The alpine coaster, at 8409 S. Main St., is open seven days a week, weather permitting, and is the first in Georgia.
Each cart accommodates one or two people. To drive, you must be at least 56 inches tall. Kids ages 3 and older can be passengers, provided they are at least 38 inches tall. There is a weight limit of 375 pounds per cart, however.
Georgia Mountain Coaster is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and on Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 10 am. to 9 p.m. Saturday. There are lights along the track for riding at night. No reservation is needed.
The first ride costs $15 per adult, $12 per child ages 7-12 and $6 per child ages 3-6. The second ride is half price.
As long as you’re in Helen, why not make it a weekend trip? Designed as a replica of a Bavarian village, Helen has been hosting family outings for 40 years. In addition to tubing on the river and coasting down the mountain, your family can enjoy miniature golf, a hike to Anna Ruby Falls, a dinner of German food and more.
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