Unfortunately, the 100-year flood left this attraction closed during our visit, but since we were so excited about it, I’m going to share about it because I totally see this as our first stop next time we are in the Pigeon Forge area.
If you aren’t familiar with a mountain coaster, it’s a roller coaster built into the side of the mountain. The seats are a sled that holds one of two people. You control the speed of the coaster. The best part is the sleds are connected to the rails, so it’s impossible to flip over or off the track.
Here is a small view of the coaster at Goats on the Roof.
It looks like so much fun!
Goats on the Roof is off the main strip of Pigeon Forge on Wears Valley Road. It’s not easy to miss, I mean, they do have live goats on their roof!
Of course, the day we were there, the goats were sunbathing on the parking lot level.
They are adorable.
It should be noted, if you’ve never been around goats, as cute as they are, they stink. There are no exceptions.
You can get a can of goat chow to feed the goats. When the attraction is open, you can ride a “goat-cycle” to the top of the roof for photo opportunities with the goats as you feed them their favorite snack! When you buy a feed cup you can bring it back for a refill for a small fee.
We have never experienced anything like this, though the concept of live goats on a roof, dates back 40 years. Apparently, a Swedish Restaurant in Wisconsin originated the area with goats grazing on their sodded restaurant roof.
So, while we can’t speak of the fun and thrills of the Coaster at Goats on the Roof, we can share that the goats are sure cute and we definitely have this on our bucket list for our next Pigeon Forge trip.