So, you are into the nightlife, but want something a little bit more exciting than just hanging out at one of the many great bars and clubs in the area? Have we got what you are looking for! What if we told you that you could ride down the side of the mountain on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster all the way up until 9 p.m. on weeknights and 10 p.m. on weekdays? Well, it’s true, we keep the coaster open after dark, so you can enjoy a completely different experience.
The Difference is Like Night and Day on Our Mountain Coaster
Okay, so maybe that sounds a little redundant, but when you come here to ride the mountain coaster, you will soon see what we mean. Picture this, you drive the same stretch of road through the woods every day. But then, when you have to drive it at night, it’s like driving in a different world. The same applies to riding one of our carts down the side of the mountain after the sun goes down.
Bathed in the glow of thousands of tiny lights, the ground below the track tends to attract many different animals for your viewing pleasure. They have become so used the presence of the track that they tend to completely ignore it and those who are riding it. With this in mind, you should take a nice slow ride down the mountain coaster, maybe even stopping for a few minutes along the way.
A New Way to Look at Nightlife
If your idea of nightlife has been hitting the clubs or bars to check out the action, they are only a small part of the many things to do in Gatlinburg. When you get tired of this scene or if it just isn’t your thing, then you should consider checking out the nightlife over at the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.
Unlike many nighttime activities that are for adults only, the mountain coaster is for everyone to enjoy. The carts all have seat belts and brakes for safety. You control how fast you go down the track. Take it nice and slow, giving yourself and your co-rider chance to look for the many animals that come out at night or stay off the brakes and see how fast you can go. Our carts can reach speeds of up to 35 mph if you like a little speed.
At this speed, the twinkling lights covering the track turn into a lighted tunnel, a thrill in its own right. There is literally never a bad time to try out the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, but night offers something that no other coaster offers: your chance to take in the stars at your own speed, and share this special moment with a loved one. Imagine taking your kids for a ride like this under the stars. Talk about creating memories with your kids that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
For the time of your life, we invite you to try something completely different with regard to a little nighttime action. Come on out to the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster and enjoy one of the best ways to enjoy everything we have to offer – at night!