The Branson Mountain Adventure
The Runaway Mountain Coaster
Mountain Mistletoe 2016
November 13, 2016
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If you find yourself driving around Branson, Missouri keep your
eyes open because besides the shows and motels you might spy Branson's
newest thrill ride the Runaway Mountain Coaster at the Branson Adventure
Park peeking out from behind the trees.
The Runaway Mountain Coaster is not a traditional roller coaster in the
sense that once dispatched the ride is in control and you are just a
It is a "mountain coaster" that like the alpine slides the preceded the
rider has control over how fast or slow the ride is.
The Runaway Mountain Coaster has an extremely long lift hill so
let's get into a little history of these rides whole we work our way up..
In the early 1970's mostly ski resorts looking for something to bring in
some summer time revenue added "alpine slides" which were fiberglass,
steel or concrete troughs that ran down the snow free ski slopes in
which sleds with hand brakes gave a bobsled/coaster kind of experience
riding on them.