There are four alpine coasters operating in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, but this is the only one that has canopies that attach to the sleds that allow you to ride in the rain without getting drenched, so don’t let the wet weather put you off from having fun on an overcast day.
This video was filmed with a GoPro chest mount to show the rain canopy unlike the other videos we posted of this coaster, which were filmed with a mounted GoPro 3D camera system.
Check out the ridercam on-ride reverse POV video we posted to see more of how this alpine coaster rides and the pops of airtime it offers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJoeJh8lRuE
You can also watch the nighttime on-ride POV video to see the colorful LED lights that enhance the ride experience after dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt96PdLk-20
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Also called mountain coasters, these gravity-operated rides installed on a hill or mountain utilizes a track made of stainless steel tubes. The sleds are designed to not come off of the track during the ride and riders control their speed by applying or releasing brakes connected to levers on each side of the sled.
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