The Smoky Mountains have quickly become the mountain coaster capital of the world, with a half dozen already in operation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! These unique thrill rides put you into the driver’s seat as you control the speed of your own coaster ride down the mountain! The newest kid on the block is the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, so read on to find out everything you need to know about this incredible new attraction:
1. The Coaster Experience
The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is not just another mountain coaster, but an entire new experience for the entire family! The ride is situated on more than 20 acres of stunning Smoky Mountain scenery and features an action-packed layout of tunnels, curves and hairpin turns! One of the things that makes the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster so unique is that it features 4 lift hills, which gives you just enough time to catch your breath before the 4 drops! The entire ride lasts more than 9 minutes and is sure to be a highlight of your Pigeon Forge vacation, so ride once or enjoy a discount for a second ride!
2. Ride Restrictions
Although there are a few restrictions, most family members will be able to ride this new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge! Children who are between the ages of 3 and 6 must ride with someone 16 or older who is controlling the sled. The height requirement for a solo rider is 56 inches, while the maximum height to ride is 84 inches. If riding along with a friend or family member, the height requirement is 38 inches while the person controlling the sled has to be 56 inches tall and at least 16 years old. Each of the sleds can safely hold up to 375 pounds in dry conditions and 330 pounds in wet weather conditions.
3. Operating Hours and Location
The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is open during the day and at night, so ride twice for a completely different experience! The daytime rides provide phenomenal views of the Smoky Mountains, while the night rides feature magnificent lights that guide you along the track! Don’t let any inclement weather keep you from the fun as the ride can operate safely in the rain and even in the snow. The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is located at 2940 Veterans Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. When planning your visit, call 865-453-0033 to confirm the latest operating hours.
Where to Stay Near the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Stay just minutes from the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster with a vacation at Park Grove Inn! Our affordable hotel offers all types of comfortable room types to meet your needs, including a King Suite with a Jacuzzi for those couples looking for something extra special! While staying with us, enjoy a variety of excellent amenities including a deluxe continental breakfast, heated indoor swimming pool, free wireless Internet access and balconies in every room!
Check out all of our hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your vacation near this new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon at the Park Grove Inn!