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Hey everybody!

 

I searched and did not find a thread dedicated to the attractions and area of Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg so figured i'd start one.

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This weekend I took a day trip to Pigeon Forge and the Gatlinburg area.  I had a taste for some mounting coastering and food from the local goat.  First stop, Rocky Top Mountain coaster.

... and that burger ... 👍 ... Elvis would be proud.

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This weekend I took a day trip to Pigeon Forge and the Gatlinburg area.  I had a taste for some mounting coastering and food from the local goat. 

First stop, Rocky Top Mountain coaster.

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it was fun but I felt like it had too many lifts on the course. Combine that with the fact that it was busy and the carts were being sent out one behind the other so that slowed you down as well.  Next stop, Smoky Mountain Alpine coaster. 

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This one was much better to me as I had some space between myself and the other cart and I was hauling!  Also the greenery around it has really grown in so you felt like you were far away from civilization. Next stop, Rowdy Bear Ridge. 

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This area consist of 3 attractions;  suspended flying coaster shooting ride, a tubing hill and a recently opened powered alpine coaster!  Now I really came for the powered alpine coaster because it seemed neat.  While it does go up to 35mph, the layout is rather tame. With that said, it allows for a smaller height requirement to ride alone. 

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Here's A POV I took. . .

Finally, time to eat. The local goat is one of the best places I've eaten in the area. The food is fresh and a lot of stuff is made in house.  I settled on the Elvis burger this time. 

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Overall it was a great day trip and I can't wait to go back!!

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It has potential but it is braked like a wild mouse.  That could be so people can shoot the targets along the course. but it does get some good swings around the curves.  I didn't ride it.

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6 hours ago, jarmor said:

It has potential but it is braked like a wild mouse.  That could be so people can shoot the targets along the course. but it does get some good swings around the curves.  I didn't ride it.

I think the system has potential indoors, but the targets were hard to hit out in the sun (for me at least).

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Looks like Rowdy Bear has changed a lot since I was last there (a week it two after the suspended glider ride opened).
There were no targets and no braking as mentioned. And they had a normal Alpine coaster, not the powered one.
 
 
Oh, now I see. A new PF location not the original one in Gatlinburg.



I was wondering about that weird suspended coaster thing!


Try the Rowdy Bear Glider in Gatlinburg instead.


The PF location looks flat and that's killing the rides that need elevation change, like mountain coasters.

Tubing hill looks fun though I'd go with the indoor snow tubing instead. Edited by TEDodd
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