If we learned anything on this trip, it's that this little girl is a bonafide thrill seeker. She loved every ride and was fearless.
She had been asking for months to ride a carousel. We came across three carousels in three different cities. All closed.
Here, she was able to cross that off her list by riding two carousels in two days. We heard about an area called The Island in Pigeon Forge, which is a mini amusement park right down the road from Dollywood. There's no entrance fee; you pay for each ride. We rode the large ferris wheel and a small carousel.
In Dollywood, Mattie just so happened to pick the largest and most ornate horse, appropriately named Dolly.