With almost 2 km (more than 1 mi) of track, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States. The gravity-driven rollercoaster features bobsled-style cars that you can control. Lay off the brakes if you want to reach speeds of up to 43 km/h (27 mph). If you're not going too fast, you'll see great views of Smoky Mountains as you speed along the track. Ride alone, or share the thrill with a partner. Ask about group rates. Put Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pigeon Forge route planner.
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This place is so much fun to go to as a family. When we are in the area we always find something "reasonably" priced for everyone to do. I will say first off check Groupon. We on both trips that...
This place is so much fun to go to as a family. When we are in the area we always find something "reasonably" priced for everyone to do. I will say first off check Groupon. We on both trips that... more »
This is one of the first things I found when I was searching things to do. CHECK GROUPON! I was able to get our passes on there and I saved $20 for my family of 4. It might not be a lot of money...
This is one of the first things I found when I was searching things to do. CHECK GROUPON! I was able to get our passes on there and I saved $20 for my family of 4. It might not be a lot of money... more »
Definitely a blast for myself and my 4 year old. The wait wasn't too long but I can see in the middle of tourist season it being quite the time waiting in line. There isn't a ton of parking so if the lot is full it's probably better to try and come back later. The hill ride up is super steep but fun going through the woods. Once at the top it's a great ride down. Brake as much as you need to. They give a pretty descent gap between riders. There are some nice hairpin turns and a few drops. The carts have levers that if you push forward will make you go faster and if you pull back you'll start to brake, very simple and easy to remember.
There's pretty much always a line but it does move relatively fast. It's a cool way to see the nature. The ride up the hill is all sightseeing and the ride back down is a thrill! It went faster than expected. I'm a heavy guy and I fit no problem and I sit on the cart no problem. Pretty easy to use the carts push forward to release the brake, pull back on the handlebars to brake.
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