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!

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Tripster Customer
Fairview Heights, IL
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August 2019
This was so much fun!!!!!! Me and my daughter rode together, We wanted to go again but it start to rain.
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Tip: The wait in line is just too long for a short ride.

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1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pretty Great Until..."
August 2018
This was my first trip on the coaster. The thrill of trekking.up the beautiful mountainside by way of train/pasenger car was pretty great. Until coming back to pay for our second ride was not a good experience at all. After arriving within about 30 minutes of closing, a ride that I thought would take about 15 mins, took much longer for a situation that could have been prevented.
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Quite A Rush!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 23, 2019 NEW
The coaster is awesome! If you like speed and you are not afraid of heights, you will love this place!
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Atoka, Tennessee
"We had lots of fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2019 NEW
The coaster was an awesome experience. We did feel the price was a little high, and was disappointed that we didn’t get to take advantage of the coaster/ zip line bundle price due to zip line being closed. I do recommend this coaster. It was so fun and longer than others.
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"pretty view"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
My daughter and i were in Branson for a girls trip. I had seen videos of people doing this type of coaster and wanted to try it. The view while on the coaster is beautiful. I was a little surprised at how slow it goes up the track i felt like i was stopping and it startled me at first then i realized it was supposed to do that. When you head back down it goes so fast it was thrilling, exciting and fun. The coaster didn't last long and was a little expensive for how long it lasted in my opinion. glad i did it once.
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"Really fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
My family had a wonderful time here. We all did the coaster and loved it. The staff members were all wonderful. When my family went, it was not crowded and took little time to get on the coaster.
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"Runaway Mountain Coaster"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
Ride up was fun! Ride down was fast and awesome!! Dont bring hats or purses, you will have to take them back to the car!!
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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!