October 12, 2018
Gatlinburg has quickly become THE mountain coaster capital of the world with 4 of these incredible thrill rides in town! If you are unfamiliar with a mountain coaster, it is a roller coaster type experience that puts you in the driver’s seat as you control the speed of your own sled down the mountain! The best part is that these amazing attractions are all just minutes from the Park View Inn & Suites! Here are 4 awesome mountain coasters in Gatlinburg where you can enjoy a thrilling adventure:
1. Ski Mountain Coaster
Take an exhilarating ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg! Your journey begins with a relaxing 1,000 foot ride to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy the views. Once at the top, you are now in control of your own speed through the next 2,750 feet of turns, corkscrew, zig-zags and dips! You can choose from a leisurely cruise down the coaster track or race at speeds up to 25 miles per hour! The Ski Mountain Coaster carts have been designed for comfort and offer a secure ride with room for two riders.
2. Rowdy Bear Coaster
Another one of the thrilling mountain coasters in Gatlinburg is the Rowdy Bear Coaster! This incredible attraction at Rowdy Bear Mountain in downtown Gatlinburg features a gravity propelled ride that reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour! The coaster carts on the Rowdy Bear Coaster are unique in that they feature the latest Intelligent Distance Control System to ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable experience on their ride. You can choose to experience the attraction as a single rider or you can bring a friend along to go as a double rider!
3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a popular attraction along the Gatlinburg Parkway at traffic light #2. After an attendant walks you through the safety procedures, ride the lift hill to the top of the mountain where you will set off on speeds reaching 35 miles per hour! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is open both during the daylight hours and at night, so ride twice for two completely different experiences! After your adventure, be sure to stop by the gift shop to check out your professional photo that was taken while coming down the mountain!
4. Rail Runner
One of the most unique mountain coasters in Gatlinburg is the Rail Runner at Anakeesta, which is the first single rail mountain coaster to debut in the United States! The single rail line allows you to ride lower to the ground, which makes it feel as if you are going even faster as you race through the trees and down the mountain! Another unique feature is that your ride BEGINS with a downhill ride of speeds reaching 25 miles per hour and ends with the scenic uphill ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain.
Check out all of our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near all of these thrilling mountain coasters in Gatlinburg! We hope to see you soon at the Park View Inn!