Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
The newest and most exciting attraction in the Smoky Mountains is now open! Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is one of a few mountain coasters in the United States that has been skyrocketing in popularity over the past year. It is created by Weigan, a German manufacturer of the ride who builds high-thrill rides while taking extreme precautions for safety in every coaster they design. The ride begins by pulling your individual sled up the mountain, which in itself is a peaceful ride surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Once at the top, the cable releases and you begin your ride down the mountain letting gravity do the work. You can choose to coast easily down the mountain while using the handbrake and enjoying the views, or you can choose to go faster at speeds close to 40mph for a thrilling ride of twists, turns, and drops! Or you can simply ride twice and enjoy both!
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Location
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster attraction is located at traffic light #2 on the parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. If you go through Pigeon Forge and up to Gatlinburg, the attraction will be on your left. There is free parking available, which is fantastic as there aren’t many places to park for free in Gatlinburg to enjoy an attraction! If you want to plug the address into a GPS, the address is 306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Hours of Operation
The Gatlinburg coaster plans to operate rain or shine, all throughout the year. This is one of the few attractions in Gatlinburg that plans to be open year-round, which means this will be one of the few things to do during Winterfest in January and February when most attractions (other than Ober Gatlinburg) close down for the colder weather. The coaster even features lights, which means it is open at night as well!
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Prices
The prices for the Gatlinburg coaster are listed below as of September, 2014. These prices may change by the time you visit, so be sure to check out their official website for the most current prices.
1 Rider $14.32
Must be at least 54”
1 person per coaster car
2 Riders $24.16
2 people in same coaster car
*Regular passes are sold on a first come/first serve basis.
(Total weight limit per cart is 350lbs)
Video of Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
A visitor took a video of the coaster and posted to Youtube…check it out below to see what it’s like to ride the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!
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