Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN

2940 Veterans Blvd.Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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  • Over 9 minutes long.
  • Experience four uplifts and four drops.
  • Features tunnels, curves and hairpin turns.
  • Operates in rain and snow.
  • Height requirement 56 inches to ride alone.
  • Bumping into other sleds is not permitted.
  • Weight limit cannot exceed 375 lbs per sled.


from Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Over Nine minutes of fun! Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is the longest coaster in East Tennessee and the first one in the world with four uplifts. The ride features beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery, tunnels, curves and 360 degree turns on over 20 acres.

Each single cart can reach speeds of up to 30 MPH and the driver controls the speed. Our coaster is fun for all ages, with riders ranging from three years of age to ninety!

For an extra unique experience, visit us after nightfall where our magnificent lights will guide you through a thrill filled ride: an experience that will stay with you long after the ride is over.

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Escondido, California
"Fun and clean"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2020 NEW
It wasn’t too busy on a Saturday around 6pm. The ride is fun and they spray disinfectant between riders. There were a couple of obnoxious kids that forgot to brake when coming into the station and I noticed the ride has safety mechanisms to stop people from crashing. They did however get scolded from the staff for not paying attention. Good job staff 👍 There is some seating for non-riders under umbrellas which was nice. Overall I would highly recommend.
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South Jordan
"A long ride,but prefer not to stop so many times "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2020 NEW
We enjoyed this with my teenagers. You do stop about 4 times to take you to the next “lift”. I prefer to just go fast and never have to stop. It seemed that you’d go fast only to have to brake. The workers were very friendly and it was easy to get on and off. Not a long line. It was a nice change from the other coaster we usually ride.
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Valparaiso, Indiana
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2020 NEW
Family of 4, ages 6 and 8 =$45 w/ coupon. Both girls rode in our laps, why isn't each car $18. We went at night and it was pretty cool lit up, the girls enjoyed the 9 minute ride, but most of that is spent going up on several occasions. I personally have never gone on one of these, but have heard how fun they are. Several people have told me how fast they are and how you don't have to hit the brake the whole way down ... Unfortunately this one was a start-and-stop coaster. Too bad a for a family to do anything, you better have won the lottery.
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Keara V
Charlotte, North Carolina
"This was too much fun!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2020 NEW
This was such a cool concept. My husband and I rode it 3 times! Smooth ride, really helpful staff, they have cool stuff set up like tunnels, cabins, etc. it’s a must do when in PF!
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Graham, North Carolina
"Rocky Top Converted a Coaster-phobe!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020 NEW
My 9-year-old has always been afraid of roller coasters, so I was a little tentative to suggest trying out a mountain coaster on our trip to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. But the idea of being able to control her speed and not having any huge drops or loops made her feel a lot more comfortable giving it a try. And in the end, she and the rest of our family LOVED it and took a second ride immediately! She didn’t even use the brake on the second time! We’ll definitely come back to Rocky Top the next time we’re in the area, and we’ll be looking to try out other mountain/alpine coasters as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Is there a height requirement?

The height requirement to ride alone is 56 inches. If riding along, the height requirement is 38 inches while the person controlling the sled has to be 56 inches tall and not younger than 16 years. The maximum height to ride is 84 inches (7 feet).

Is there a weight requirement?

Each sled can hold up to 375 pounds in dry conditions and 330 pounds in wet weather conditions.

How long does it take to do the ride?

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is over 9 minutes long. 

Is there an age requirement?

Small Children (3-6 years of age) will need to ride with someone 16 or older controlling the sled.

Do you stay open in the rain?

Yes! Rocky Top Mountain Coaster operates during rain and even snow. For safety reasons, we do close during thunderstorms and heavy rains.

What is the Maximum Speed I can go?

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster’s sleds can go to a Maximum Speed of about 30 mph.

Can someone bump into my sled?

Bumping into other sleds is not allowed at any time! Please be aware that you will be responsible for all injuries and damages caused on purpose.