Mountain Coaster Thrill Rides

Updated 2022: 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 NINE 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.

Nine Area Mountain Coasters:

Anakeesta Rail Runner Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg
Moonshine Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg
Ober Mountain Ski Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg
Ripley’s Mountain Coaster, Gatlinburg
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, Pigeon Forge
Skyland Ranch Wild Stallion Coaster, Sevierville
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Wears Valley
Goats on the Roof Coaster, Wears Valley
Rowdy Bear Mountain Alpine Flyer Suspended Coaster, Pigeon Forge

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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