Whether you say “po-tay-to” or “po-tah-to,” everyone knows what you’re talking about — those terms can be used interchangeably — and that you can use them to make some mean hashbrowns, french fries, or tater tots.
The same thing can’t be said of “roller coaster” and “mountain coaster.” Sure, they both promise a thrilling ride, but just what exactly is a mountain coaster, why is it so special, and what makes the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Read on to find out!
Mountain Coasters are Unique
A mountain coaster is as special as the environment that it’s in – and in this case, that’s the beautiful Smoky Mountains! Instead of soaring over a carnival that’s sprung up in a vacant lot, you’re whizzing through the beautiful Tennessee woods, right in the middle of trees that have been around for generations. The coaster is almost completely silent, too, and when you realize you can hear birds chirping and leaves rustling, you won’t miss the loud clickety-clack of more traditional coasters as you zip through the course.
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is Pretty Special
One really cool feature of the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is how it manages to put you almost in the driver’s seat. All right, you won’t be steering – the track takes care of that – but you are in control of just how fast you head down the mountain. Each car comes equipped with its own brake, so you can go as fast or slow as you’d like, and even stop and take in the sights from any one of a few particularly nice vantage points if you so choose.
Additionally, kids as young as 3 can ride with an adult, as long as they’re at least 36 inches tall, which makes the mountain coaster a great choice for kids who think they might be thrill seekers, and parents who just aren’t sure.
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster = Gatlinburg Fun
There are so many fun things to do in Gatlinburg that it’s almost overwhelming. Mini golf! Water parks! Shopping, dining, wine and whiskey tastings, laser tag, attractions on the Gatlinburg strip, golf, whitewater rafting, and hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
While there’s plenty of local flavor at each of these places, there’s only one place you can find the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, and that’s in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. If you’re looking for one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg that you can’t find anywhere else, look no further than the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!
Don’t Wait – Plan Your Ride Today!
Fitting a ride (or two!) on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster into even the busiest vacation schedule is possible; it just takes a little advance-planning. We’re here for you anytime starting at 10 a.m. each day, rain or shine, and ending at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Book tickets online or in person, and make sure to call ahead and ask about group rates if you’re bringing a large group with you. Now that you’ve been fully briefed on what it is, you’re ready to take on one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg!