Visit a Unique Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Wears Valley!
Since opening in Wears Valley in August of 2013, visitors have raved about the thrill of descending down the latest Pigeon Forge attraction - a unique alpine mountain coaster! This roller coaster sends riders soaring around its loops and turns, cutting through the woods of Wears Valley's scenic, green hills. Though common in the owners' native Germany, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN is the only alpine mountain coaster in the South and the longest downhill track in the entire United States! Bring your family to Smoky Mountain Alpine Roller Coaster today for what is sure to be the thrill of a lifetime!
Feel the rush of an Alpine Mountain Coaster!
Once you arrive at the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN, the exciting adventure begins! Although each car on this mountain alpine coaster can easily be manned by one person, each of these rider-operated cars seats two people comfortably. Whether you chose to be adventurous and take the hill by yourself or if you need a friend or family member in the car with you to better the descent down, be patient with the attendants as boarding time may take a few minutes as they insure that there is enough space between the rider-controlled cars for safety concerns. If you'd like to ensure reaching top speeds of nearly 30mph on this Smoky Mountain alpine roller coaster, ask the attendants for slightly more space between your car and the one before yours.
Your alpine mountain coaster ride begins with a slow climb up the hill towards the peak of the mountain. Enjoy these few minutes of leisure, taking in the calm breeze on your face and beautiful pines surrounding you while rising above creeks and mossy-green hills as you ascend to the top of the coaster. The anticipation builds as you watch fellow riders zip below you on their descent. Take in that last brief moment of tranquility when reach the top of the mountain and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the surrounding landscape of Wears Valley right before making the exhilarating descent downhill!
Smoky Mountain Alpine roller coaster is unique from other coasters not only because of its huge length but because of its rider-controlled cars as well. Never been a huge speed-demon or simply want to enjoy the natural beauty around you? Riders on this Pigeon Forge attraction control their own brakes, allowing you to go as fast or as slow as you desire! However, many riders suggest taking the ride full-throttle at speeds of up to nearly 30 mph! Imagine the rush of the cool mountain air as you pass through this alpine mountain coaster's hairpin turns and spirals! Feel the excitement as the trees, moss-covered rocks, and bushes whizz past you! Since this alpine mountain coaster rests relatively low to the ground, it's like high-speed sledding. With full 360 degree loops and so many twists and turns, its no surprise why visitors are raving that Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN is the most adrenaline-charged to have arrived in decades!
After you've finished the ride make sure to stop by the Smoky Mountain Alpine roller coaster's gift shop to prove that you have what it takes to "Ride the Hill and Feel the Thrill."
Need another Pigeon Forge attraction for your Smoky Mountain escape?
When you've finished the fun of you trip down this exciting alpine mountain coaster, more family fun awaits at Goats on the Roof! This exceedingly unusual Pigeon Forge family attraction offers several activities for families to enjoy and is located on Wears Valley Rd, less than 2 miles of the Pigeon Forge Parkway
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Written by Brittany Tipton