Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg has a lot to offer and makes the perfect romantic getaway. The mountains are spectacular at any time of year. There are several quiet bed and breakfasts for you and your significant other to get away to, for a romantic vacation or honeymoon. There is always plenty to do in the area. Chief among the many attractions in Gatlinburg, TN, is Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.
A Coaster Like No Other
There are coasters and then there are coasters. Some go fast, some go slow, some go high, and some go low. Some might find those 100 mph coasters fun and romantic, but if you are looking for the ultimate in romantic coasters, why not take a nice slow ride on the Mountain Coaster? Love doesn’t happen at the speed of sound, it takes time to blossom.
What Could Be More Romantic?
What could be more romantic than a coaster car built for two? One that is not only built for two but one that has a hand brake that lets you decide how fast or in this case, how slow you and that special person in your life ride together from the top over 2,500 feet down to the bottom. The tracks take you on a winding course through the woods down the side of the Smoky Mountains.
The ride tops out at 31 mph if you let it, but you can take as long as you want to enjoy the scenery, and of course time together. Of course, if you think a daylight ride down the mountain is romantic, “you ain’t seen nothing yet” as the old saying goes. The best is yet to come! Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is open as late as 10 p.m. at night on the weekends and 9 p.m. on weekdays.
Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of an East Tennessee Night
So, let’s set the scene: you brought that special lady (or guy) in your life out to see the attractions in Gatlinburg and you’re spending a romantic weekend together. You both love the big coasters that climb hundreds of feet into the air and roar down the track, but you can’t pull off your plan at those kinds of speeds.
You talk your significant other into trying out the Mountain Coaster despite the fact it goes much slower. The night ride is amazing, the sounds of the woods soothing, and as you crest one of the high spots in the track where the night view is spectacular, you bring the car to a stop. This is where the fun starts, as your companion asks: ‘What on Earth are you doing?’ Then you hop out of the car.
Now your coaster companion thinks you’re really crazy. But when you pull a small box out of your pocket and get down on your knee, the squeal of joy will probably be heard for miles around. Now, how’s that for a romantic night in Gatlinburg? And how can your companion possibly say anything but yes? See? There is nothing more romantic than a ride on the Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg, TN.