Have you ever ridden the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster? Located in (shocker) Gatlinburg, the fun alpine coaster is one that you’ll want to ride again and again. If you’re a thrill seeker, of course. We’ve found the best place for you if you need to infuse your vacation with a little oomph.
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster was the first coaster in the Smoky Mountains, making for an enjoyable SEVEN minutes of twists and turns. Seven minutes is a pretty solid amount of time to be on an alpine coaster, especially when most mainstream rides hardly crack a couple of minutes.
No, this is all about the experience. The track runs through the forested wilds of east Tennessee, easily making you feel like you've left the whole of reality behind you. It's a gut-dropping, wildly exciting feeling - perfect for the daredevil.
Children have to be at least three years old to ride, and thirty-eight inches tall. Coaster cars are built for both single and double riders, making it easy for you to enjoy some time away with friends or bring the whole family - even your littles will fall in love.
There is an uphill lift system that will carry you to the top of the track which means there's no uphill trekking for you! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster makes it easy for you to visit and enjoy the whole of your trip to the wild side - without losing your breath.
You'll be carried across the forest floor, twisting and turning through the beauty that is eastern Tennessee. There's even a nighttime ride option! Would you dare ride the coaster at night?
The silent track allows for your imagination to run wild, and there are individual brake handles on each coaster car so you can enjoy the way YOU feel most comfortable.
The coaster is open all year 'round, and prices are $16 for a single rider and $27 for double riders, with a $24 special for parents riding with their kids. Punch 306 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee into that GPS and you're all set to go!