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"The area where we're actually putting the mountain coaster is a little steeper than we anticipated originally. So it took a little bit of tweeking with the coaster track and the plans," said Kate Barido, spokesperson for Ober Gatlinburg.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. Ober Gatlinburg announced the addition of the ADG Mountain Coaster, opening in the summer of 2015 in July. Now all the pieces have arrived for the construction to start.
Ober Gatlinburg is partnering with ADG, Inc., of Cohoes NY, the leading manufacturer of mountain coasters and slides in the US, to bring this attraction to the top of Ski Mountain Road.
The ride will last approximately 5 1⁄2 minutes and cover nearly 4000 feet. The mountain coaster will depart near the Tubing Park and begin with a tranquil uphill ride through woods that border the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Once at the top, riders will be whisked down adrenaline pumping turns, dips, zigs, zags, corkscrews and G-force action adventures.
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