Anakeesta adventure park to open Sept. 1

Anakeesta is a new family attraction set to open this summer in Gatlinburg. 2-28-17 Live at Five at Four

GATLINBURG - UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Anakeesta adventure park will open on Friday.

The 72-acre park features a ground-level station on Parkway at which guests will catch an aerial lift called a "Chondola" that takes them up Anakeesta Mountain. The ride to the top will take 12 minutes.

At the summit, visitors will be able to shop or dine at a tree house. 

The park opens Friday, Sept. 1. November's wildfires delayed the project from a spring opening.

ORIGINAL STORY: Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

Anakeesta is looking to hire 130 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees ahead of their late August opening. 

A job fair is set for Monday, Aug. 7 from 3 to 6 .m. at 576 Parkway in front of the Anakeesta Chondola Station. Applicants should bring their resume and be prepared to meet with a member of the team. 

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If you're unable to make it to Monday's job fair, you can apply online.

LINK: Careers with Anakeesta

“We are looking for people who love the outdoors, enjoy working with people and want to share ‘the magic that’s in the mountains," said Ken Montgomery, HR Manager for Anakeesta. 

Employee benefits include:
• Competitive Salary
• 16 Paid Time Off days
• Free Parking Downtown (and ride the Chondola to work everyday!)
• 50% off food at Anakeesta
• Discounts to other attractions

Park organizers broke ground in January. November's wildfires delayed the project from a spring opening. 

The 72-acre park features a ground-level station on Parkway at which guests will catch an aerial lift called a "Chondola" that takes them up Anakeesta Mountain. The ride to the top will take 12 minutes.

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