Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Sevierville, Tennessee, lies an exhilarating adventure that combines adrenaline-pumping thrills with awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Welcome to the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster, an incredible attraction located at the scenic SkyLand Ranch!
This one-of-a-kind mountain coaster promises an unforgettable experience as you embark on a high-speed ride overlooking the majestic Smoky Mountains.
If you’re looking for more information on the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster then you have come to the right place!
In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction so keep reading to find out more.
- Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster – What To Expect
- How Long is the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster?
- How Fast is the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster?
- What Is A Mountain Coaster?
- Operating Hours
- Rider Requirements
- Location and How To Get There
Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster – What To Expect
The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster is a new mountain coaster that opened in 2022 and currently holds the title of the longest mountain coaster in the southeast!
The ride experience begins at the bottom of the mountain where you are loaded onto the carts.
From here, the cart heads up to the starting point via a cable-pulled ascent. The 3-minute journey to the top is a great way to take in the incredible views of the Smoky Mountains.
At the top gravity takes over and the cart begins its downhill journey with a sweeping left turn.
The ride down has a great combination of fast straight sections and 360-degree loops.
The downhill experience is completely under your control. Mountain coasters are fitted with manual brakes allowing you to adjust the speed to you’re liking.
After about 1 minute of downhill riding (depending on your speed), the cart slows down and begins a second cable-pulled ascent. This uphill section lasts just short of two minutes.
From here you start your second downhill section which also lasts about 1 minute depending on your speed.
This section is just as exciting as the first and includes a steep and fast drop towards the end.
The track has one final 360-degree loop before finishing back at the starting point.
So far the ride is getting excellent reviews with some people saying it is their new favorite mountain coaster in the area.
So make sure you get down to the SkyLand Ranch to try it out!
How Long is the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster?
The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster is 6,600 feet long (2,012 meters).
The mountain coaster has a total ride time of 8 to 9 minutes, depending on your speed (mountain coasters have a manual brake so you’re able to control this).
How Fast is the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster?
The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster can reach a maximum speed of 25 mp/h (40 km/h).
As a safety feature, this mountain coaster is fitted with centrifugal brakes and ultramodern eddy current brakes at the valley station.
There is an automatic braking system that prevents the carts from going over the maximum speed.
In addition, this mountain coaster is fitted with a manual brake that lets riders control the speed of their descent.
If 25 mp/h (40 km/h) is too fast for you, you can slow the ride down to a speed that feels more comfortable.
The brake levers are located on either side of the cart. You pull them back to engage the brakes.
It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it and before you know it you’ll be cruising down the mountain.
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 gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Mountain 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, mountain 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.
Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster Video
One of the great things about mountain coasters is that many 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 Wild Stallion 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!
How Much Does the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster Cost?
At the time of writing, the cost to ride the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster was as follows:
|Single adult ticket (ages 10+)||18.99|
|Single child ticket (ages 3 – 9)||9.99|
Note that the amounts above exclude tax.
Another option available to you is the General Admission/Wild Stallion Combo.
This ticket gives you access to the top of SkyLand and a one-time ride on the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster.
All tickets can be purchased online on the official SkyLand Ranch website.
Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster Operating Hours
At the time of writing, the operating hours for the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster were as follows:
|Monday – Friday||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
Like most of the mountain coasters in the area, the Wild Stallion Mountain coaster is open during the day and at night.
You can ride The Wild Stallion during the day for scenic views of the Smokies, or enjoy a nighttime ride to see the sparkling lights of the city.
As with any ride of this nature, there are rider and passenger requirements that are put in place for your safety.
The key rider requirements are summarized below:
- You must be at least 3 years old and 38” tall to ride.
- All riders under 54” tall must ride with an adult.
- The maximum combined weight limit per cart is 375 lbs (170 kg).
Location and How to Get There
You’ll find the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster at the SkyLand Ranch which is a one-of-a-kind Sevierville attraction set on a 100-acre farm.
Address: 1620 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862
Free parking is available.
Directions to the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster can be found on the map below:
Before You Go
When it comes to mountain and alpine coasters, Tennessee has some of the best on offer in the USA.
With a total of nine mountain and alpine coasters (and there seems to be a new one added every few years) on offer, you really are spoilt for choice.
So if you live in the area or are planning a visit then make sure you check out our guide to Tennessee’s Alpine and Mountain Coasters.