One thing that might surprise you about the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is how well it can fit into a day that already feels jam-packed with fun and excitement. The coaster is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, all year ‘round, so after a day checking out all the things to do in Gatlinburg, make a date with a night ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!
Night Rides Have Some Serious Charm
Have someone with you that you’d like to impress? The scenic lights on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, visible after sundown, are sure to do the trick. The ambience is a little bit romantic and a whole lot of fun. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster also does “no-brakes” night rides, when Mountain Coaster thrill-seekers can feel the cool night air blowing over the Smokies as they head downhill at top speeds. What a way to get your blood pumping!
Adults and Kids Trading Activities All Day? Here’s Something Everyone Can Enjoy
Everyone knows that even the best family vacations involve a certain amount of compromise. Maybe mom and dad want to spend the afternoon checking out art galleries and craft shops, and the kids think it would be really cool to play some laser tag and visit a couple video game arcades. Sure, you each make the best of each other’s choices, but wouldn’t it be nice if there were more activities everyone could enjoy?
Luckily, since the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a great time for both the young and young at heart, there’s no need to compromise! Even younger kids can ride, as long as they are at least 38” tall and they ride with a friend or family member that’s at least 56” tall and 16 years old, so neither adults nor kids are left out of the good times.
Gatlinburg Has 100 Ways to Have a Good Time – and the Mountain Coaster Tops the List!
There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg that it’s difficult to keep track. Do you like shopping? Gatlinburg has 7 malls, including malls with name brand clothing, western wear outfitters, specialty shops, and artisan craft stores. Want to sample some of Tennessee’s finest brews? There are 9 different breweries, distilleries, and wineries in the Gatlinburg area, each serving up classics that make the region famous.
If you’re looking for something a little wilder – and that the kids can enjoy – look no further than Smoky Mountains National Park. There’s plenty of hiking, fishing, rafting, and outdoor fun there for the taking. Just make sure that when the day comes to a close and you venture into Gatlinburg, you cap off your perfect day in the Smokies with a ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!