Complete Guide to the Branson Coaster

Not to be confused with the Runaway Mountain Coaster (also in Branson Missouri), which we covered in this post here, the Branson Mountain Coaster is the first double mountain coaster in North America. If you’re interested in finding out more about this ride then you’ve come to the right place. We provide everything you need to know so carry on reading to find out.

Reaching speeds of up to 30mp/h (56km/h), the Branson Coaster is approximately 2,700 feet (823m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it winds its way through the trees and down the mountain. The total ride time (including two cable pulled ascents and two downhill sections) is approximately 7 minutes.

Branson Mountain Coaster – What to expect

The ride is made up of several parts making this mountain coaster quite a unique experience.

Almost as soon as riders leave the loading station they start on the first downhill section. This lasts about 1 minute. The cart then heads back up the mountain via a cable pulled ascent. While some riders might feel this is a bit slow it’s a chance to view the scenery and watch fellow riders as the descend down the alpine coaster tracks. This uphill section takes about 2 minutes to complete.

At the top the cart is released from the cable system and once again gravity takes over as riders head on their second descent of the day. This downhill section lasts about 1:50. This isn’t quite the end though. Riders still need to make their way back up to the loading station via another cable-pull ascent. This section lasts another 2:30.

Most mountain coasters tend to follow a similar structure. Riders start at the bottom, are pulled to the top and then enjoy one long downhill section back to the loading station. As you can tell from the description above this does not apply to the Branson Coaster. This coaster has many downhill and uphill sections throughout the ride. Even seasoned mountain coaster riders will find this experience to be unique.

To give you a better idea of the ride experience we’ve selected a few videos of the ride and included them in the post below.

What are Mountain Coasters?

If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters) then check out the post we wrote here.

Mountain coasters are a fantastic activity that the whole family can enjoy. Given the nature of this ride there are age and height restrictions that apply, these have been detailed below. One of the great benefits of mountain coasters is that they offer the option of two seats. This enables adults to enjoy the experience with their younger children.

Also, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake which enables riders to adjust the speed of their descent. This unique feature of mountain coasters allows riders to have greater control of their experience. This is quite the opposite of a roller-coaster where riders have no control during the ride. If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.

Another great feature of mountain coasters is that no prior experience or training is necessary. You can jump in and enjoy the ride.

Wiegand Sports GmbH, the inventor of the alpine coaster and leading manufacturer with over 270 installations around the world, built this coaster. With this much experience you know that you’re in good hands.

Branson Mountain Coaster – Videos

We’ve selected two videos of the Branson Coaster for you to have a look at in advance. Think of it as a “try before you buy”. If this doesn’t get you excited (and maybe a little nervous) then we don’t know what will.

How much does the Branson Coaster cost?

The Branson Coaster offers many different ticket options for you to take advantage of. A breakdown of these different options and the related price is given below:

All Day Pass $39.99
Combo Ticket$23.99

Tickets can be purchased on their website. The link to their website is provided below.

Height and Age Restrictions

Unfortunately this information isn’t available on their website. However, given the number of posts we’ve written about mountain coasters we’re familiar with the standard age and height requirements to participate on these rides.

The key height and age restrictions to ride the Branson Coaster are listed below:

  • Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (96cm) tall.
  • Minimum age for single riders is 10 and the rider must be at least 54″ (137cm) tall.
  • If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (96cm) and the person driving the cart must be at least 56″ (142cm) and 16 years or older.
  • The maximum weight per cart is 375lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.

Contact Information and Website

Phone: 417-544-8068

Website: To access the Branson Coaster website click here.

Operating hours:
Open from 10am – 11pm (Friday and Saturday)
Open from 10am – 10pm (Sunday to Thursday)

Map: To get to the Branson Coaster take a look at the map below.

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