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The Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, Branson, Missouri

Just push the sled's handles forward as far as they go...

The Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, Branson, Missouri

...and let gravity take control of the ride.

The Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, Branson, Missouri

It is really surprising how quickly you pick up speed.  While there are no big drops you are treated a few mini-moment's of negative g's with a few of the sharp little drops that are placed along the course like the one just ahead of the sled in this photo.

The Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, Branson, Missouri

What I really relish about the Runaway Mountain Coaster is speeding through the wooded hillside with trees whizzing by as you speed down the mountain side.

The Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, Branson, Missouri

Flying a few feet above the forest floor dodging trees left and right I would be lying if I told you that my brain didn't flash back to the summer 1983 when I was eleven watching "Return of the Jedi" and dreaming that I was on a speeder racing through the forests on Endor.  Yeah I am a geek but this ride experience is totally like that.



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