Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the Ice Bumper Cars at Ober Gatlinburg

29 August 2019 / By Contributor
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Aug 29, 2019

Get your family and friends together for some cool fun all year long at Ober Gatlinburg with ice bumper cars! This unique attraction takes the thrill of bumper cars and puts them on the ice for a whole new spin on the classic ride! Almost everyone can participate. You only have to be at least 3 years old and a minimum of 36 inches tall to ride! Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the Ice Bumper Cars at Ober Gatlinburg:

1. What to Expect

The ice bumper cars at Ober Gatlinburg are a fun activity for all ages because no skills are required! Just take a seat in one of the round colorful tubes and glide around the ice with ease as you smash into other cars in true bumper car style! Each of the tubes has wheels and its own motor, and the controls are a bit like playing a video game. Once you get the hang of it, you will be zooming around on the ice like a pro! You don’t even have to bump into other cars as you can simply sit and spin around in circles to your heart’s content! Regardless of how you choose to ride, the ice bumper cars are a blast and the perfect way to beat the heat in the summer!

2. Times, Dates, and Location

You may be wondering how you can ride ice bumper cars in the summer. This ride is in an indoor ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg, where you also enjoy ice skating throughout the year! The ice bumper cars use about a third of the ice skating rink to roam, and the rest of the rink is open for skating. There is plenty of room to maneuver around! The best way to reach Ober Gatlinburg is via the aerial tramway from downtown Gatlinburg, but you may also drive to the top of the mountain via Ski Mountain Road. Just keep in mind there are limited parking spaces available. The ice bumper cars are open weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm and weekends from 10 am to 9 pm.

3. Ticket Information

The tickets for the ice bumper cars at Ober Gatlinburg are available for a nominal fee and include a 10-minute session, which includes a short orientation, and 7 minutes of actual ride time. Note that kids ages 3 and 4 can ride for free with a paying adult! The ice bumper cars are included with the premium wristband, so this may be the best deal for your visit to Ober Gatlinburg. This wristband also includes popular attractions such as the scenic chairlift, alpine slide, mini golf, carousel, and the wildlife encounter.

Where to Stay

Stay close to the bumper car action at Ober Gatlinburg with a vacation at Parkside Cabin Rentals! We have a wide variety of affordable cabins to meet your needs, including pet friendly cabins where you can bring your furry companion along for the fun! All of our cabins are in scenic locations where you can enjoy the magic of the Smoky Mountains but are still just minutes away from all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan a wonderful vacation near Ober Gatlinburg to experience the ice bumper cars! We look forward to seeing you soon!