One of the newest sensations sweeping the Smoky Mountains is the mountain coaster, a thrilling roller coaster style experience where you control the speed of your ride! These exciting attractions feature a sled attached to a steel track where you use a brake level to speed up or slow down your movement, giving you the opportunity to make your ride mild or wild! Here is where you can experience some of the best mountain coasters in Gatlinburg:
1. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Another amazing mountain coasters in Gatlinburg is the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster on the Parkway at traffic light #2. The single or double cars coast down the side of the mountain on a specially designed silent track so that you can hear the screams of delight from other riders! After riding one of the fastest mountain coasters in Tennessee, stop by the merchandise stand to commemorate your experience with a T-shirt, sweatshirt or other memorabilia. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster even features a photo desk where you can purchase a professional photo taken of you racing down the mountain!
2. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
The newest mountain coaster in town is the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg! Head down the mountain at speeds reaching 35 miles per hour as you twist and turn through the woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain! The coaster carts feature the latest Intelligent Distance Control System to make sure that all guests enjoy a fun and safe experience on the attraction. Choose between riding solo or with a partner, then buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! If one time down the mountain isn’t enough, you’ll be excited to know that re-rides are available at a discounted rate!
3. Ski Mountain Coaster
Enjoy a relaxing 1,000-foot ride to the top of a mountainside before embarking on your journey back down on the Ski Mountain Coaster! This exhilarating mountain coaster is located at the popular Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and is the ultimate family experience for all ages. Control the speed of your sled along 2,750 feet of zig-zags, dips, corkscrews and other elements in a race to the finish line! The coaster carts have been designed for rider comfort and feature higher backrests and shorter brake levers for easier handling and control.
Where to Stay
If you want to stay in the best cabins near these mountain coasters in Gatlinburg, check out our cabin rentals! Our affordable cabins offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains while still being just minutes from the attractions, restaurants and shops of downtown Gatlinburg. While staying in our cabins, enjoy fantastic amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, fireplaces and more. After riding one of the Gatlinburg mountain coasters, you can look forward to returning to your cabin to kick back and relax!
Take a look at all of our cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains today to experience these thrilling mountain coasters in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon!