Finding activities to please the whole family isn’t easy, even if you’re on vacation. Dad wants to spend the afternoon hiking, Mom wants to go fishing, and the kids can’t think of anything they’d rather do than check out the waterslides down at the water park.
That’s just the way it is — just because people care about each other doesn’t mean they all have the same idea of a good time. So, everyone compromises here and there, and people manage to get along, but who wants to “manage to get along” for their entire vacation?
Enter the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, a unique attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, that provides genuine thrills and one-of-a-kind excitement to people of all ages.
Who Can Ride the Mountain Coaster?
There are whole lot of fun things to do in Gatlinburg, but not everything is for people of all ages. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster can be ridden by people as young as 3 years old, provided they are at least 36 inches tall, and kids can even take the front seat in a 2-person coaster cart. Of course, there’s no maximum age limit, so Grandma or Grandpa can get in on the good times, too.
Not sure how something can be exciting for some, but not too scary for others? Well…
Both Tortoises and Hares Love the Coaster
One of the special things about the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is how you – yes, you, and not some distant ride operator who may not know what you like – control just how fast your ride goes. The brake on the cart is in your hands, so you can let it go (and reach top speeds of over 30 miles an hour!) or stop it whenever you like and check out the beautiful Smoky Mountain vistas surrounding the coaster track. You’re in control, whether you’re a speed demon, or a slow-poke.
Still Not Convinced? Take a Look for Yourself!
Not ready to take our word for it? Head on over to Facebook or Instagram and check out the hashtag #CoasterMoments. It’s full of photos and video of mountain coaster enthusiasts of all ages giving the coaster a shot and capturing the moments for posterity.
When you do give the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster a whirl, make sure to upload your own photos and video to #CoasterMoments, too, and join the virtual album of thrill seekers, vacationers, and Gatlinburg good-timers from around the world. The ride won’t last forever, but the memories can!
Give Everyone Something to Get Excited About
One of the first things the vacation planner of the family learns is that everyone wants to get a word in edgewise, and everyone has something to say about someone else’s choice.
Avoid the debate when organizing your list of must-visit things to do in Gatlinburg, by making sure to include the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster on your list! That way, everyone knows they have something to look forward to. We can’t wait to see your whole family on the track!