There is a new mountain coaster in Gatlinburg, and so far, it has opened to the delight of thrill riders visiting the Smoky Mountains.

Unfortunately, we missed out on opening day, which was on June 9–the very morning that we left town. They are located on the Parkway next to Zoder’s Inn when coming into Gatlinburg on the left. They had an opening day that not only saw happy customers but also–from their posting on Facebook–featured a sighting of their namesake bear roaming around the property; a sign that maybe things are going to work out well for the owners.

Their gravity-propelled coaster itself is not the most unique element of this new business; it will also feature a mountain glider–slated to open in the Fall–that will take riders gliding through the treetops. This will actually be the first mountain glider of its kind in the world so you may want to come back later to check it out. More details on this should be found soon via their website,

Prices for the mountain coaster seem pretty reasonable for the experience: $16 for a single rider, $27 for double riders, and a parent/child combo for $24. This also includes an additional ride on the same day at night for an entirely new and thrilling experience. They are open until 11 so you can have the opportunity for a nighttime ride, even in the summer when the sun sets later.


So far the reviews have been extremely positive for Rowdy Bear Mountain. They even have souvenirs you can purchase to take with you along with the memories it creates for you and your family. Below are just a few of the raves customers have given for the newest coaster in Gatlinburg.

I can’t wait to check out Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster when we return to Gatlinburg, and I hope to be able to experience their glider when it opens as well. Keep checking in with me as I follow new and exciting attractions opening soon in Gatlinburg; next on the list will be Anakeesta, scheduled to open in August.

Thanks for reading, and I will keep you informed of the latest Gatlinburg news, reviews, and experiences all right here on this blog. See you soon!