If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Runaway Mountain Coaster in Branson (not to be confused with the Branson Coaster) then you have come to the right place.
We provide everything you need to know about this mountain coaster so keep reading to find out more.
The Runaway Mountain Coaster is the longest and fastest mountain coaster in Branson Missouri and the Ozarks.
Reaching a speed of up to 30mp/h (48km/h), the Runaway Mountain Coaster is 3,000 feet (914m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it winds its way down the mountain.
The total ride time (including the cable pulled ascent) is approximately 7-8 minutes.
The entire experience is made up of two parts.
Riders depart the loading station and are taken to the top of the hill via a cable pulled ascent. Gaining almost 330 feet (100m) of elevation is a unique experience in itself. Riders are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery while watching their fellow riders descend down the mountain.
The second part begins when you reach the top. The cart is released from the cable system and the downhill section begins.
It is worth noting that this mountain coaster operates all year round.
Each season provides a completely different ride experience. You also have the option to ride during the day and at night. Take a look at our videos below to get an idea of what the experience is like.
What are Mountain Coasters?
If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Mountain or alpine coasters are essentially gravity-powered roller-coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Mountain coasters are a fantastic activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are age and height restrictions that apply, these have been detailed below.
A great feature of mountain coasters is that they offer the option of two seats. This is great for parents with children that are too young to go on the ride alone.
In addition, 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. 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 can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.
Another great feature of mountain coasters is that no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Runaway Mountain Coaster Video
We’ve selected a few videos of the Runaway Mountain 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.
The video below shows the full experience including cable pulled ascent. Skip to 5:43 if you just want to see the downhill section.
It is worth noting that this mountain coaster also runs at night.
The entire course has led lights installed along the track which makes a nighttime ride a unique experience.
Take a look at the full ride experience at night below (skip to 5:10 if you just want to see the downhill section).
How much does the Runaway Mountain Coaster cost?
A breakdown of the costs to ride the mountain coaster is given below:
|Driver (first ride)
|Passenger (per ride)
Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased online in advance – please click on the link to the website below.
Height and Age Restrictions
The key height and age restrictions to participate on this ride are listed below:
- Children must be at least 3 years old and 36″ (92cm) tall.
- The minimum height for single riders is 52″ (132cm). The rider must be at least 9 years old.
- If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 36″ (92cm) and the driver must be at least 52″ (122cm) tall and at least 16 years old.
- The maximum weight per cart is 300lbs (136kgs).
Contact Information and Website
Website: To access the Runaway Mountain Coaster website click here.
Map: To get to the Runaway Mountain Coaster take a look at the map below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Runaway Mountain Coaster?
The Runaway Mountain Coaster is 3,000 feet (914m) in length making it one of the fastest and longest in Branson.
How fast is the Runaway Mountain Coaster?
The Runaway Mountain Coaster reaches a top speed of 30mp/h (48km/h).
Because mountain coasters are fitted with a manual brake, allowing riders to control the speed of their descent, you’ll only reach this speed if don’t apply the brake.