No matter what time of year you choose to visit the mountain coaster in Gatlinburg, you are guaranteed to have a great time. Of all the outdoor attractions in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is one of the few that stays open year-round. That’s right, you and your family can ride down the side of the mountain come rain, snow, or shine, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Be Sure You Bring Your Camera
One of the unique things about the mountain coaster in Gatlinburg is that you are in charge of how fast you go. That’s right! Every one of our cars has brakes that let you determine if you whizz down the track at speeds of up to 35 mph, giggling and shrieking all the way down, or enjoy a leisurely ride at speeds that let you take pictures, selfies, and enjoy all that nature has to offer on your way down.
What other attractions in Gatlinburg let you decide how fast or slow you go, with the exception perhaps of the ski slopes where you have at least a little control? But you still can’t ski and take selfies, unless you don’t mind hitting a few trees on the way down, that is! Riding on our mountain coaster at a nice, slow pace is a great way to grab some family photos for your Instagram account where your friends, family, and followers can all see just how much fun you were having.
Fun for the Whole Family
While many of today’s roller coasters are more for teens and adults due to their speed and the complexity of their tracks, this is one of the attractions in Gatlinburg that is safe for the youngsters, too. We offer both single- and dual-seat cars so you can take your kids for the ride. And because you are in complete control of the speed, you can keep the ride nice and slow so you don’t scare them on the way down.
Don’t Forget the Mementos
Once the ride is over and the photos have all been taken, there is one more thing you need to do before you go home (besides buying your night ride ticket, that is)! You need to stop in at the gift shop. Step inside and grab yourselves some of our fabulous Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster fashion wear and mementos. We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more for you to choose from.
Now that you have spent your time browsing our selection of clothing and souvenirs, it’s time to visit the photo desk. At some point, while you were cruising silently down the track, we had a professional photographer take your picture. You can see the results of their work and decide whether to buy one. Your first photograph is only $11, and you can buy additional copies for $8 each. Make sure you take home plenty of tangible memories of your day at the mountain coaster in Gatlinburg, besides those you just keep stored in your mind!