World’s First CoasterKart Ride Coming to Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge
Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge is installing an exciting new ride called the CoasterKart, which will be the first attraction of its kind in the world! This unique attraction puts you in control as you set the pace down the mountain by pushing your foot down on the accelerator pedal! Here is everything you need to know about experiencing the newest thrill ride coming to the Smoky Mountains this fall:
1. CoasterKart Background
The CoasterKart at Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge is an innovative new attraction from Wiegand, a German company who has become well known for their alpine mountain coasters. In fact, several of Wiegand’s mountain coasters currently operate in the Smokies, including the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. As with the mountain coasters, the CoasterKart puts the riders in control of their speed down the mountain!
2. The Ride Experience
There are several elements that make the CoasterKart a completely unique experience! Unlike the mountain coaster, the CoasterKart is an entirely powered ride system with electrical bars installed into the track to power the motor on the karts. Two of the other key differences are that the 2 passenger vehicles feature side-by-side seating on a wider track than a mountain coaster, and the speed of the kart is controlled by a foot pedal rather than a hand brake. In addition, the ride will gain speed boosts from magnetic linear induction motors!
3. About Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge
Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge is already one of the top thrilling destinations in the Smokies, so this family fun destination will get even more exciting with the addition of the CoasterKart! The current attractions include Tennessee’s first, fastest, and longest year-round outdoor tubing hill, where guests can reach speeds over 35 miles per hour! Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge is also home to Wiegand’s Laser Gun Coaster, which is North America’s first Alpine Flyer suspended coaster! As you can see, Rowdy Bear is no stranger to some of the most innovative rides in the world!
Where to Stay
Enjoy a vacation just minutes away from Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge with a stay at The Inn on the River! Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation with the whole gang, we have just the room you need. Our affordable hotel is directly on the Parkway and has all the amenities necessary for a spectacular getaway. While staying with us, start each morning with our free breakfast where you can help yourself to all types of delicious hot and cold items. We also feature an outdoor pool, indoor pool, and hot tub so you can go for a refreshing swim at any time of the year!
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay close to Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge and all of the other wonderful attractions in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon at The Inn on the River!