When the warm weather hits, the first thing that we all want to do is get outside and shake off the winter blues. What better way to do that than to hitch a ride zooming through the beautiful Smokies on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster? This unique roller coaster is one of the most fun things to do in Gatlinburg, and here’s why:
You Control the Speed on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
The number one reason that so many people love the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is the fact that you get to control how fast you go! Want a leisurely ride that lets you take in the view and enjoy a gentle breeze? Just use the hand-operated brake on your cart. It takes no special skill to use, and the attendant will ensure that you know how to use it before you take off. Want to zoom through the track at speeds over 30 miles per hour? Ignore the brake entirely and let the twists and turns of the track take you for an adrenaline-soaked ride.
You Can Ride the Mountain Coaster Day or Night, Rain or Shine
Springtime often brings a few rainy days with it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun outside with things to do in Gatlinburg. The Mountain Coaster runs in the rain, snow, or shine! Just be sure to bundle up and you can ride in any weather. The track is also open after dark, when it gets lit up by thousands of beautiful twinkling lights for a magical new experience.
Unique Silent Track Lets You Soak Up the Beauty of the View
The coaster also has a very unique track that is totally silent as you ride, so that you’ll have a chance to enjoy some of the natural wildlife and scenery along the way. A metal cage prevents any animals from getting on the track, but doesn’t obscure your view as you whip through the Smokies. You can see plenty of birds, squirrels, and maybe even a deer or two if the weather is right.
Ride with a Friend or Enjoy a Solo Trip
When you get to the coaster, you can choose to ride with a friend or family member in a double-occupancy cart, or ride in one of the solo carts. Children under 56 inches tall must ride with an adult, and children under 36 inches are not permitted. The double-occupancy carts make the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster a fun and unique spring time date night option! Make a weekend getaway more interesting this year, or celebrate graduation with an exhilarating ride that you’ll never forget. You can grab your tickets online, and be sure to snap a selfie or two on the ride. Share them online with the hashtag #CoasterMoments and we may feature you on our Instagram or Facebook! We love seeing you welcoming the warmer weather on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.