Mountain Coaster Thrill Rides

Want to plan an exciting date night? Choose mountain coasters! You have not one, and not two, and not even three choices. Between Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, there are seven alpine-style mountain coasters in the area. Each is its own unique experience, so maybe you’ll do all seven?  Book your stay and plan away!

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Things to Know Before You Go:

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Coasters run rain, shine or snow.
  • Pricing is generally per rider, not per cart.
  • Speeds: 25-30 mph maximum. You control how fast you go!
  • Track Time: 2-10 minutes. Hourly and all-day passes available too.
  • Weight limits: The weight maximum for single or two riders is 375 lbs. combined, or 330 lbs. if it’s been raining and the track is wet.

Seven Area Coasters:

Anakeesta Rail Runner Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Mountain Coaster
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, Pigeon Forge
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Wears Valley
Goats on the Roof Coaster, Wears Valley
Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg

To stretch your vacation budget, look for discount coupons or special offers before you go. Most coupon books are available at area welcome centers but you’ll often find big savings on sites such as Groupon. Most coasters offer online ticket sales for your convenience.

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