Gatlinburg has quickly become the mountain coaster capital of the USA as these thrilling rides have taken over the hills of the Smokies! If you have never ridden a mountain coaster, this is your chance to experience a roller coaster type attraction where YOU control the speed of your personal sled that is securely attached to a steel track! Here are 3 thrilling mountain coasters in Gatlinburg that are just minutes from us:
1. Rowdy Bear Coaster
The Rowdy Bear Coaster at Rowdy Bear Mountain is a gravity propelled alpine mountain coaster that reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour as it winds through the woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain! Each of the coaster carts feature the latest Intelligent Distance Control System to make sure that all guests have an enjoyable and safe experience on the coaster. Single riders must be at least 54 inches tall to ride alone, while double riders cannot exceed 375 pounds total per cart in dry conditions and 330 pounds in wet conditions. A child can ride with a parent as the long as the driver is at least 16 years old and the child is at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall.
2. Ski Mountain Coaster
Another one of the amazing mountain coasters in Gatlinburg is the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg. The attraction starts with a relaxing ride to the top of the mountain where you are let loose on 2,750 feet of dips, turns, corkscrews and zig-zags! You can choose to leisurely cruise along the coaster track or reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour as you hug the turns and dips down the mountain! The coaster carts are designed for comfort and provide a secure and comfortable ride with enough room for 2 riders. While this ride is certainly exhilarating, it is an experience that the entire family can enjoy. The only age restrictions are that you must be at least 9 years old to ride alone, and children under 3 years of age are not permitted to ride.
3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Experience the fastest mountain coaster in Tennessee on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! After going through the safety procedures with the ride attendant, you will be on your way up the mountain. Once you reach the peak, you are off on a winding adventure through the forest that is sure to take your breath away! Once you complete the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, stop by the merchandise booth to pick up a T-shirt or visit the photo desk to view your professional photo that was taken while coming down the mountain! Note that single and double adult riders must be at least 56 inches tall, 16 or older, and have a valid driver’s license. Parents may ride with a child as long as the child is at least 38 inches tall and 3 years old.
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