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Puy du Fou to create first US attraction
POSTED 10 May 2022 . BY Tom Walker
The Puy du Fou element will be a part of the 200-acre The 407: Gateway to Adventure project development Credit: EBCI/The 407
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US market with its immersive themed visitor experience
The French operator secured a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian
The attraction will be located at the The 407: Gateway to Adventure project in Sevierville, Tennesee
According to ECBI, the fully immersive walk-through show will be inspired by an "authentic and heartbreaking Cherokee story"
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US attractions market with its iconic, immersive themed visitor experience, after securing a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (ECBI).

The EBCI Tribal Council has approved plans to provide US$75m worth of funding for phase 1 of The 407: Gateway to Adventure project in Sevierville, Tennessee.

The Puy du Fou element will be a major part of the 200-acre development, located at the entrance of the Smoky Mountains.

According to ECBI, the US' first Puy dy Fou will be a fully immersive walk-through show inspired by an "authentic and heartbreaking Cherokee story" of their heroism in World War 1.

Nicolas de Villiers, chairman and artistic director of Puy du Fou, said: "This project in Tennessee, developed together with the EBCI means a lot for us: it will initiate our presence on the American soil where there are so many great stories to tell.

"As lovers of history and cultural roots, we are proud and honoured to partner with the EBCI Tribe to achieve this goal."

As well as Puy du Fou, The 407: Gateway to Adventure project will feature the world’s largest Buc-ee’s Family Travel Center, as well as shops, restaurants, other themed experiences, parks and hotels.

To read more about the project, click here.
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Puy du Fou to create first US attraction
POSTED 10 May 2022 . BY Tom Walker
The Puy du Fou element will be a part of the 200-acre The 407: Gateway to Adventure project development Credit: EBCI/The 407
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US market with its immersive themed visitor experience
The French operator secured a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian
The attraction will be located at the The 407: Gateway to Adventure project in Sevierville, Tennesee
According to ECBI, the fully immersive walk-through show will be inspired by an "authentic and heartbreaking Cherokee story"
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US attractions market with its iconic, immersive themed visitor experience, after securing a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (ECBI).

The EBCI Tribal Council has approved plans to provide US$75m worth of funding for phase 1 of The 407: Gateway to Adventure project in Sevierville, Tennessee.

The Puy du Fou element will be a major part of the 200-acre development, located at the entrance of the Smoky Mountains.

According to ECBI, the US' first Puy dy Fou will be a fully immersive walk-through show inspired by an "authentic and heartbreaking Cherokee story" of their heroism in World War 1.

Nicolas de Villiers, chairman and artistic director of Puy du Fou, said: "This project in Tennessee, developed together with the EBCI means a lot for us: it will initiate our presence on the American soil where there are so many great stories to tell.

"As lovers of history and cultural roots, we are proud and honoured to partner with the EBCI Tribe to achieve this goal."

As well as Puy du Fou, The 407: Gateway to Adventure project will feature the world’s largest Buc-ee’s Family Travel Center, as well as shops, restaurants, other themed experiences, parks and hotels.

To read more about the project, click here.
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Efteling and Puy du Fou announce six-year Raveleijn partnership


Efteling has announced a six-year partnership with Puy du Fou, with the French operator providing the Dutch theme park consultancy services on its popular Raveleijn show.
Puy du Fou signals further international expansion with China contract


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RideHOUSE is an iconic waterplay complex purposefully designed for young kids and families to enjoy. Find out more...
More videos:
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