All the Details About the New Summer Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg
Do you find yourself missing the fun of snow tubing during the off season? Now you don’t have to! You can have all the fun of tubing even in the middle of summer at the brand new summer tubing attraction at Ober Gatlinburg! Get all the details about summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg below.
Summer Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg
The summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg offers a whole new way to have fun when you visit the Smoky Mountains! The tubing lanes are in the valley of Mount Harrison, close to the Ski Mountain Coaster. To get to the top of the hill, a Magic Carpet will take riders up the hill so they do not have to walk up while holding their tubes! Once at the top, riders will choose one of the 4 lanes that stretch 250 feet down the mountain and slide down for thrills and fun!
This attraction will feel just like snow tubing! A silicon material is used to create the lanes, making it feel like the rider is on compact snow. This is the same material some ski areas use for cross country skiing and the entrance on their lifts. The silicon has traction to keep the tube controlled yet is still soft enough to glide easily down the hill. This track is designed to preserve the environment. When winter comes around again, the tracks will be removed to provide room for snow tubing. For more information about Ober Gatlinburg’s summer tubing, visit their website.
More Fun Summer Activities
In addition to the new summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg, there are plenty of other fun activities the whole family will want to do!
Want to ride something unlike anything else? Then you need to get on the Alpine Slide! Race your friends and family down the 1,800-foot track, and use the lever to control your speed the whole way down. You’ll love riding this unique slide that’s a classic at Ober Gatlinburg.
Water Raft Rides
Is it really summer if you don’t ride a water ride to cool off? You can choose to ride Blue Cyclone, Shoot the Chute, and Lightnin’ Water Ride. A swimsuit is not required to ride these slides, but you will get splashed! The Blue Cyclone has a dark tunnel you’ll twist and turn in for tons of thrills. Shoot the Chute quickly drops down the slide and then splashes you with water at the bottom. The Lightnin’ Water Ride is an open water slide that has dips built in to keep you guessing. You’ll all have fun on these rides!
Ice Bumper Cars
Another popular way to stay cool during the summer at Ober Gatlinburg is to ride the ice bumper cars. They have motors that will push you on the ice so you can knock into other riders for lots of fun. Your whole group will have a blast riding the ice bumper cars!
We know you can’t wait to go summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! Don’t forget to try the other fun summer activities while you’re there! Want to know a little more about winter activities too? Check out our complete guide to Ober Gatlinburg. Check out these other fun things to do while you’re in town.