Mountain roller coaster to open this fall at Ober Gatlinburg

Mountain roller coaster to open this fall at Ober Gatlinburg


GATLINBURG (WATE) - Ober Gatlinburg is adding a new roller coaster which will be open year round.

The ADG Mountain Coaster is set to open this fall, nestled just below the peak of Mt. Harrison.

Ober officials say the coaster will provide thrills with fantastic views.

Ober is partnering with ADG, Inc. of Cohoes, New York, to bring the attraction to the top of Ski Mountain Road. The ride will last about 5 and a half minutes and cover nearly 4,000 feet.

Construction will begin near the end of July.

The mountain coaster will depart near the Tubing Park and begin with a slow uphill ride through woods that border the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Once at the top, riders will be whisked down turns, dips, zigs, zags, corkscrews and G-force action adventures.

Ober says children, parents and grandparents can comfortable enjoy the ride and choose their own pace down the mountain.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park is Tennessee’s only ski Area and continues to be a favored year-round destination. The upcoming 2014-2015 season will mark Ober Gatlinburg’s 53rd year as a snow sports area, offering skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter and an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, chair swing, maze, water raft rides and mini golf in the summer. The Mountain Coaster will join the Wildlife Encounter, Arcade and Ober’s Indoor Ice Rink as a year-round attraction.

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