Imagine coasting through the mountains on a warm summer day. Now, picture yourself climbing the first hill of the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster and the excitement begins to flutter in your stomach. Soon, your mind clears and all you can hear is laughter from fellow riders and birds welcoming you with their song. The sunlight flickers through the tree canopy as you approach the top of the track, and whoosh!
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster isn’t just a coaster; it’s the experience of a lifetime! Tune out the town and tune into the abundant nature surrounding the steel track. Release the grip of your easy to use hand brakes and let the crisp mountain breeze flood your shirt and through your hair. Cool off on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster after a hot day of hiking in the Smoky Mountains.
Midsummer nights will be an extra special time to ride at night as the fireflies will start to make their debut in late May. Glide along the mountainside at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and let the cool breeze encapsulate you. Be sure to alert your view into the trees now and then to check for any twinkle from the fireflies. A night ride with the accompaniment of fireflies makes for an ultimate Gatlinburg bucket list experience!
The synchronous fireflies are a spectacular sight to see. Mark your calendars for June 2-9 for a trip to Elkmont to see the fireflies perform their synchronous glow. Be sure to check it out while you’re in town! Don’t miss out on all of the excitement that the Smoky Mountains hold. Plan your trip to the Smokies and stop by the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster for thrills, laughter and family filled fun!