Alpine coasters in the Smokies can give you thrills for the entire family! The area has numerous alpine coasters. There are mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that provide exciting experiences.
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Rated one of the best alpine coasters in the Smokies is the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. This coaster has a length of 5,400 feet, which is a lot of track! The average cost per rider is about $15, but you can find coupons to cut down on the cost either online or in most area restaurants.
This alpine coaster is in Wears Valley, a part of Pigeon Forge known for its beautiful landscape and mountain twists. It is the oldest out of the roller coasters, but that just means they’ve had more time to fine tune the ride for visitors!
Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster
Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster is the perfect family ride. Whenyou get to the top of the mountain you decide how fast you want to go. The first 1,000 feet of this ride, as you travel to the top, you enjoy a beautiful view before the fun really begins.
Ride down the mountain at a leisurely pace or reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour. You’ll ride through twists, zig zags, corkscrews and all manner of fun dips and drops one would expect from a roller coaster.
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Want to try a roller coaster and feed goats all in one place? Definitely an odd question, but you can do just that at this alpine coaster in the Smokies. When you visit The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, you can do more than just thrill seek. Grab some ice cream or fudge after your ride and try your hand at gem mining if you want to. You can also feed goats too!
The scenery and being able to control your own speed will definitely be worth the ride. There’s about 4,375 feet of track for you to enjoy, so buckle up and prepare to fly through the trees of Pigeon Forge. And remember, these Smoky Mountain alpine coasters can be enjoyed nearly year round!
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
This is one of the few alpine coasters in the Smoky Mountains that is open later in the evening, so visit it at least twice to get the whole experience! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a fun activity to do any time of the day, any time of year! No matter the weather, they’ll be open for visitors.
The height requirement for this coaster is 38 inches, and children must be no younger than 3 years old to ride. You won’t have to hike up the mountain to get to your start point at this coaster either because you will be taken to the top once you get settled in. Ride by yourself or with someone else, it’s up to you.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge
The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge is one of the newest Smoky Mountain alpine coasters. This is more than just your typical coaster, as it includes four uplifts and four drops. For a unique experience, visit the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster at night. The attraction’s lights will guide you through a thrilling journey along the tracks, including plenty of tunnels, curves and hairpin turns. The ride lasts for more than 9 minutes and offers gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountain scenery.
Rail Runner at Anakeesta
This single-rail Gatlinburg mountain coaster is the first of its kind in the United States! The
Rail Runner at Anakeesta allows you to ride lower to the ground on a single track. There are 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns and with a ride back to the top at the end. You will control how fast you go. This coaster also features back and headrests.
Rowdy Bear Mountain Laser Gun Coaster
Rowdy Bear Ridge is home to North America’s First Alpine Flyer. This is a 2 seater suspended Coaster that swings, dips, and soars through the Ridge of Rowdy Bear. This coaster is suitable for riders 40” tall and up. Coaster operates day and night and can be combined with the incredible Tubing Hill by purchasing a combo ticket. For more information, click here.
- 40″ tall to ride with an adult
- 47″ tall to ride alone
- Max Weight is 350 per gondola. IF the weight is over 350lbs, no worries guests can just split up and ride as a single rider.
Rowdy Bear Mountain Alpine Coaster
The Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster is a gravity propelled Alpine Coaster that reaches speeds up to 35 mph while it winds through the Woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain. You control your speed! Riders may ride Single or Double *See Height and Weight Restrictions. This ride is easy to operate, you simply push your handles forward to go and pull back to slow down. This ride operates in the Rain, Sleet, Snow, and Sunshine. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster has the latest intelligent Distance Control System on their Carts. This safety feature Does NOT allow carts to come in contact with one another. For more information, click here.
- Riders must be 3 AND 38″ tall to participate with an adult 16 or older.
- Riders can operate the Coaster alone if they are 54″ tall.
- Max weight on the coaster is 350lbs in dry conditions and 340lbs in wet Conditions.
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