Spring break is coming up fast, have you made your plans yet? Fort Lauderdale too spendy and way out of range of your budget? Who needs crowded beaches full of teenagers? Why not do something completely different and head to Gatlinburg, TN? If you have never been here before, you just might be surprised at the many things to do in Gatlinburg. If you want something a little different to do, why not check out the Mountain Coaster?
Set Your Own Pace
Life moves along at a fast-enough pace and your spring break is going to go by in the blink of an eye. But, you know, not everything you do has to happen at max speed. One of the beautiful things about the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is you get to decide if you are going to fly down the track at 30+ miles per hour, or if you are going to take your time, stopping for pictures along the way.
The coaster offers both single and double seat cars that look a little like the toboggans we used to play in the snow with. Each rider is buckled in place with a seat belt and the person in the front seat controls the brakes. The first part of the ride starts out like most coasters with a drive and linkage system pulling you to the top of the first hill. After this, you are on your own; let it rip or coast along.
There are signs that let you know when you need to start building up a little bit of speed to get over the top of the second hill. The slow section of the track is perfect as it gives you plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Spring in Gatlinburg brings you a wealth of spectacular wildflowers; some of the best in the state.
Night Time is the Right Time
If you think riding Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is fun during the day, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! The coaster is open late into the evening, giving you a chance to gather up some of your buddies and have a night roller coaster riding party. The tracks are lit up all the way to the bottom with LED Christmas lights that create an amazing view that only gets better the faster you fly along the track.
The other great thing about riding the coaster at night is that the lines tend to be shorter. Get a discount on your second same-day ride, when you present your first ride ticket. Spend the day checking the area out and then come back in the evening when the sun has set to ride the tunnel of light that snakes its way down the mountainside.
Anyone can spend a fortune going to places like Fort Lauderdale or Daytona Beach. When you want to have an adventure on your spring break you won’t soon forget, spend as much time as you can riding Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, one of the very best things to do in Gatlinburg, TN!