Helen, Georgia is home to the Georgia Mountain Coaster.
The first mountain coaster of its kind in the state, this ride opened in 2019 and has served over 100,000 happy customers to date.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this ride, then you have come to the right place!
This guide features everything you need to know about riding the Georgia Mountain Coaster, including insider tips and advice, so keep reading to find out more.
How Long is the Georgia Mountain Coaster?
Reaching a speed of up to 28 mp/h (45 km/h), the Georgia Mountain Coaster is about 1 mile (1,600m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degrees loops, twists, and turns as it makes its way down the mountain.
Total ride time, including a cable-pulled ascent, is about 4 minutes.
Depending on your speed, the ride time from top to bottom is about 1 minute.
Mountain coasters are fitted with a manual brake so the speed of the ride is something that you’re in control of.
What is a Mountain Coaster?
If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Mountain or alpine coasters are essentially gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Alpine coasters are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are some age and height restrictions that apply.
In addition, alpine coasters are equipped with a manual brake, enabling riders to adjust their descent speed. This unique feature allows riders to have greater control of their experience.
If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.
And finally, no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Georgia Mountain Coaster Video
One of the great things about mountain coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.
These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.
The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect from start to finish on the Georgia Mountain Coaster.
One thing to be aware of though is that point-of-view videos can be a bit misleading.
The wide-angled lens makes the drops shallower and the ride seems way slower than it is in real life.
They provide a good idea of what the ride looks like but only real-world experience tells you how they feel. So get out there and try it for yourself.
These rides really are the perfect combination of an adrenaline rush and nature.
If you happen to be in the area then this is an activity to add to your “to-do list”.
Or how about this video for an alternative experience?
How Much Does It Cost to Ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster?
The Georgia Mountain Coaster offers a number of different ticket options for you to take advantage of.
A breakdown of these different options and the related price is given below:
|Children (7 to 12 years old)
|Children (3 to 6 years old)
*Additional rides are half-price!
Georgia Mountain Coaster Rider Requirements
As with all rides of this nature, there are some height and age restrictions. These are in place to ensure the safety of the riders.
We’ve highlighted the key requirements for you to be aware of below:
- Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (97cm) tall.
- The minimum height for single riders is 54″ (137cm).
- If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (97cm) and the driver must be at least 54″ (137cm) and 16 years or older.
- The maximum weight per cart is 375 lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330 lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.
The mountain coaster is open 7 days a week (weather permitting) and operates at night on weekends – see opening times below:
|Monday – Thursday
|10 am – 7 pm
|10 am – 8 pm
|10 am – 8.30 pm
|10 am – 7 pm
Contact Details and Directions
The Georgia Mountain Coaster website can be found here.
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Coaster can be found below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Georgia Mountain Coaster worth it?
The Georgia Mountain Coaster is absolutely worth it!
Mountain coasters, like this one, are perfect for people of all ages because they combine the thrill of a roller coaster with the ability to control your speed.
The downhill ride time on this mountain coaster might be on the shorter side but the coaster is smooth, and fun and the team there provide great service with a focus on safety.
Is there an age limit on the Georgia Mountain Coaster?
There is an age limit on the Georgia Mountain Coaster. The minimum age to ride the mountain coaster is 3 years old.
If there are two people riding together then the driver must be at least 16 years old.
Is the Georgia Mountain Coaster scary?
This mountain coaster is not scary!
The ride can reach a maximum speed of 28 mp/h (45 km/h), so it is fast, but unlike normal roller coasters, the carts are fitted with a manual brake.
This allows riders to control the speed of their descent. If the ride does become a bit too fast for your liking, then you’re able to slow the ride down to a more comfortable speed.
This is why mountain and alpine coasters are a great activity for the whole family.