Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
5
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Welcome to Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, the longest coaster in East Tennessee! Join us for over nine minutes of twists, turns, tunnels, and even some unexpected surprises along the way. Whether you have a need for speed, or prefer a more relaxing coaster experience, RTMC has something for everyone. Bring your entire family for an unforgettable experience.
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  • Monika H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent family experience!
    My whole family had an awesome time on this ride. My daughter and I were laughing the entire ride. It’s a very fast and exciting ride that your entire family can enjoy. You can ride singular or in a pair which is a great option, with the no extra charge. If you really enjoyed the ride, there is an option to re-ride for a cheaper price. Highly recommend to try it!!!
    Thank you, Monika, for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had an awesome time on our ride. It's great to know that you and your daughter were laughing throughout the entire experience. We're glad you found the ride to be fast, exciting, and suitable for the whole family. Our option to ride singular or in a pair without any extra charge is designed to provide flexibility and convenience for our guests. We're also delighted that you appreciated our re-ride option at a cheaper price for those who can't get enough of the excitement. Thank you for highly recommending our ride, and we hope to see you and your family again soon for another thrilling adventure! #KeepOnCoastin
    Written August 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Trish S
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun and long ride
    What a great ride! There is plenty of parking and the entrance is very clean. The ticket agent asked about veterans and first responders and we got a big discount for veterans. We arrived at about 10:30 and there was no line. The ride is decorated for Halloween and well done, would like to go again at night to see decorations but that’s when it’s really busy. The ride itself is really long, over 9 minutes. You don’t need to keep the handles forward on the uphill parts so give your arms a break then full forward for fast fun! We have done one other alpine coaster in the area which we enjoyed but this one is the best so far.
    Thank you for your review, trishdish64! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at our ride. We're glad that you found the parking area clean and spacious, and it's wonderful to know that our ticket agent provided a discount for veterans. We appreciate your feedback about the Halloween decorations and we hope you get a chance to visit at night to see them. We're glad you enjoyed the long ride duration and the option to give your arms a break during the uphill parts. It's fantastic to hear that you consider our alpine coaster the best in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back for another thrilling ride soon! #KeepOnCoastin 🎃
    Written October 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Tiffany S
    Biloxi, Mississippi46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a short wait in line
    Visited Pigeon Forge after Christmas and rode several mountain coasters in the area (after exeperiencing our first in the Austrian Alps last year). Rocky Top was a fun mountain coaster experience and boasts one of the longer tracks in the area. It also has some tunnels and fun theming that makes it stand out. However, this is one of the more pricey coasters in Pigeon Forge, and it’s also the only coaster we visited with a looooong line (1.5 hour wait). Even when we returned in the morning right after opening, there was a half hour wait. Its proximity to Dollywood theme park and resorts might play a role in the length of the queue. The coaster is worth a short wait but not worth a long one — you can ride multiple other coasters in the area that are just as good or better with less of a wait.
    Thank you for your review of Rocky Top mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the fun experience and the longer track, as well as the tunnels and theming. However, it's unfortunate that the coaster is one of the more expensive options in the area and had a long wait time, even in the morning. It's understandable that its proximity to Dollywood and resorts may contribute to the queue length. Your advice to not wait too long for this coaster and explore other options with shorter waits is helpful for future visitors. #KeepOnCoastin
    Written January 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
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Cabeck
Lexington, NC26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My 4 year-old daughter was incredibly scared to ride and Michael was extremely supportive. He convinced her to ride, offered to “press a magic slow button” to slow the ride down, then told her that if she liked it the family (3 of us) could all ride again for free AND would by her a t-shirt.

She loved it so much! Michael delivered on his promise; we rode around a second time and then he surprised her with a t-shirt!

This place is AWESOME!
Written July 11, 2020
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We are so glad your daughter overcame her fears with us and had a good time. Thank you so much for bringing your family to ride Rocky Top Mountain Coaster!
Written July 13, 2020
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Chris N
Graham, NC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My 9-year-old has always been afraid of roller coasters, so I was a little tentative to suggest trying out a mountain coaster on our trip to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. But the idea of being able to control her speed and not having any huge drops or loops made her feel a lot more comfortable giving it a try. And in the end, she and the rest of our family LOVED it and took a second ride immediately! She didn’t even use the brake on the second time! We’ll definitely come back to Rocky Top the next time we’re in the area, and we’ll be looking to try out other mountain/alpine coasters as well.
Written August 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for choosing our coaster and for sharing these details about your recent visit. We are so glad your child overcame their fear of riding and that your entire group had a great experience! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again next time you visit Pigeon Forge!
Written August 2, 2020
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Haleyrenee2016
Lumberton, TX42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Our family of 13 ages 10-65 went here twice in one day and had a blast!! We went on a Wednesday afternoon and didn’t wait long at all! The ride is about 9 mins long and has several sections of climbing and zooming!! We wanted to experience the ride at night as well so we came back around 7 for the second ride discounted tickets! Again, not a long wait and sooooo cool to do at night. Of course it was cold so I would recommend wearing gloves but nothing unbearable!! We had a great time. Will definitely do it again when we come back to the area!!
Written February 19, 2021
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Tiffany S
Biloxi, MS46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Visited Pigeon Forge after Christmas and rode several mountain coasters in the area (after exeperiencing our first in the Austrian Alps last year). Rocky Top was a fun mountain coaster experience and boasts one of the longer tracks in the area. It also has some tunnels and fun theming that makes it stand out. However, this is one of the more pricey coasters in Pigeon Forge, and it’s also the only coaster we visited with a looooong line (1.5 hour wait). Even when we returned in the morning right after opening, there was a half hour wait. Its proximity to Dollywood theme park and resorts might play a role in the length of the queue. The coaster is worth a short wait but not worth a long one — you can ride multiple other coasters in the area that are just as good or better with less of a wait.
Written January 7, 2024
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Thank you for your review of Rocky Top mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the fun experience and the longer track, as well as the tunnels and theming. However, it's unfortunate that the coaster is one of the more expensive options in the area and had a long wait time, even in the morning. It's understandable that its proximity to Dollywood and resorts may contribute to the queue length. Your advice to not wait too long for this coaster and explore other options with shorter waits is helpful for future visitors. #KeepOnCoastin
Written January 24, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeff B
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
A little costly, but a $3 discount coupon helped. The ride lasts over 9 minutes with 4 hills. It's better to ride in the dark when they have the ride lit up. The ride is themed, so there is stuff to look at. Best coaster ride compared to the other mountain coasters in the area. I recommend riding before Dollywood lets out at 9:30, as it will get real busy after that.
Written June 28, 2020
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We are glad you had a wonderful time!!
Written June 28, 2020
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Tiffany B
Bremen, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
It was fun!! One of the most exciting places out of our visit. Double riders are available for young children but, have to be Accompanied by a person 16 years old and up. $60 total for my family additional rides are $9 per person.
Written June 19, 2020
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Hello Tiffany; We are so glad you had fun with us. Thank you so much for the positive comments and details on your visit. We hope to see you next time you are in Pigeon Forge!
Written June 23, 2020
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April F
Biloxi, MS198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Most fun we’ve ever had waiting in an attraction line. The employees were dressed in costume, scaring patrons while waiting. It was a riot and very family friendly.
Coaster itself was so thrilling. I want to say it was a good 8-10 minute ride.
We went after dark which added to the spookiness. Would love to see during daylight next time.
Highly recommend!
Written October 13, 2020
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jzpurdue
Valparaiso, IN372 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Family of 4, ages 6 and 8 =$45 w/ coupon. Both girls rode in our laps, why isn't each car $18. We went at night and it was pretty cool lit up, the girls enjoyed the 9 minute ride, but most of that is spent going up on several occasions. I personally have never gone on one of these, but have heard how fun they are. Several people have told me how fast they are and how you don't have to hit the brake the whole way down ... Unfortunately this one was a start-and-stop coaster. Too bad a for a family to do anything, you better have won the lottery.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you for your review.
Written August 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian R
Canton, OH183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We've ridden just about every mountain coaster and thrill ride in the Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area and would rate this one the best. It is a relatively new properly, so every thing is brand new and well designed. A little outside of town, but easily accessible with plenty of parking. The coaster is much more than meets than eye, with the majority of the track being behind the mountain and out of view from the parking lot. Unlike other coasters that just take you to the top and you ride down once, this coaster has 4 ups and 4 downhill sections and I would agree with their advertising that it is probably the longest ride in the area. The workers were very friendly and helpful, especially for new riders. Much kudos to the workers as this was the only coaster I saw where they were actually sanitizing the carts after every ride. Well done!
Written July 12, 2020
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Hello Brian! Thank you so much for this great review. We are honored you have chosen our RTMC as the "Best Coaster in PF" and appreciate your taking time to share all of this great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon!
Written July 13, 2020
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Kelly A
Houston, TX54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This is the best attraction in Pigeon Forge by far. We tried several other area coasters, and they just do not compare. This one has 4 drops, and it is 9 minutes long, which means that it is the best value. In addition, the people that run the ride are phenomenal. I have a special needs son, and they made him feel like family. The workers are loving, kind, interactive, and you can tell that they love what they do!!!! The views are stunning. The experience was so magical that we rode it 12 times during our vacation. My four year old was obsessed. While most of our rides were during the day, we also rode it at night, and the lights were really neat. I’m so glad that we came here. Don’t miss this incredible ride.
Written March 12, 2020
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We LOVE your family and can’t wait to see you again!!
Written March 14, 2020
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