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!

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

Julie Arnold
Pineville, LA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July, 2018
This was so much fun. We went with 3 teenagers and they loved it so much they wanted to go again.
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Tip: You have the ability to speed up or slow down. If there is a line it goes very fast.

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Troy V
"Hang on for a great ride !!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
This place is awesome !!! Not for the weak of is a fast and furious experience!! I chose not to use my brakes, and it was exhilarating. Daughter used her's and said it was relaxing. I recommend the no brake experience.. Staff was professional and friendly. Highly recommend!!
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Santa Barbara, California
"The Other Coaster in Town is Better"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
There are two mountain coasters in Branson. They are both similar; but you are better off with the competitor. The kids enjoyed the ride, but it was expensive. Furthermore, there were certain promotions offered; but they were misleading and the people behind the desk were trained to ensure you paid as much as possible. The kids all want to ride twice (and there is a discount for the second ride); so me and my two kids, with me going once and the kids going twice, was $76. It would have been $55 if the place had honored the deal promised to the group that we came with; which would have been palatable; but they try like heck to ensure you pay as much as possible. For a few dollars more; you can get a half day's enjoyment at the Water Park, outdoor park, or renting a boat. Your kids will have fun, but you will feel taken advantage of. try the other coaster up in town. A better experience for sure.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
I loved the coaster! It takes about five minutes to get up the big hill and about three minutes to get down. On one curve on the hill it hurt my back.
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Angie M
Williamsburg, Iowa
"Fun night ride, long wait "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2018 NEW
Fun - the dark adds a little cool spookiness to the ride. The ride is a little more aggressive than you might think, leave your valuables behind! My only negatives are the single rider price and the long wait - we waited approximately an hour for our rides. My kids did love it though!
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Kimberly P
"Don't waste your money!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2018 NEW
What a waste of $72 for a family of four!! We knew it was going to be a short ride, however, we didn't realize it would be jerky sudden stops at the end! There was no one in the front of the sled for it to suddenly stop but it kept doing it. Can we say 'whiplash'!?! Let's just say, we won't recommend others to do it nor will we ride it again...
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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!