Are you looking for the best way to bring your whole family together while on vacation in Gatlinburg? One group wants to shop, the other wants to go hiking, and yet another wants to check out some putt-putt golf on the Strip. It can be hard to find something that everyone loves – that is, until you stumble upon the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!
People of All Ages Love the Mountain Coaster
One of the most unique things to do in Gatlinburg, the Mountain Coaster is a specially-designed roller coaster that offers a thrill to everyone. First, you can control the speed of your one-person or two-person car, meaning that those who aren’t in such a hurry to get an adrenaline rush can cruise along happily. Second, the Mountain Coaster is designed to be totally silent, so you can get a chance to see some amazing mountain wildlife on your ride. Finally, the Mountain Coaster is open rain or shine, and even offers rides after dark! We bet you’ve never taken a roller coaster ride in the rain before, and you’re missing out.
Everyone is Welcome on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Children must be at least three years old and at least 38 inches tall to ride the coaster with a parent, but there are no special skills required to control your cart. We’ll show you how the simple brake mechanism works to slow your cart down if you like and then you’re off! Children who are at least 56 inches tall may ride alone if you wish. All our carts have safety harnesses and lap belts to keep everyone safe. When you finally coast to the finish line, the whole crew will be begging to go again. Here’s a hint: if you ride the coaster twice in the same day, bring back your first receipt for a discount on round two!
Even the Wait is One of Many Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg
At the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, we never want you to feel bored. This is one of the most exciting ways to experience the mountainside after all. So instead of walking or climbing up the mountain to the top of the coaster, you’ll ride up in a lift system that gives you a great view of the city while you wait. This is a really fun way to get off your feet for a while, and when you ride the coaster, you’ll end up back down on the Strip. So you’re almost getting two rides in one!
When you’re done with your ride, don’t forget to check out the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Photos site, where you can get a memorial photo of your trip from one of our track cameras! We also encourage you to bring your own camera and share your coaster memories on Instagram or Facebook with #CoasterMoments!