Twinkle Little Star: See the Twinkling Lights on a Gatlinburg Roller Coaster Night Ride!

Nearly everyone knows the popular English lullaby, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” For those who don’t, the first two lines go like this:


Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

How I wonder what you are!


A valid question when asked from top of the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. Those little points of light could be stars in the sky, or they could be the twinkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg!


A Unique Night-Time Experience!

Riding this roller coaster at night is a unique and exciting experience. Flying down the mountain and through the woods in the dark is thrilling; you’re not likely to find another adventure quite like this one. It’s an experience made all the more interesting by the fact this Gatlinburg roller coaster is silent. No noisy motors or engines to interrupt the stillness. You’re like a stealth. No one can hear you coming…unless, of course,  you let out a joyful shriek on the way down. With all the twists and turns in the track, some small sound is bound to escape as you zoom down the mountain!


And what about that view from the top of the mountain? Don’t worry – you don’t have to hike to get up there. An uphill lift will carry you to the top. Drink in the stars and the lights of Gatlinburg on the way up. Get a good picture before you hop in the roller coaster car and buckle up, because you may want to hang on for the ride down. Enjoy the twinkling lights scattered along the guard rails throughout the ride – they add a special feeling of festivity to the whole experience!


A Ride for All Ages

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is one of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg so bring the whole family. The little ones can ride safely as long as you follow the height and occupancy guidelines posted at the attraction. Of course, you can also ride this Gatlinburg roller coaster during the day. It opens at 10:00 every morning, every day of the week, all year long – rain, snow or shine. But the night ride is unique and one you’ll definitely want to experience! The ride stays open until 11:00 p.m. so it’s a great way to end a long day of sightseeing in the area before heading back to get some shut-eye and prepare for the next day’s adventures.


Come join the fun! And come up with your own answer to the twinkle little star question!