Ready to take in the Smoky Mountain sights at a slow pace or race through the trees at full speed? Then hop on a Gatlinburg mountain coaster, where you control how slow your roll or how fast you fly! For a memorable experience on your next trip to the Smokies, be sure to plan for an epic mountain coaster ride, which always gets everybody talking and leaves everyone smiling. Ride alone or with a friend, see local wildlife, breathe fresh mountain air, grab a few souvenirs, and get a true thrill as you glide to the bottom.
While the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster may be seen as the star of the show, don’t be afraid to branch out as there are more Smoky Mountain coasters to choose from not only in Gatlinburg but also in Pigeon Forge. Zip down one mountain or coast down them all — be there sunshine, rain, or even snowfall! Fun for a whole family, large-group activity, or date for two, a mountain coaster ride means good times and great memories for YOU.
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Claiming top spot as the fastest ride in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster soars in at 30+ miles per hour! Get ready to dash with your bestie down the track or ride by yourself for a personal experience close to nature — with unique mountain views and wildlife all around. Feeling a bit nervous? Ask any questions you may have online or in person before you even purchase a ticket. Plus, you’ll get a full rundown of safety procedures before your adventure begins. No bumper coasters allowed is rule number two. Rule number one? Have fun!
For those who are still concerned, a safety net rests along much of the track. Not to worry, there are still open areas for the daredevils as well! When the ride is complete, bounce out of your seat and head to the souvenir shop for a memento of your time on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. It’s tradition to pick up a new tee on every vacation, right? Or maybe you’d prefer a professional photo of your thrilling journey — taken while flying down the mountain!
Rather spend your vacay cash on a few more rides round the mountain? You’re in luck as the more rides you take, the less money it will take! Better yet, save your repeat rides until nightfall as the track lights up after dark, providing a special nighttime experience in the Smokies. No matter the time, no matter the weather, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a hit for all (over the age of 3 and at least 36 inches tall)! Before you leave, take a selfie with the front sign, tag @gburgmtncoaster, and add #GatlinburgCoaster for a chance to appear on their official Instagram…fame is just around the corner.
306 Parkway (Traffic Light #2)
See what all the hype’s about on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!
Ski Mountain Coaster (at Ober)
While it may not be the fastest mountain coaster, the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park has much to offer both on and off the track. After a relaxing 1,000-foot ride to the top, coast down the mountain at your own pace, passing through the forest like a gentle breeze or soaring up to 25 miles per hour down dips, around corkscrews, and over zig-zags. In total, it takes 5.5 minutes to make it to the bottom, but with all the adrenaline rushing through your veins, it will certainly feel like a lot longer!
When the ride’s over, your adventure doesn’t have to be. Explore Ober Gatlinburg for shopping sprees, tasty meals, ski slopes, ice skating, and more! Scream down the Alpine Slide, putt-putt with friends, beat the highest arcade score, find your way through the Amaze’n Maze, meet wild animals up close, and let the little ones play at Kiddie Land. A full day of fun is sure to be had at Ober!
1001 Parkway Suite 2
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Gatlinburg can’t have all the fun — for the longest downhill track in the US, head to Pigeon Forge to take on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster! At over one mile, launch your epic ride at a max speed of 27 miles per hour to take down the course quickly or slow down to extend the scenic journey (up to 8 minutes). Just remember to never stop or go too slow as others may be coming swiftly behind you — and whiplash isn’t a joke! Speaking of safety, while it is fun to ride in the rain or snow (even encouraged for unique views), please be mindful that the coaster will close if the weather becomes too severe.
867 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN
Rowdy Bear Mountain
Got a few rowdy youngsters to entertain? Downtown Gatlinburg has the perfect mountain coaster for you — at Rowdy Bear Mountain! Board your adventure car for a calming ride up the mountain, then fly up to 35 miles per hour to the bottom. Propelled by gravity, this coaster provides a unique experience through the surrounding forest, so feel free to slow down for tree-studded views. With safety as a top priority, the Rowdy Bear Coaster is well-equipped with the latest Intelligent Digital Control System to offer peace of mind as you move down the mountain. Don’t forget to come back at night for an incredible ride amidst thousands of fairy lights — sure to give Tinker Bell a run for her money!
Up for another thrill? Bravely take on the second daring ride Rowdy Bear Mountain has to offer — the Mountain Glider! Being the first of its kind in the entire world, the Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider truly is an experience like no other. By combining the best features of hang gliding and free falling, this suspended single-rail coaster dangles you through the trees for an extraordinary excursion.
Rowdy Bear sure knows how to put on a Gatlinburg mountain coaster show — check out the night ride!
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Sure to be a favorite with the youngsters, The Coaster at Goats on the Roof not only provides a fun ride to pass the time but also friendly goats…on the roof! Wait, are the goats even real? You bet they are! Are they actually on the roof? See for yourself while zooming at speeds of up to 27 miles per hour down the mountain round sharp turns and twists, passing tall trees, lovely views, and friendly goats — yes, on the roof! Share this extra special experience with your bestie, spouse, and your kids (pun intended).
341 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN