Awesome in Every Season – Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!

How many amazing, fun things to do in Gatlinburg are open year-round? Quite a few to be sure, but how many of them are absolutely awesome no matter what time of year you come to the area? How would you like to slide silently down the side of the mountain on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster when the forests are covered in snow, or when the trees are changing colors in the fall? There simply isn’t a bad time to ride this mountain coaster. In fact, it is so much fun to ride that it’s open rain or shine, snow or breezes.

Springtime in the Smokies

There is nothing quite like springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains. While many of the outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg are still in the process of getting ready for the summer season, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster has been open all winter long. Spring is the perfect time to see the majestic trees and wildflowers begin to shake off the cold of winter and start to bud and blossom.


With millions of wildflowers in full bloom and the trees leafed out, the Smokies are a sight to behold. The mountain coaster takes you along a route that lets you take in all the splendor of the scenery at your own speed. Take your time, enjoy the ride and save your ticket. You can come back later the same day for discounted rides for the rest of the day. Night rides on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster are nothing short of spectacular as you slide down the lighted track. Take it nice and slow or go zooming down the silent-ride track at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Fall Foliage In All Its Splendor

If you think the majesty of the mountains in the summer is a sight to behold, then you need to visit the mountain coaster during the fall months. There is a bit of a chill in the air, but the sight of the leaves changing to their fall colors is nothing short of breathtaking. The sides of the mountain look like they are on fire, thanks to the plethora of shades of oranges, yellows, browns, and reds. It’s like you have just entered a completely different world, one that will stick in your mind for many years to come.


How many outdoor amusement rides do you know of that are open during the winter months? There are only a few things to do in Gatlinburg during the winter. But for those who are looking for something exciting to do, there is the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. The tracks go through snow that is left untouched unless it risks the passengers on the coaster. Imagine the thrill of flying down the rails as the snow flies all around you.

It doesn’t matter what time of year you come visit the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, there is always something new to see and tons of fun to be had at your own pace. So, if you are looking for something amazing to do during your next visit to Gatlinburg, be sure you check out the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, no matter what time of year you come.