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Top 5 Smoky Mountain Coasters to Try for a Thrilling Ride

If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, but don’t feel like going to an amusement park and waiting in long lines, you’ve got to try one of the Smoky Mountain coasters! The best part is that you can even control how fast you go on these rides, so you have the power to make your ride whatever you want it to be. To help you decide which one to visit first, here are 5 of the top Smoky Mountain coasters that you have to try!

1. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the country! The circuit is over 1-mile in length and takes about 7 to 8 minutes to complete. You will be in control of the velocity of your cart, which can reach speeds up to 30 MPH. The carts are designed to carry 2 visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone.

2. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

This family friendly ride puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you go as fast or slow as you’d like on a specially designed, silent track. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is so much fun that you might even want to try it twice in one day! For a completely new experience, you can come back after dark and take a ride on the lit up track.

3. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster

Another one of the best Smoky Mountain coasters is the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster! You can experience the thrills of winding through the woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain at speeds of up to 35 MPH. To ensure that our guests have a fun and safe time, the carts are equipped with the latest Intelligent Distance Control System.

4. The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

mountain coasterEnjoy an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee with a ride on The Coaster at Goats on the Roof! This hands-on ride is fun for the whole family, and you’ll have the option to experience it solo or pair up with one of your kids in a cart. The carts are designed to carry 1 or 2 people comfortably, so whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to have a great time!

5. Ober Ski Mountain Coaster

The Ober Ski Mountain Coaster begins with a 1000-foot, relaxing ride through the trees, and up the mountainside. Once you reach the top, you can start your journey of turns, dips, and corkscrews as you travel downhill. Since you control your own speed, you can choose to leisurely cruise along your way or unleash your inner speed demon and reach up to 25 MPH!

You can’t go wrong with a ride on any one of these Smoky Mountain coasters! Now that you know a little bit more about them, it’s time to start planning your trip. Be sure to check out all of the other exciting area attractions so that you’ll always have something fun to do in mind.