Moonshine Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg, TN

306 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37739
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Enjoy a thrilling and quick ride on this Moonshine Mountain Coaster as it races you down the hill and through the trees! You'll be zipping around the rails on this terrific, family-friendly thrill ride while taking in the stunning views of the Smoky Mountains on your way down.

up to 0.1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Previously known as Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.
  • Features sleds with manual brake systems that put you in control of your speed.
  • Offers beautiful scenery and a thrilling ride from top to bottom.
  • Sleds can go as fast as 30mph.
  • Ride duration is approximately 5 minutes.
  • Age, weight, and physical restrictions apply.
  • Free parking is available.
  • Ride operates rain or shine, and even at night!


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Ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg, a thrilling family attraction that puts you in the driver's seat. Formerly known as Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, this mountain coaster opened in September 2014 and was the first coaster in Gatlinburg!

Moonshine Mountain Coaster offers beautiful scenery in the Smoky Mountains and a thrilling ride down the mountain. The single or double-rider cars coast down the mountain on a specially-designed silent track and can go as fast as 30 mph. Use individual brake handles to control your speed and enjoy the ride, any way you like. Tubular rails guarantee a smooth, comfortable ride every time!

The Coaster is approximately 5 minutes long from the start to the exit. This includes about 3 minutes going uphill and 2 minutes riding down!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine Mountain Coaster

Where is the Moonshine Mountain Coaster located?

The Moonshine Mountain Coaster is located at 306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

Is the Moonshine Mountain Coaster safe?

Yes. Guests' safety is Moonshine Mountain Coaster's main priority, even if it means sometimes, they have to turn away customers who do not meet the safety guidelines of height, age or weight restrictions. They keep a close relationship with the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development and official amusement inspectors. Their mechanical department performs weekly, and monthly inspections and an annual inspection is performed by the manufacturer. Their staff performs a daily inspection of all safety devices along the track before opening. Moonshine Mountain Coaster is equipped with the manufacturer’s latest (2022) safety technology.

How long is the ride?

The ride lasts about 5 minutes with 3 minutes going uphill, and 2 minutes going downhill.

Is parking provided?

Free parking is provided on site. Paid parking is available nearby.

What is the height requirement to ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster?

The minimum height requirement is 38" tall (and 3 years old) to ride as a passenger with someone at least 16 years of age. Drivers must be at least 56" tall to drive the sled.

What are the age requirements?

To be able to ride the coaster as a passenger, you have to be at least 3 years old (and 38” tall). The person driving the cart has to be at least 16 years old to ride with a passenger (or 56” tall to ride alone. There is no age requirement to ride alone as long as the height requirement is met.)

What are the weight restrictions?

Maximum weight cannot exceed 375 pounds in dry conditions, and 330 pounds in wet conditions.

Can 2 people ride together in one sled?

Yes, 2 people can ride together as long as the driver is at least 16 years of age to be responsible for a passenger. The passenger has to be at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall. The maximum weight limit can not exceed 375 pounds in dry conditions and 330 pounds in wet conditions.

Can you ride the coaster when it's raining?

Yes, the sleds can be equipped with rain shields which will keep you dry while riding in the rain.

How fast does a sled go?

The maximum speed is about 30mph.

Can I control the sleds myself?

Yes, each sled is individually controlled by the rider. A motor is pulling each sled all the way to the top of our mountain. When you reach the top, the rider is in control of the speed going down the mountain. Rider’s are not allowed to come to a complete stop or go too slow. Maximum speed is about 30 MPH. If someone is going too slow in front of you, please follow the sled at a safe distance and do not bump them.

What if someone is going slow in front of me?

If someone is going slow in front of you, please follow the sled at a safe distance and do not bump. We will ask each rider if you enjoyed your ride when you come to the exit. If your experience was compromised due to the slow rider in front of you, please speak to our manager. (This may only apply if the person in front of you was not a family member.)

Can I ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster if I'm pregnant?

Unfortunately, pregnant women aren’t allowed to ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster.

What should I wear on the Moonshine Mountain Coaster?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Dresses and skirts are not recommended.

What should I bring, and what should I not bring?

Comfortable clothing is recommended. Glasses and sunglasses can be worn. It's not advisable to bring purses, packs, and camera slings. Unsecured items like water bottles, phones, etc. are not allowed on the ride as they can fall out while riding.