - Enjoy an elevated dining experience at Cliff Top restaurant in Gatlinburg, located in Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village.  Serving modern American cuisine, guests will enjoy mouth-watering steaks, gourmet burgers, signature salads, savory appetizers, and house-made desserts.

SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT  –  Located in Firefly Village at the top of Gatlinburg’s Anakeesta Mountain, the Smokehouse BBQ restaurant offers delicious dining with an even better view. Enjoy our in house smoked meats like pulled pork, brisket and chicken wings, centered around a wood burning fire, for consistent temperatures leaving a juicy, smoked flavor that will take your taste buds on a delicious journey. Indulge in southern barbeque classics with unique dining overlooking downtown Gatlinburg and scenic mountain vistas.

KEPHART CAFE  – Find one of the best pizza places in Gatlinburg at Anakeesta. Enjoy a quick bite while relaxing at Black Bear Village. This walk-up pizza restaurant also serves gourmet hot dogs!  Perfect for guests on the go, Kephart Café provides guests a delicious and fast meal before continuing their day of adventure at Anakeesta. Grab a soft drink or local craft beer and enjoy Black Bear plaza with friends and family. Quick bites have never tasted so good!

TAP HOUSE - Take in the gorgeous views with a local Gatlinburg craft beer or signature cocktail from our Tap House. Grab a spot at our infinity bar overlooking beautiful mountain vistas or relax around the fire pit in Black Bear Village. Anakeesta offers abundant seating for guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air and unbeatable views seasonally.

THE BAR AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD  – Enjoy a drink in our spacious bar area adjacent to our Smokehouse restaurant where you’ll experience this one-of-a-kind setting.  The views of the Great Smoky Mountains surround you as our bar serves your choice of liquor, specialty cocktails, wine, and beer.

PEARL'S PIE IN THE SKY  –  Enjoy a scoop of creamy hand-dipped ice cream by Bluebell; cones, cups, and sundaes!  Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious homemade brownie sundae. You’ll step back to 1940’s Gatlinburg when visiting Pearl’s Pie in the Sky with the smell of homemade fried pies!

SNACK SHACK  – Hot, crispy, and absolutely DELICIOUS! Stop by Anakeesta’s Snack Shack for our NEW donut bites! Located between Firefly and Black Bear Village, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to try this light and fluffy delight topped with your choice of assorted toppings. With a portion large enough to share with friends and family, choose from a variety of flavors and take this snack with you on the go!

THE WATERING CAN BAR  – Delicious drinks await at our newest addition, the Watering Can Bar! Located at the base of AnaVista Tower, the Watering Can Bar is the perfect place to cool off with an ice cold beverage and relax while soaking in the views from the highest bar in downtown Gatlinburg.

THE WATERING CAN -  Delicious garden delights await at our newest eatery and retail outlet, the Watering Can. Guests touring Vista Gardens and AnaVista Tower can stop by the Watering Can and grab a healthy sandwich or wrap along with a sweet drink

TENNESSEE SIDECAR  – The Tennessee Sidecar is the perfect place to pick up a quick bite to eat or enjoy an ice cold beverage. Pick up an authentic Tennessee Walking Taco; an outdoor lover’s favorite family food with ground beef, cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, salsa, jalapenos and sour cream over your choice of Corn Chips or Doritos!

ROCKY TOP CANTEEN - Dive into a world of mouthwatering Mexican cuisine with our sizzling Carne Asada soft tacos, succulent Pollo Rojo, and savory Pork Carnitas. We’ve got something for everyone, including a special Kids Menu for our little ones. And don’t forget to top it all off with our irresistible nachos! Savor the brand new flavors of this culinary experience- it’s a fiesta for your taste buds!


Suggestions for Saturday Free Time Activities (all optional)

Family Friendly

 

  • Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is currently the top rated aquarium in the United States. The aquarium’s 1.4 million gallons of water is home to over 100,000 exotic sea creatures. The highlight of the aquarium is the 340-foot underwater tunnel, which allows visitors to view sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and other exotic sea animals face-to-face without getting wet. The moving glide-path seemingly whisks visitors through the depths of the oceans in one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. Your family is sure to be impressed when huge sharks swim within inches of them!
    • For a single ticket pass:
      • Adults (ages 12 and up) – $39.99
      • Child (ages 6 to 11) – $24.99
      • Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) – $9.99
      • Ages 2 and under – FREE
  • Hollywood Stars Cars Museum  A tour through the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Located in the Heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and surrounded by Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum first opened in 1996 featuring a collection of Television, Movie, and Celebrity owned vehicles.  Presently the museum houses 45 vehicles from favorite movies, TV shows, and entertainment icons.  We feature the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Many of the cars are the creations of George Barris, who has created more famous Hollywood movie & TV cars than anyone. The most Famous being the 1966 TV Show Batmobile.
    • $17.99 Adult Tickets
    • $9.99 Children (6-12) Tickets
    • Children 5 & Under are FREE!
  • Titanic Museum The world’s largest Titanic Museum attraction!  As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in its one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.  As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.
    • Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour.
    • Tickets: 
      • Pigeon Forge Adult Admission (Ages 13 and up) $35.00
      • Pigeon Forge Child Admission (Ages 5 - 12) $15.00
      • Pigeon Forge Child 4 and Under Admission $0.00
  • Dollywood Theme Park (and Water Park Named the #1 Theme Park in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2022, Dollywood Parks & Resorts features rip-roaring rides, delectable fare, and stellar entertainment—all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. From live artists performing country, southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music, to master craftsmen showcasing glass blowing and blacksmithing, Dollywood is brimming with the rich heritage and artistry of the Smokies. When it comes to thrilling entertainment for all ages, the park is home to more than 40 rides and attractions that include:
    • Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster
    • Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster
    • FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster
    • Wildwood Grove, voted the Best Kids’ Area for three consecutive years. Learn more about Wildwood Grove.
    • Other great rides include Mystery Mine, Blazing Fury, Barnstormer, Daredevil Falls, Thunderhead and more

 

1-Day Theme Park Tickets

  • Regular Adult Price AGES (10-61) $89
  • Child & senior discount available.
  • Prices do not include tax.

 

Add Water Park Access For $10

Outdoor Adventure

 

  • SkyLift Park & SkyBridge Since 1954, the iconic yellow chairs of the Gatlinburg Skylift have taken visitors to the top of Crockett Mountain for scenic views of the Smokies.  Today visitors to the summit can experience walking across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. Stretching 680 feet across with a height of 140 feet at its midpoint, walking the bridge is an unforgettable moment and accomplishment to be proud of, best documented with a photo.  The new SkyDeck and adjacent SkyCenter offer a place for refreshment and relaxation while enjoying the wide-open views of the mountains.
    • Sunday-Thursday 9AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM-10PM
    • Single visit tickets 
      • $34.95 Adult (12-64)
      • $27.95  Senior (65+)
      • $20.95 Junior (6-11)
      • FREE  Child (Under 5)
  • Rip Roaring Adventures White Water Rafting  (Ages 3+ only)  Smoky Mountain Rafting Trips for the entire family. Take in the majestic beauty of the Pigeon River, the Smokies and Cherokee National Forest while calmly floating along with your own personal Pigeon River rafting guide.
    • Looking for a fun yet relaxing rafting experience near Gatlinburg, TN that’s suitable for all ages? If so, the Lower Pigeon River Trip could be just your speed. This six-mile section of gentle class I and II rapids is perfect for you and your group to enjoy splashing and swimming while cooling off from the hot summer heat.
    • The Upper Pigeon River Trip is hands down the most exhilarating outdoor adventure you’ll find in the Gatlinburg, TN area. These class III & IV rapids are action-packed but also safe enough for the entire family (ages 8+) with no rafting experience necessary. Don’t know how to swim? NO PROBLEM! All guests are provided with Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets. As one of the Most Popular Rivers on the East Coast, you are guaranteed to have a Rip Roaring Good Time!
      • Tickets start at $47/participant depending on trip selection
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and discover why it’s the most visited National Park in the country! Tour these famous mountains while learning about Cherokee history and legends, Appalachian life, and much more. We’ll point you to all the best spots to take in the timeless wonders of the mountains. There’s no better way to see Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, or Rainbow Falls than on the Smoky Mountains tour!  As you drive through these scenic mountains, you’ll hear all about parts of Cherokee history you’ve never heard before, like the ancient Cherokee monarchy and the revolutionaries who fought against it! You’ll also get to hear detailed accounts of Cherokee ancestral legends about these mountains, from the great buzzard who shaped the Smoky Mountains from clay to the witch whose droplets of blood bloom into stalks of corn!
    • The Great Smoky Mountains are so vast that it can be tricky to find all the best spots—that’s where we come in. We’ll point you to all the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring sights in the park. Witness the majesty of Rainbow Falls, the 360-degree views atop Clingmans Dome, and the deep-rooted history of the Elys Mill. Our flexible route allows you to take all the time you need to admire the timeless wonders of the mountains.
    • Along the way, the Smoky Mountains Tour will fill you in not just on the rich history of the area and the people who have lived here but also on the complex flora and fauna which call these mountains home. Get to know the creatures of Cades Cove and learn how wildfires form an integral part of this vast, interconnected ecosystem.
    • All this without fussing with a map or adhering to someone else’s schedule! As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing, allowing you to keep your attention on the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
      • $14.99/car
      • A driving tour through Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3-5 hours depending on how many stops you make