Here’s What You Can See When You Ride on Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!

Ever wondered what the view was like from Gatlinburg’s famous Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster? Want to try before you buy? No problem! We got you. Just (virtually) strap yourself in as we talk you through the visual feast that you can expect when you experience this one-of-a-kind roller coaster.

Natural Beauty During the Day

The Gatlinburg mountain coaster is a roller coaster with an unconventional twist: instead of being located at a carnival or an amusement park, it’s in the middle of the woods!

Expect lush green foliage, tall trees, brisk mountain breezes, and if you pause your cart – which you can do, since every cart has its own brake – you might just catch sight of some chirping birds, a squirrel here and there, a raccoon, opossums, or any of the other wildlife that has made nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park famous.

A Light Show by Night


The Gatlinburg Mountain coaster is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, so there are plenty of opportunities for one truly unique roller coaster experience: a night ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!

Riding the coaster at night means your senses take in the twinkling lights as fast as they can, since night rides come with no brakes included! These “no-brakes” night rides mean the fresh mountain air whizzes past you, as you enjoy both the spectacle of the hanging lights and the thrill of soaring through the pitch darkness they interrupt.

See Both Displays on the Same Day

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster offers a discount on your ride if you ride more than once on the same day. Check out the beautiful Smoky Mountain sights during the day, and come back in the evening, show your ticket, and save some money on your night ride!

Anyone can take advantage of this deal – Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster riders can be as young as 3 years old, and as short as 36 inches tall – so whether it’s couples on a date night, family groups, church youth groups, corporate parties, or just anyone who knows how to have a good time, rain or shine, come enjoy this unique mountain roller coaster.

See for Yourself – Book Your Ride Today!

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster can be a part of any vacation plan. Tickets are available both in person and online, and the roller coaster opens at 10 a.m. every day, rain or shine, all year round.

Make sure to check out the hashtag #CoasterMoments on Facebook or Instagram for more sights and sounds (there’s video!) of the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster in action, and don’t forget to make your own contributions after you’re done riding the coaster. Look sharp – fun and excitement are just around the bend!