The Smoky Mountains has quickly become the mountain coaster capital of the world! These unique coaster-style rides feature sleds attached to a steel track where YOU control the speed of your sled down the mountain! The best part is that these action-packed attractions are just minutes from the cabins at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals! Here are 5 awesome Smoky Mountain coasters where you can experience the thrill of a lifetime:
1. Coaster at Goats on the Roof
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof provides an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee at speeds reaching nearly 30 miles per hour! The coaster carts are designed to carry one or two people so that you can ride on your own or pair up with a partner. Each cart has its own hand brake system so that you can slow down if you are nervous or speed up if you want to feel the wind in your hair! You can’t miss this attraction on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge, as there really are goats on the roof!
2. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Feel the thrills in the hills while riding the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster! This mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge features a track that is more than a mile long and takes 7 or 8 minutes to complete! Each sled can reach a maximum speed of about 27 miles per hour, which is a lot faster than it sounds when racing down the mountain on steel rails! Don’t let any rainy weather hold you back as the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is open rain or shine!
3. Moonshine Mountain Coaster
Another one of the incredible Smoky Mountain coasters is the Moonshine Mountain Coaster! This fun attraction in Gatlinburg starts with a slow and scenic lift up the mountain before you race back down to the bottom! Whether you want to ride solo or with a friend, you will love this incredible experience and want to ride again and again! Don’t forget to visit the merchandise stand where you can purchase a professional photo of you coming down the mountain!
4. Rowdy Bear Coaster
The Rowdy Bear Coaster in Gatlinburg offers a thrilling mountain coaster experience that twists and turns through the woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain! The carts on this mountain coaster feature the latest Intelligent Distant Control System so that you can always feel safe and comfortable during your ride. You can purchase one ride or a 1-hour unlimited wristband where you can ride as much as you want for 60 minutes!
5. Ski Mountain Coaster
Head to Ober Gatlinburg where you can experience the Ski Mountain Coaster, a spectacular mountain coaster that reaches speeds up to 25 miles per hour! The ride begins with a comfortable 1,000 foot tow ride to the top before you are unleashed for 2,750 feet of track full of zig zags, turns, drops and corkscrews! The Ski Mountain Coaster is the ultimate adventure that the entire family can enjoy!
Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today to stay close to these thrilling Smoky Mountain coasters! We hope to see you soon at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals!