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The wait is officially over! The newest addition to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg is now open — the Rail Runner. This one-of-a-kind mountain coaster is a must-do when you visit the Smoky Mountains! We’ve got all the details on the new ride at Anakeesta:
Rail Runner at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
The Rail Runner is a single rail mountain coaster that’s the first of its kind in the United States, and you can ride it at Anakeesta! With a single-rail line, riders can ride lower to the ground on a single track, which creates a unique experience as you race through the trees and down the mountain. The Rail Runner is a thrilling downhill ride that has a 400 ft. elevation change and can hit speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The ride begins with 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns, before ending with a scenic uphill ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain. The best part about this ride is that you are in control of your own speed, so you can fly down the hill or ride at a slower pace to enjoy the scenery. The carts feature both back and headrests for a comfortable and safe adventure. You can choose to ride solo or tandem with a child who is 3 to 7 years old.
More at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
There is so much more fun to be had at Anakeesta when you visit! The addition of the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster comes shortly after the new restaurant, Cliff Top Grill & Bar, opened at Anakeesta. At Cliff Top Grill & Bar, visitors can enjoy a delicious dinner with a gorgeous view, or sip a drink while watching the sun set behind the mountains. For another exciting adventure, try the Dueling Zipline, where you will zip through the treetops high above the forest floor. You will get to zip side-by-side the person of your choice! You can also try the Tree Canopy Walk, during which you have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the nature around you. You will stroll high above the forest floor on a series of 16 connected sky bridges. Each bridge has its own observation platform where you can take in the sights and learn about your surroundings. Families love the Children’s Treehouse Village Playground, which is a whimsically themed treehouse village that has physical and educational elements that are designed to build strength and confidence. There are climbing adventures and more! There is so much fun to be had at Anakeesta.
Where to Stay
When you visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, the best place to stay is in a Gatlinburg cabin. We have a variety of Gatlinburg cabin rentals that are perfect for any occasion! There are 1 bedroom cabins for romantic getaways, large cabins for group vacations, and even pet friendly cabins so that you don’t have to leave your furry friend back home. Gatlinburg cabins are in a great location as well. You will have the peace and quiet of being nestled in the Smokies, while still being just a short drive away from Anakeesta and other popular Gatlinburg attractions.
Browse all of the best Gatlinburg cabins to find the perfect one for your vacation, then come try the new Rail Runner at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg!