A trip to the Smoky Mountains isn’t complete without a thrilling ride through the beauty of the hills and along the canopy of the trees! You’ll find some of the best mountain coasters in the area throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Here are 6 that you have to try on your next vacation!
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster has been enjoyed by thousands of guests in the Smokies and almost everyone has left with a great impression and desire to return. The coaster has been reviewed time after time by riders sharing that it’s not only a fun ride for the kids but also for Grandma and Grandpa too! Children up to the age of 6 always ride for $5 and they can ride with someone as long as the driver of the sled is 16 or older. If you take a ride early in the day, you can save your receipt for a discounted ride after dark and even as late as midnight on Friday and Saturday!
Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster
Ober Gatlinburg’s main claim to fame may be the fact that they are the only ski resort in Tennessee but they offer much more than winter fun on the slopes! One of their best attractions that await guests at the top is the Ski Mountain Coaster! Once at the top of the mountainside riders have the opportunity to control the speed of their own journey through the beauty of the Smokies! With maximum speed of 25mph and roomy carts, a ride on Ober’s mountain coaster is a great experience for the family! Bonus: Ages 3 & 4 are free with a paying adult!
The Goat Coaster at Goats on the Roof
This place not only has a fantastic coaster but also plenty of goats to hang out with! It’s not every day that you find a place where you can take a thrill ride, enjoy some fudge, mine for gems and pet some sweet goats. Having goats on the roof started with adding goats to the roof at a Swedish restaurant in Wisconsin. Making it only nature to blend in the alpine roots with an alpine coaster. At 30mph guests will enjoy twisting and turning through the mountain during their 7 minute ride on the Goat Coaster!
Rail Runner at Anakeesta
A decision to ride the Rail Runner at Anakeesta is one that doesn’t just include a fun ride on a single-rail mountain coaster but one that includes an adventure even to access the ride! To reach the top of Anakeesta Mountain, you’ll have to take a ride on a chairlift, a gondola or the new Rambler Adventure vehicle! Once at the top you’ll be greeter with stunning views of the Smokies, numerous activities and the entry for your trip along the Rail Runner! It’s a ride so thrilling that you’ll be ready to go again before you’ve even stepped out of the cart! No worries, you can purchase a ride-again ticket for half off on-site!
Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
If you’ve taken a ride on the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster in the past and enjoyed it, you’ll now find that there’s twice the rowdy fun in the Smokies! Rowdy Bear now has a new Pigeon Forge location in addition to their Gatlinburg property! Your adventure with them includes the latest intelligent Distance Control System on their carts that prevent carts from coming into contact with each other. It’s a feature that they’re happy to provide you and one that makes a ride on their coaster not only fun for the whole family but also a safe experience. After enjoying a trip on the coaster you can also take a ride on the world’s first mountain glider! One things for sure, you’ll find plenty of rowdy fun at either location!
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
With a goal of being Tennessee’s longest mountain coaster, the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is winning fans daily with their helpful staff, 50% off military discount, 9 minute ride and extra cool nighttime experience! With great views from the top and a ride that both children and adults enjoy, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the to the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge!
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