Mother and son riding The Wild Stallion mountain coaster
May 22, 2023

If you’re a thrillseeker on vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll be excited to know that Tennessee is a mecca for mountain coasters! These unique attractions are built onto the side of a mountain and feature coaster carts attached to a steel track, using gravity to propel your cart back to the beginning of the ride. However, unlike a traditional roller coaster, you are in the driver’s seat and control the speed of your own ride down the mountain! Here are 4 thrilling mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville that you need to experience:

1. Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster

The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster is the longest mountain coaster in the southeast and provides a breathtaking 8 minute ride that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to the Smokies! Ride during the day to enjoy the scenic views of Sevierville or come back at night to see the sparkling city lights! This mountain coaster is located right next door to our hotel in Sevierville TN, so just walk over when you are ready for your downhill adventure!

2. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge

The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is the first mountain coaster to feature 4 separate lift hills, giving you plenty of time to soak up the beauty of the Smoky Mountains! However, don’t get too relaxed as its full speed ahead once you reach the peak and set off on your journey back down! During your ride, you’ll encounter several tunnels, 360 degree turns and other incredible elements as you reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour on your sled! You’ll find the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster along Veterans Boulevard in Pigeon Forge, making it a convenient stop for anyone heading to or from Dollywood!

3. Coaster at Goats on the Roof

Another one of the thrilling mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville that you need to experience is the Coaster at Goats on the Roof! This particular ride gets its funky name from the gift shop next door, where goats really do reside on the rooftop and can be fed by visitors! The ride is nearly one mile long and the track winds through the hills of Tennessee, offering a spectacular view that you won’t see anywhere else in the Smokies! The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is situated on Wears Valley Road, just a few miles west of the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

4. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge

While driving from Pigeon Forge to the Coaster at Goats on the Roof along Wears Valley Road, you’ll also pass the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster! This makes it easy to experience both rides, creating one of the best mountain coaster combos in the Smokies! The track on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is over one mile long and takes about 7 to 8 minutes to complete, depending upon how fast you are traveling down the mountain!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Sevierville TN today to stay close to all of these thrilling mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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