Why the Mountain Coaster is One of the Best Attractions in Gatlinburg

Come to the Smoky Mountains for a real thrill!  The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is one of the best Gatlinburg attractions around – between the speed, different ways to ride and more! There are plenty of other things to do in Gatlinburg, of course, but simply stated, there’s nothing much better than sailing down the mountainside in something resembling a side car! Never rode this mountain coaster before? Check out all the details on this ride that was the very first alpine coaster in Gatlinburg.

What’s It All About?

Picture this – you’re sitting back, pretty relaxed, while being pulled up the side of the mountain. Then, once you get to the top, you’re going to come whooshing down…racing through some of the prettiest country around…plus you just may see wildlife watching you as you careen from corner to corner!

Even if you are a thrill seeker, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster offers an incredible experience! One of the most unique aspects is that you have control of your speed. So you can calm down a bit, take stock of your surroundings, and think about what’s going to happen next. You actually have a choice, which is something that makes this coaster very different from others. So, it’s up to you – do you push forward on the handles and go hell for leather? Or do you try to brake? If you’re a bit timid, you might like to slow things down a bit, or you can throw caution to the wind and let ‘er rip!

Take a Night Ride

Some mountain coasters are only open during the daylight hours, but when you ride the original Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, you can ride up until 9 pm. The beautiful twinkling lights make for a very unique experience; one that you should definitely try out. The night ride can also be a wonderfully romantic experience for couples. If you’ve been trying to think of the perfect place to propose to your loved one, you might want to try it on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.

Go Back

The Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg is so much fun we think you’ll probably want to go back and in fact, we encourage you to do so. There are other great attractions in Gatlinburg too, though, so be sure to check them out. You’ll find many quality accommodations in and around Gatlinburg, so don’t feel that you have to take in everything in a single day.

The Mountain Coaster is one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, but there’s more besides, including great restaurants, shopping and more. You might not be able to see it all during your stay, though, and that’s why we encourage you to come back again for your next vacation.

Are You Up For It?

With a ride that starts off at 4,000 feet, and soars and plummets with lots of surprises along the way, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is an ultimate thrill fest. Can you handle it? Why not book a trip to Gatlinburg and find out?