Ah, speed! There’s nothing like it, is there? For adults who grew up zooming down the sidewalks on skateboards or racing bikes with their friends, sometimes it seems like there’s just no way to get the same rush once you pass your teen years. Sure, now you can step behind the wheel of a car, but push the limit and suddenly you’ve got spinning blue lights and a siren in your rearview mirror. What’s a speed demon have to do to get their needs met and stay on the right side of the law?
Check Out the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is one attraction in Gatlinburg that doesn’t fall short on speed. You actually control the speed as you go; each cart comes with its own brake, so those who aren’t speed demons can take it as slowly as they’d like. For those who are, though, they can expect speeds of up to 35 miles an hour, and a few fun G-forces as they take on the twists and turns of this course. Not bad for a coaster that’s built on the side of a mountain and only relies on gravity to propel you down the course!
Need a Speedy Shot? This Mountain Roller Coaster Photographs
Normally, riders on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster might take on the course at a slower speed, pull up to one of the scenic views that pepper the trip down, stop their mountain roller coaster cart, and grab a few selfies. If you want to take things as fast as they come, though, obviously this isn’t going to work.
Luckily, there’s a camera on the way down, (and one that even works at night), so if you want a shot of yourself with the wind blowing your hair back, make your way to the gift shop after your ride is over and take a look at the snapshot of your ride. Whether you decide to purchase that shot, or pause on the course for a selfie, don’t forget to upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #CoasterMoments and #GatlinburgCoaster!
Whether in the AM or PM, Your Speed Needs Can Be Met
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is open from 10 AM to 11 at night, so whether you want to watch the lush foliage of a Tennessee forest whizzing past or prefer to take your no-brakes ride at night amongst the dazzling white lights that appear after dark on this mountain roller coaster course, the choice is yours. Forget about your old skateboard and plan your ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster today!