The Runaway Mountain Coaster in Branson, MO

935 State Hwy. 165Branson, MO 65616
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Zoom through the Ozarks on the Runaway Mountain Coaster that lets you control your adventure. Want a leisurely cruise through the mountains? No problem. Want to coast down the hills with the wind in your hair? You got it! Pick your thrill level and get ready for the coaster experience of a lifetime. Make lifelong memories on Branson’s most unique mountain coaster.


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The Runaway Branson Mountain Coaster is the only alpine mountain coaster in Branson and the Ozarks. This Alpine coaster was the most talked about thrill ride in 2016 with a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor! It is also the foundation of the area’s newest outdoor attraction park, the Branson Mountain Adventure Park. Mountain coasters are a relatively new attraction in America and we’re pleased to bring one of the best to the heart of the Midwest. Our Branson Mountain Coaster features more family-friendly thrills in town – more dips, more turns, more zigs and zags, more ups and downs. A true American made experience, the Branson Mountain Coaster races down the Ozark hillside weaving in and around trees, through nature and soars high over a creek leaving you breathless and ready to Runaway again!

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Fenton, Missouri
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
Fantastic ride - comfortable (even for an old fart) so had to ride a second time! Scenic views up and down the mountain. Friendly, courteous staff. Clean, well-maintained attraction. Will absolutely visit again next time in Branson. Jerry V. Fenton, MO
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Concord, California
"Mountain Coaster, Smooth Glide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
Up to 30 mph, but you can control your speed. 4890 feet of track, 5 min climb to top, then downhill through the forest. Amazing, smooth, scenic ride, absolutely worth experiencing. They also allow you to return for a second run, anytime same day, discounted rate. Similar to the Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN
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Danny R
"Fantastic ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
This is a top rate attraction in Branson, Mo. The facility is very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time. As soon as the ride ended our boys asked if they could do ride again. We will be returning to try it for the night time version that lights up the track from top to bottom.
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Bowling Green, Missouri
"Fun, but pricey"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Our teenage daughters loved the coaster. You are pulled up the "mountain" then turned loose to ride back down. Unlike other coasters, you control the speed. My girls and husband chose daredevil, and I was more "driving Miss Daisy"....but still had a good time. The staff was all very polite and the area was clean and well-maintained.At $18/person for a 3 minute ride, it is not the most cost conscious choice, but our girls enjoyed trying it.
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Sedona, Arizona
"Over Priced"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Almost 75% of ride time is the lift to the top of the hill. This "coaster" reminded me of the ones that come with traveling carnival, just a little longer. Many other attractions in Branson of better value.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Runaway Mountain Coaster

What are the rider height and weight requirements?
Rider requirements for the Runaway Mountain Coaster are as follows:

  • A lone driver must be at least 9 years old and 52″ tall.
  • A passenger must be at least 3 years old and 36″ tall.
  • To ride double, the driver must be at least 16 years old.
  • The maximum combined weight of the riders is 300 pounds.

These requirements are strictly enforced for the safety and security of all participants.

What safety regulations are in place?
All guests must adhere to safety rules:

  • Driver must be able to operate both brake levers.
  • Riders & drivers alike cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Stay at least 80 feet from the cart in front of you, 180 feet when wet. 
  • Seat belts must remain latched until directed by the ride attendant.
  • Drivers who rear end the cart in front of them are responsible for all damages.

How do I control the cart?
To control the coaster cart, push the lever forward to go and back to brake. Follow all instructions and you’ll be good to go. Remember to always keep your hand on the brake lever.

Where is the coaster located?
You’ll find the Runaway Mountain Coaster in Branson Mountain Adventure Park located at 935 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616.

Is this ride appropriate for all ages?
So long as the riders meet the height and weight requirements for the coaster, everyone from ages 3 to 103 can ride!