FAST Alpine Coaster POV, Skylift & Monster Bridge ~ Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge

FAST Alpine Coaster POV, Skylift & Monster Bridge ~ Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge


it looks like snow it’s actually just
Frost no worries we’re okay good morning everyone Merry Christmas Eve ish I think
you’re watching this yep before I leave Pigeon Forge you can see
I’m on the banks of a beautiful river here yeah it’s very pretty here also
very cold and I am making a stop that I’ve been well it’s actually a
bucket-list stop before I even got on the road more than six years ago
full-time I had been seeing YouTube videos posted on Facebook and other
platforms of the Alpine Coaster you’d see point of view would let GoPro people
you probably know which one I’m talking about this is the longest mountain
coaster in the entire United States here in Pigeon Forge at Alpine Coaster the
longest there’s a lot of uphill then you come down it’s a two handed operation
because you got to break around the curves and unlike Dollywood they do
allow cameras so I’ve got my GoPro chest mount I’m gonna go get in line pay my
admission and then take you guys along how’s that sound
let’s have some fun not bad at all that was awesome how
fantastically fun was that that lived up to every piece of anticipation I’m so
glad I made that stop on the way out this is like the difference between
parks which just amazes me she thanked me for taking video and then asked that
everyone who took this video post it to their social media and tag them because
that helps drive business to it obviously right again nothing against
Dollywood in it I just don’t get it absolutely no loose clothing or articles
of any kind but a safely mounted GoPro on your chest that can’t go anywhere I
mean this ain’t going nowhere my sweaters not going anywhere my shoes
are staying on my feet I understand to an extent but pretty awesome and no
magnets I did talk to the manager I asked them I said you know it’d be great
if you sold a magnets so magnet I would have bought one did get a picture though
for 10 bucks you can take home a little Boulder here and then you get a picture
yourself going down making a funny face so maybe I’ll turn that into a magnet
cut myself out on it and turn it into a magnet fun fun stop but now I gotta say
goodbye to Pigeon Forge like I said I will be back there so so much to see
here when it’s better weather possibly this spring we’ll see let’s see let’s
head on down to Gatlinburg and have some fun there too though hey wait a minute
wait a minute before we head out at Pigeon Forge there’s some eye catchers
here a giant castle over here and how about the Hollywood Wax Museum here in
Pigeon Forge with a giant looking Mount Rushmore but those aren’t presidents
good enough I see Elvis I think that’s John Wayne right there and
I don’t know the other two sorry who are those Chaplin
that’s Chaplin help me out here who’s the gal I’m drawn a blank let’s go
inside see what they got it’s 25 bucks to get in but you know what I love the
wax creations that’s chap Jack Nicholson looking good
buddy Morgan Freeman get busy living get busy dying Angelina
Jolie Robert Downey jr. Leonardo DiCaprio is tall it’s all we are going
to die Indiana Jones I’m Jack Sparrow that’s pretty realistic right new
sidekick Orlando stare at these long enough you wonder if they’re really
gonna come to life some are good some of them are not so good
there’s Charlie Chaplin a pioneer of comedy video what you got there Elvis
those are my favorite thank you you have nerve you dog
Oh Robin we missed you buddy mama says life is like a box of
chocolates in that right Ellen DeGeneres hey upstairs we got Sean Connery I think
that’s from my hunt forget October and Vin Diesel Ryan Reynolds now the detail so there’s they freaked you out because
you like my peripheral vision I just think they’re real people Channing Tatum
Jason stateman some people say I kind of look like him even I’ve got puffy or
cheeks I love the King Kong down there rogon my second favorite comedian behind
Jim Carrey yeah weren’t quite as good as your daddy
that’s what real racing I’m into real racing rich poppy that might be the
worst wonder that does not look like Will Ferrell does it I don’t know maybe
a little bit good effort though flash ya gotta have some Rocky and some WWE John
Cena start even real ways bill murray one of the greats see what I mean some
of them are a lot better than others Adam Sandler in another Will Ferrell
this one’s a little better actually I am actually taller than one person in here
Kevin Hart hilarious snakes and dinosaurs could only be Chris Pratt Oh Charlie’s Angels I heard the remake
didn’t do too well ah Melissa she looks so real I feel like I
just reach out and hug you that’s great John Travolta and see what one more time
samuel l.jackson whose shotgun is this oh it’s face checked it’s Star Trek I
love it this job Willie Nelson Johnny Cash of course
Dolly Parton Eastwood oh that’s fantastic course John Wayne Jackie Chan and Owen
Wilson together then they exit us out to the Gift Shop where I need a magnet oh
but first Jackson not bad but they actually did not have a single magnet
that said wax museum Hollywood Mack wax museum they had a whole bunch of movies
but I decided to opt out to get one later I’m gonna have to get I have to
get a couple magnets there’s a one that says Pigeon Forge with the bear I need a
Gatlinburg one too all most of these say Great Smoky Mountains I want to wait to
actually go to the national park to get a Smokey Mountains one but I’ll get the
Pigeon Forge yeah I think I’ll get the funny bear Gatlinburg the Gatlinburg
snowman with some delicious pancakes it’s more happy snowman from Gatlinburg
we’re finally downtown Gatlinburg for Christmas everyone
I love it nice look Christmas town you made it
Hispanic Park I went up to the top here we go all right I’m gonna go to the
top wondering how many people shoes or belongings we’re gonna find on the
ground below it would be cool if there was snow but and we are number 70 look
at the river below that’s awesome oh man oh man oh man oh man what’s up
there coffee hot chocolate maybe you also get unlimited rides till 10 p.m.
tonight so I can come back at night if I wanted to the water so pretty I don’t
know I’m definitely not gonna be heading out of Gatlinburg at 5 p.m.
oh wait till it gets dark and maybe put on some miles after the rush-hour
traffic gets done you know that’s pretty fun we’re now going like straight uphill
by the way I mean like straight listen to the sky okay
my ears just popped can you tell how steep it is I’m holding the camera level
right now and we’re like almost going straight up – this is actually a really
long ride I’ve been on it for like eight minutes now we’re still climbing oh my
gosh look at Gatlinburg I’m guessing that’s been rebuilt at some point and
they just left the old platform’s there right and just rebuilt new ones yeah
there’s the lodge and give us where we get off take my picture table smile okay
get something warm to drink I’m pretty high right now see I mean
we’re up here pretty far whoa that really hits the spot by the way you can
see this bridge behind me and people are walking on that is the longest
pedestrian suspension bridge in the USA in the country so I visited the longest
downhill coaster and we’re gonna go walk that in a minute once I take care of
this you look around I am the only person anywhere in this entire city
wearing a t-shirt everybody else is dressed like we’re in Colorado in the
winter kind of cracks me up you know I’m walking I’m burning calories so I’m I’m
staying warm except for right now and I’m standing here drinking some nice hot
chocolate which is delicious some don’t like let’s take a look at Downtown
Gatlinburg here all right yep Smokey Mountains off in the distance
before we go on that bridge it’s ironic I’ve seen a lot of videos that look
really beautiful and now they’re logging the area kind of sucks yeah just tearing
it up all right let’s go sky bridge time one
thing worth pointing out this bridge really sways a lot not like Tacoma
Narrows galloping gertie but that’s just me standing here that’s that’s other
people doing all that that’s crazy we’ve used the downtown Gatlinburg also
you know all the times I go somewhere and it’s like totally empty
I’ve seen a lot of videos of this bridge in Gatlinburg I’ve never seen this
bridge this busy and packed with people a lot of people on the bridge yeah so we
take a look down here in it crazy to think they just built a whole town in
the middle of the Smoky Mountains there that’s me all right I’ve seen enough
shared it with you gotta find something to eat I’m hungry I don’t feel like
cooking in the RV so find some comfort food downtown Gatlinburg all right let’s
at least get one shot of going down straight downhill all right my RV is
somewhere Wade on the other side of that thing actually well it’s up that top I
found out some things you know about the bulldozer and the clear clear-cut thing
no there was a fire here in 2016 and they rebuilt this so you can kind of
see fragments of fire that that burned through this so jump the gun a little
earlier they’re talking about logging it no they’re just cleaning it up right
if there were a national chain burger restaurant that was my favorite in the
entire country it would be bye guys I don’t really like chain restaurants but
they make bad burger it is delicious you would like it and ironically the first time I had a
bye guys was in Florida we’re burgers our boss they’re good
they’re really good that sucker that just just look at it just love it love
it oh my gosh I love retro pinball machines they got so many in here Star
Trek Star Wars Hobbit ghostbusters Beatlemania out the original Batman
Wizard of Oz Twilight Zone The Addams Family and Walking Dead okay I don’t
know what this is we love death a lot of weird stuff I’m heading back gonna work
off some calories go check in on Jax all right I’m back grabbed a coat I
probably should have had it cooked but you know it’s trying to keep moving and
not need it I have been keeping one little thing from all my YouTube viewers
my patreon subscribers know what’s up but I some you know what it’s gone
psycho guy wiggle him so precious so let’s have a quick little chat here
because some things were not as I expected coming into this area of the
Smoky Mountains don’t get me wrong not to take away from any of the awesome
that I loved part of it but there’s no snow first of all last snow I saw was up
in Illinois in November okay so and it’s bitterly cold keeps keeps freezing my
pipes no running water anything here and then as soon as precipitation moves in
to this area Tennessee the temperature raises 40 50 degrees and it just pours
rain in fact I’m gonna admit to you that when I originally got to Pigeon Forge
and checked into KOAT actually purchased up front a three day Dollywood ticket
and spent four nights at the KOAT for three straight days it poured and almost
flooded in the Pigeon Forge area and I was just stuck inside the RV I’m like
this is not what I had in mind for Christmas let alone the fact that
Christmas has any holiday is tough for me when I’m alone I’m not really alone I
have you on the other side of the lens but you
know it’s different it messes with my emotions so to say that things have not
gone as I planned or expected is the understatement of the entire Christmas
season but what if I wanted to make a change and do something different well
sometimes I have to I don’t have to defend myself but I should let you know
Erik why you go in that direction that’s the opposite of where you said you were
gonna be for Christmas that type of stuff isn’t talking about so I’m gonna
put on about six hours of driving after the Sun sets and after traffic dies down
and I’m gonna be driving for a while in fact I think I’ve got 10 hours and 52
minutes of driving in the next two days but you know it’s good for me may not be
good for you in fact I don’t even know if I’m going to vlog from where I’m
going it’s an Orlando and you know hey I’m
thinking about just taking a whole week off and getting back to you guys in 2020
let me know in the comments below would you like for me to vlog and talk with
you this next week or I’m going down south or should I just take a break let
me know in the comment I’d like to hear from you of course if you don’t like the
video content you can just wait till January to but maybe I would like the
vacation also maybe I need the vacation just go in and enjoy it so so that’s
that’s what I’m gonna be you in the next couple days well you guys do Christmas
with the delay I’m going to get there Christmas Eve it will be my very first
ever Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in the Disney park our first it’s our first
so anyway got a lot of traveling to do I want to make some coffee and and stay
alert while I’m driving and be careful I’m in no rush but if you don’t hear
from me on YouTube you know where to find me Instagram I’ll be posting some
pictures and of course patreon I’ll be posting some video clips here and there
and some pictures over there too so Merry Christmas y’all enjoy your time
spent with your loved ones family friends and all that in between Jax and
I will what are you even really he’s like what
the heck dad slides in we don’t need it out all the time are you hungry are you
hungry yeah uh-huh okay I gotta feed the kitty
so all right guys take care of Merry Christmas Happy New Year bye guys

100 COMMENTS

    FYI – Yes, I did see James' video calling me out on this weight loss challenge. I will make a video here after Christmas responding. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas, everyone.

    I love your Disney videos! I rewatch them pretty often because you show the whole experience of RVing at Disneyworld! Do what you have to do, but I thought I should let you know how much we like those videos!

    I want your carefree traveling life. You got a good life from this side of the lense. Eric if you need a break, take a break. youtube land will still be here when you check back in.
    Merry Christmas. See ya on the flipside.

    Great video, Eric! Thanks for sharing! Amazing! Beautiful! Someplace I could only hope to visit. Thanks for taking us along!

    What ever you decide to do, I for one will be waiting for you when you return.
    Be happy, safe travels & merry Christmas to you & Jax❀️

    Eric. Love your channel. I’m a veterinarian in southeastern KY and my wife and I would love to meet you and Jax sometime. If you come back up US 23 let me know. I’ll give Jax a good checkup.

    I would vote for a holiday break for you. Make sure to check out Universal while you're there. Springfield exists there in full size. πŸ™‚

    Take a well earned break! You can enjoy Disney world and get refreshed and ready for the next vlog adventure. Most have seen you in Disney before. This one you can just take some still photos for Instagram etc. Give Jax man a big hug and extra treats. Merry Christmas Eric!!

    What a packed full quality video! πŸ‘ Loved the sights from the Skylift and the bridge! Love Five Guys πŸ” 🍟 Got such a big kick out of Jax expressing his opinion at the end. He is a treasure 🐱 πŸ’•
    I will miss not seeing your videos if you take a break 😐 …. that being said …. if you would like to take a break, I for one can respect that ☺
    Merry Christmas Eric! …. and to Jax too!
    πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

    Take a vacation! Although we will miss you and Jax, you deserve a break to just enjoy your time without worrying about filming and editing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    There’s no place like Disney ❀️ Of course we want to hear from you. Y’all have a GREAT Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸ»

    Maybe we don't all do Christmas either! I've done what I am going to do. Will miss you and others that don't post! Merry Christmas and happy 2020!

    You crack me up! β€œI’m pretty high right now!” Lol! I’ll miss you n Jax…..but it’s up to you. If you need a break then I’m okay with. Don’t know bout everybody else. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ to you n Jax if I don’t see u both βœŒοΈπŸ‘πŸ½

    Enjoy your trip and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years if we don't hear from you in between. If you need the time off take it, but I doubt you can keep the camera put away for that long! πŸ™‚ Have fun and safe travels!

    While Dollywood won't let you carry a camera on their rides they are more than willing to give you whatever footage of their rides you ask for and in various formats. Sure, it's not yours but spliced between your footage from the ground and their footage from the ride you can get a pretty good feel for the ride.

    NOOOOOOOOOO! What am I going to do? I have been off work for a few days and performing the final touches on my bus. I so look forward to your videos every other day. I anticipate your videos like I anticipated the next Dukes of Hazzard or Dallas. (They only aired on Friday nights) I have not missed one episode in the last 2 years and 6 months.. I binged watched the earlier vids. I enjoy your content and the High quality. However, I realize you need a break as well. I don't know what you are doing, but you're doing it! Eric, you be you and vlog when you like. Just know, I will be waiting on your next video like a Gov't check!!! LOL! Safe Travels my fellow TEXAN. Merry Christmas!

    I vote that you Vlog and talk to us. Don't need to make it long. Just keep in touch! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

    Merry Christmas brother πŸŽ„and you do what makes you feel happy also happy new year πŸΎπŸŽ‰,stay safe ,stay strong ,stay healthy, god bless and enjoy life. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸŽ…πŸ₯“πŸŒΆπŸ₯©πŸšπŸšŒ

    I would love for you to vlog in Disney. You mention…people will be enjoying their families….well, your family too. Let us have a sneak peek of Disney Christmas eve. I bet it's beautiful. Have fun and Merry Christmas to you.

    Take a break. You deserve it. Come back when you are recharged. We are still waiting for you to visit West Virginia. Do your research on quirky things here. You might want to wait until late spring or summer though.

    Will be there next week!!! Curious where did you stay/park for downtown Gatlinburg? Im traveling with a 24 foot TT and 1 ton truck. 5 guys YEA Started right year in my hometown of Fairfax VA!!

    I always enjoy your videos. Take some time off. Looking forward to your videos in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

    Dear Eric this is John chalker from Waterbury Connecticut I think you got you should blog with us for the a lot of us with miss you for the holidays and new we think of you as a trusted friend not just a tour guide we think of you as family and the family friend PS I think you are you and Jax are really cool and my cat Tinkerbell think so she's worth every time we put on your channel she ends up sitting on my on my table and she watches your

    Eric…everyone needs a break/Vacation. As much as I enjoy your videos. I hope you take some time off for the holidays..God bless and take care.

    When you where in So. Calif on I – 15 north bound you drove past where I Live with in 10 – 12 miles I live in Apple Valley Ca If you ever come this way again Please come visit there's room on the side for the RV love too see you long time viewer since your first RV, I commented on where you park on old rt 66 in Cajon pass , commented about the Gay's that hang out there, it a bad area, LOL

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Eric! We better not see you until 2020! Go ahead and enjoy the week at Disney and wherever else you plan on going! I for one think you probably need MORE breaks throughout the year. A video every other day – with the quality you do – is grueling. People don't seem to understand that just because you enjoy your work doesn't mean it's easy!

    Jax may know that you smelled like 5 Guys and that made him hungry. You aren't alone because Jax is there to share your Merry Christmas. Vlog or not? I look at the videos and ask "Where is Eric today?" No expectations. Of course, you could post a short video of Jax man and Eric doing nothing. I love the cat videos.

    I think Jax wants to check out the space above the slide out but food is a good 2nd place option lol! I don't mind when you change your plans. If things are not working out the way you planned then change them. That's the beauty of living the life your living! I hope you vlog from Florida but I totally understand if you want a break. Eeither way I hope you and Jax enjoy your holidays!

    I like watching your videos and hadn't thought about you taking a vacation. To me what you do for a living is a vacation for me. But I'm in favor of you taking a short Christmas break. Have fun! Merry Christmas Eric!

    Mickey MouseπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
    Lots of changes & demolish/remodeling in Epcot. Ride the Disney Skyliner Gondola.

    Dude, take some time off. I truly enjoy your videos and your quirky way of doing life. I live vicariously through your travels, but it is always good to take a break now and then. Enjoy you time.

    Merry Christmas!
    Michael

    Eric, take video along the way if you feel like you want to share with us fans, but I wouldn't post until Jan 2, 2020. Enjoy your vacation at Disney world, you so deserve it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Eric from the Wiener Wagon tribe in Las Vegas NV.

    Eric: Flash flood warning's for the South. Check the weather! Be careful….Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgian, S. Carolina, flash flooding…

    Hi Eric β˜ƒοΈπŸŒ²β˜ƒοΈπŸŒ²β˜ƒοΈπŸŒ² enjoy your Christmas vacation β˜ƒοΈπŸŒ² catch you 2020πŸ‘ from friends a cross the pond ,β˜ƒοΈπŸ€” merry Christmas and a happy new year

    Just FYI they are only logging and it was rebuilt because of the huge wildfire they had a few years back you can google it Eric. That is why it is like that!!

    Hi Eric! If you remember, I lived very close to where Campervan Kevin lived in Ga. Well now I've bought 5 acres not far at all from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I wish I knew how to reach you directly. Would be great to catch up with you and meet Jax. My new property has RV hookups too!

    Just FYI they are only logging and it was rebuilt because of the huge wildfire they had a few years back you can google it Eric. That is why it is like that!!

    Enjoy some time off camera. If you do the Star Wars thing take some pics and post on Instagram at least. lol

    Okay you asked for me to respond to your question so first I want to respond to this video. This was one of the best of the best videos ever for me. I've never been on a roller coaster ride up or down a mountain and it felt like I was right there with you. I loved loved loved the wax museum, also. And I agree with you some of those wax people look just like the person they are supposed be. And others, I'm sorry seem like a sad excuse for whoever they were supposed to be. I loved that place too. I don't think you have made a video that I haven't liked. But this one was super super special to me. I want to get in my car and go there now to see for myself. But of course I can't do that because of the Christmas holiday plans already put together for me by family. And I can relate because I'm an old woman of 65, and there are lots of holidays that I have, unfortunately, been alone. And I can certainly relate to that. But for you and in your question, I want to respond; I feel you are so good to all of your viewers, especially me, that I would like you to be and to have Christmas where you want to be. And if that includes videos to all of us out here in video land that is great but if you'd like a break, because of course you certainly do deserve a break, I would like you to take it. Take a break from all of us out here in videoland and go where you want to spend Christmas. And there's no doubt in my mind that you will meet friends along the way and maybe even there, but on the happening that you don't, I still want you to be where you would like to be. You and Jax deserve it. And I personally would love to know in my heart that you're happy, and that Jax is happy too. So that is my answer. I know that we will hear from you again soon even if it's after New Year's. I must admit I'll be making an extreme sacrifice, LOL, but it is an extreme sacrifice that I am willing to make for my love for you and Jax and the happiness of the two of you. Well that's my answer. And I've especially marked this video so I can watch it over and over and over and over. We love you here in the state of Michigan. And I and my little dog Holly would love it for you and Jax to take your break if you need it, or a pause for the cause, just do what you would like to do for your Christmas and New Years holiday. We might cry and we might whimper, and we might feel extremely sorry for ourselves when we don't see a video from you for a few days, or weeks, but when you come back we will be right here. And that you can count on. Stay safe. Onward bound. And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy both because you're taking your break that you need and you deserve, both you and Jax.πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…β€β€β€πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’œπŸ’πŸ’ŽπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜šπŸ˜šπŸ˜šβ„β„β„

    Don't worry about us do what's best for you buddy you matter the most merry Xmas ps come back to buffalo ny would like to show you around

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