If you haven’t ridden a mountain coaster yet, you should the next time you’re in town! This activity is perfect for just about anyone since you get to control the speed of the car. Ride together or solo while you enjoy the scenery of the mountains and the twists and turns of the ride! Check out these 4 mountain coasters in Pigeon forge and Gatlinburg you’ll love:
1. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
One of the mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge is the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. It is located on Wears Valley Road, making it a little secluded. You’ll feel like you’re flying through the trees on this ride! The track is over a mile long and takes about 7 to 8 minutes to complete. You have the option to ride once or you can pay a little more to re-ride all day long! Children must ride with an adult, but you can choose to ride together or by yourselves if you’re a teenager or adult. You’ll enjoy the twists and turns of the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster! You can even ride it at night since it stays open until 11 pm Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they stay open until midnight.
2. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ride is over 9 minutes long. You’ll get to enjoy tunnels, curves, and even some hairpin turns to get your adrenaline pumping! You also get to experience four uplifts and four drops. Ride once during the day so you can see the beautiful land surrounding the coaster, and then come back at night for a completely different experience! The track lights up with colorful neon lights, something everyone will love. Small children who are 3 to 6 years old must ride with an adult. Everyone older than 6 may ride their own car.
3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
You’ll have a blast riding the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster through the mountainous terrain! It’s an experience unlike any other. Go as slow as you want to enjoy the scenery or see how fast you can go with the wind blowing through your hair! You may even reach speeds over 30 miles per hour! An attendant will walk you through the safety features before you go for the ride. You can purchase tickets in person or online. You also have the option to purchase pictures of yourself riding on the coaster to remember this crazy ride!
4. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
At Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster, you are propelled by gravity for a fast, exciting ride. You can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour and feel the wind in your face. This coaster is easy to control; the handles must be pushed forward to go fast and pulled back to slow down. Their cars are equipped with a patented Distance Control System that prevents the cars from hitting each other, ensuring guests are safe. Riders who are 3 to 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is 16 or older. To ride in your own car, you must be at least 54 inches tall. Once you ride the mountain coaster, you can then ride the Mountain Glider to feel like a bird in the trees!
Everyone will have a blast riding these mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Since you know one activity you want to do when you come, now you should start planning! Browse through our rooms and book one today!