24 May 2010

Adventure on Titanic and a Giveaway! *****GIVEAWAY CLOSED******


Those were the only words J and I could utter upon
our arrival at Titanic Museum Attraction
in Pigeon Forge, Tn.

It is beyond enormous.
Titanic Museum Attraction is a half-scale, permanent,
three-deck recreation of the Titanic.

It is absolutely incredible.
I felt as if I were back in time.
I wish I had dressed for the occasion!
Something truly vintage!

After we purchased our tickets,
we got in line with about 150 other people who were
just as excited as we were!

As we chatted with other passengers (!),
we found we were among a lot of other Tennessee residents!
But,visitors were from all over the U.S.!
Including quite a few from Canada.
(hint hint, Andrea!)

The one thing we all had in common
was a interest in the history of the

When you get into line you are given a boarding pass
with the name of an actual passenger from the

I was Eleanor Widener.
Known for her lavish parties
and enviable guest list!
She and her husband were giving
a party for Captain Smith,
on that fateful night.
Mrs. Widener was from Elkins park, Pennsylvania.

J was John Crafton.
Mr. Crafton was returning from Europe.
He would soon be retiring from his companies,
which were in the limestone and lumber industry.
Mr. Crafton was from Roachdale, Indiana.

 The Titanic museum has 20 galleries that display nearly 400 authentic,
priceless Titanic artifacts that were either
taken from the ship and put into lifeboats by passengers and crew,
or were found floating soon after the sinking of the ship
 and quickly salvaged by rescue boats.

Reproduction teapot
available in the gift shop!

Isn't it odd that people who were in a life and death situation
actually brought their china or jewels with them onto lifeboats as the
Titanic was sinking!

I don't think I would cart my Fiesta Ware
off a sinking ocean liner!

The Titanic artifacts are displayed in such a beautiful manner!

      Inside the Titanic Museum Attraction,
visitors will find full-size recreations of First Class suites
and Third Class cabins.
(built to actual Titanic blueprints!!!)

The museum’s centerpiece is a $1 million exact reproduction of the
 Grand Staircase.

I felt very grand as I walked the staircase!
I just needed a wardrobe change so
I would resemble Rose from the Titanic movie.
(Oh, those gorgeous hats she wore!!)

Third-Class cabin.

There is a  First-Class suite in the Titanic Museum Attraction,
 that is a replica cabin used in James Cameron’s blockbuster
movie Titanic as Rose’s suite.

                              To create the illusion of Titanic at sea, the ship is anchored in water!
 A two-hour self-guided tour gives "passengers" the feeling of sailing on
 the original ship’s 1912 doomed voyage.

At the end of the tour, there is a memorial wall.
All the names of passengers who were on the
Titanic's maiden and doomed voyage are listed.
In separate categories.
Those who lived.
Those who died.

The passenger whose boarding pass I had, lived.
J's died.

Very Erie.

There is so much more I could share!
We had a wonderful day.
I hope each one of you have the chance to see the Titanic Museum for yourselves!

~~~NOW YOU CAN!~~~

It just so happens,
the owner of Titanic Museum Attraction,
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
has graciously agreed to let a lucky winner have

(Two adults and up to four children!)

I know there are many followers who live in Tennessee,
and other southeastern states!

I also know how many of you have commented that you visit
East Tennessee,
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Cades Cove,
Pigeon Forge,

each year!

Some of you come in the Spring!
A lot of you visit our state in the summer!
Many of you travel here to view the spectacular Fall leaves!
Quite a few of you spend Thanksgiving and Christmas,
here in the mountains!
Whatever time of year, you choose to come to east Tn.,
Family Pass will be valid until December 31, 2010!

*****Here are the Giveaway Rules*****

1. You must be a Follower of this Blog
and leave a comment.

2. You must be "A Friend"
(The "Big Cheese" will checking!!)
of the Titanic Web Promotion
Specialist, Erin Wicker,
on Face Book
Just click here to go to her Face Book page!

3. For a Second Entry, post about this giveaway, or put something on your sidebar.
Then come back here and
let me know that you did so in your second comment!

*Giveaway will be open until middle of next week.*
A day and time will be chosen in a few days.
That Random Picker thing will be used.

Even if you cannot use the Family Pass, but know
 friends or family are headed this way,
Go ahead and enter!!
You can give the pass to them!

****If you would like to leave a comment,****
and I hope you do :)
But do not wish to be entered, 
just type, I DO NOT WANT TO ENTER!!!
Along with your comment!

I think that is everything.
If anyone has a question,
just email me at

Thank you so much to
Titanic Museum Attraction
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

We had an amazing time during our visit!!
You will, too!

Wonderful day to everyone :)


I have not been compensated in any way for this
When we visited Titanic Museum Attraction,
we purchased our own pass.
*Image Credits*
Titanic Museum Attraction
Bing Images
All Posters
Titanic Movie dot com

p.s. The gift shop is great!
I could have spent hours in it!
Oh, wait. We did.


Lucy said...

Wow....that really makes me want to see it again. I think the exhibit in Pigeon Forge is much larger than the one they had here in Phoenix. That's neat. I could stay in there forever just wondering who wore what and who those things belonged to ... so fascinating. And sad.

Feral Female said...

Very cool attraction! Thanks for sharing!

The White Farmhouse said...

Mememe! Pick me! We are actually going to be in TN for a family reunion this summer. How fun to go and visit this marvelous place! I know my husband would love it. He is into boats and stuff.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Misha! OMGosh....I would LOVE to win those tickets so PLEASE put me in for the draw. I've 'befriended' the lady on facebook and now I'm going to see about putting your draw on my blog. What a wonderful give-away! Have a wonderful weekend....Maura:)

Donna said...

How wonderful! I would love to win. We intend to go probably sometime this fall season. I am a follower, of course. Unfortunately, I don't do Facebook, so I can't meet that requirement. However, I did put a little promotion about the giveaway on my blog's sidebar. So perhaps you will allow me one entry!

Andrea said...

Sounds like it would be a lot of fun and at the same time, very erie.

Last night, as I read your sweet comment on arise 2 write...I wondered if your mom was still lurking in the bushes reading my blog. It is so funny, b/c ever since you told me....I think of her ALL the time and I don't know what she looks like or even her name. I think about how our actions or words we put on our blogs may affect others (for good or bad). Knowing she is out there somewhere reading my blog has made me really think about all GOD is doing in and through each of our lives. Tell her I said, Hi and I deeply appreciate her visits even if I don't know she has been by.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Deb said...

Wow Misha, I mean Eleanor, that looks like it was incredibly interesting. I doubt will make it to TN anytime soon so DO NOT ENTER ME. I really enjoyed reading about it though. Thanks for sharing. Y'all have a nice weekend.


Donna said...

OK, you said I could enter again since I did I posted about the giveaway on my sidebar! We've heard all about the museum from our security company (a very small company that luckily landed the contract to protect their artifacts).

I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful time!

Laura said...

My husband would love this! He has been interested in the Titanic for a long time (even before the movie :)). I would love to be able to take him - we could make a long weekend out of it. Our 25th wedding anniversary is this fall! I really want this...but Good Luck to everyone!!!

Catherine said...

it seems like you had a wonderful time together! i won't enter the giveaway , it would be a little ...too far for me!

allhorsestuff said...

DO NOT WISH TO ENTER-\Misha, wow what a neat-o place to go!
My mother's maiden name was a passenger's that lived and many movies have her depicted in them...'The Unsinkable MOLLY BROWN"!
On our Oregon public Broadcasting- "OPB" station this week...they have had some specials about the The Titanic. It is so very interesting..they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
Cool post!

Uncovered Ruby said...

I don't want to enter, but oh how I wish I could!! It's too far away for us to go at this juncture in time, and I don't know anyone headed that way either. I just LOVE all the pictures and what an awesome experience for you! Someday...
Lisa :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Misha.... Now--I want to go to see that for myself. Looks like they did a fabulous job of it...

You are sweet to have a Giveaway--but I truly won't participate in any Giveaways. I used to --but then decided not to several months ago. I'm sure that someone else will love your gift though.

I hope we will get there sometime this summer.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Wow, that is so interesting, and what a GREAT IDEA! I am so impressed that they would give away tickets to this! I loved hearing about your time there and I would love to go...your area of the country is so beautiful!

Pamela said...

I would love to win this! I'm a follower of your blog and I just requested to be friends with Erin Wicker on Facebook.

Pamela said...

For the 2nd entry I've posted a link in my sidebar. ~I had already posted about the Titanic at Pigeon Forge on my blog just before it opened--http://116bluebirdlane.blogspot.com/search/label/TITANIC

Heart2Heart said...


I went to the Titanic exhibit that was held at the Queen Mary here in Long Beach and we were fortunate to see those wonderful artifacts that were on board the ship. It was amazing to be on a ship learning about a fate of one that was devastating so we could really get that full affect. Love how they incorporated the passenger list and what they were doing on that fateful night, how did they know?

We have something similar on the Holocaust museum here that does the same thing. My daughter took a field trip in high school and not only did they learn the fate of their card but the person hosting their tour was a survivor and showed them all her marks of being tagged.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Misha, I just put your Give-Away on my blog's side bar! Please put me in the hat one more time...THANK YOU :) Maura

Julie Harward said...

I would so love to see this! It was so beautiful and what a story it holds! Makes me want to get the movie out and watch it again! Come say hi :D

Cindra said...

What a wonderful exhibit. The Titanic has always been a topic of interest to me... such a story. Every person on the boat seemed to have a story. I was not aware they had such a place... definitely will have to see it. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

I so want to visit the Titanic exhibit. They were building it last time I was in Pigeon Forge. I am a follower of yours and I am follower of the lady on FB.
Did you buy anything in the gift shop!

Amy said...

Hi Misha!! I'd love to join your give away but I can't, just realized today my passport is expired so I need to get it replaced, but when I do finally get stateside again I want to go to Disney world- sorry Titantic Museum!! BUT with that said, the museum looks REALLY cool!!! Whenever I have more money then I know what to do with, I'll come visit!!! :-)))
Have a super day my friend- hugs from Norway :-))

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like you had a great time!Where did they place this?


Thomasmom said...

What awesome pictures from the Titanic museum! Please enter me in the wonderful giveaway! We plan to go in June for my sons 7th Birthday(he is a BIG titanic fan! He draws lots of Titanic pictures-his teachers are impressed!)It would be a great Birthday surprise for him!

Ann On and On... said...

Of course I am a follower! What a fun post...

It makes me sad to think of history being forgotten. We need to give more thanks to those before us for their efforts and courage. I imagine most of us could walk one day in their shoes.

Ann On and On... said...

I have requested Erin Wicker to be my Facebook friend. :D

I'll be in Lexington in July. If I win it will be a 3 hour drive to the exhibit.

Ann On and On... said...

I posted your giveaway on the side of my blog. (I didn't follow your directions...and posted one too many times. Oops!

Did you purchase anything in the gift store?

Erin Wicker said...

Hi All. It's Erin from the Titanic. I am following Misha's blog as she is super talented and her blogs are a joy to read. I have a new blog started also. I review attractions in Branson, Mo and Pigeon Forge, Tn, write about being a mom, and also blog about events at the Titanic Museum. Won't you please follow me? http://titanicbranson.blogspot.com/