17 Feb Branson Mountain Coaster Visitors Guide 2023
Welcome to the Branson Coaster, the first and only double alpine mountain coaster in North America! The Branson Mountain Coaster offers a unique and thrilling experience like no other. Located on 15 acres of wooded mountainside, this thrilling ride takes visitors on an exciting journey through the trees at speeds of up to 30mph (56km/h for our European friends). With 360-degree loops and twists, two cable-pulled ascents, and two downhill sections, the experience is sure to get your heart racing. Built in 2017 on the former site of a water park, The Branson Coaster took nine months to construct and features a first-of-its-kind double Alpine loop. This means that the coaster goes down once, goes back up another incline, then goes down another course. This Mountain Coaster is a must-see for any family visiting Branson for the first time.
To learn more about this incredible experience, please read ahead – IF you’re already sold and you just want to purchase your tickets, they can be bought HERE!
First things first – What are Mountain Coasters?
If you’re looking for a textbook definition it would be this – “Mountain coasters are an amazing activity that the whole family can enjoy!” These thrilling rides are equipped with a manual brake which allows riders to adjust the speed of their descent, providing riders with greater control of their experience, unlike a roller-coaster where riders have no control. Furthermore, no prior experience or training is necessary to enjoy a mountain coaster.
The age and height restrictions for mountain coasters have been detailed for the safety of all riders. Additionally, some mountain coasters come with two seats which enables adults to enjoy the experience with their younger children. Wiegand Sports GmbH, the inventor of the alpine coaster, is the leading manufacturer with over 270 installations around the world. This ensures that riders know they are in good hands.
Mountain coasters provide an exciting experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. These coasters provide a unique feature that allows riders to manually control the speed of their descent. This enables riders to customize their experience depending on how daring they are feeling.
No prior experience is necessary to enjoy a mountain coaster. With age and height restrictions in place, riders can feel secure in knowing that all riders will be safe. Wiegand Sports GmbH has over 270 installations around the world, making them the leading manufacturer and inventor of the alpine coaster.
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.
The coaster is a Wiegand manufactured downhill coaster and has nearly 3,000 feet of track. There are over 10,000 lights on the coaster property for an illuminated experience at night, and the coaster’s sound system packs a punch with 10,000 Watts of power. Our state-of-the-art sound system is constantly pumping out hits from the 2000s and 2010s — all the way up to today’s modern hits. It’s rare that we don’t go a day without someone asking us for our playlist!
Branson Mountain Coaster – What to expect
The Branson Coaster is a unique experience due to its several parts. After leaving the loading station, riders start their first downhill section which lasts about 1 minute. Then they are pulled up the mountain via a cable system, a chance to enjoy the scenery and watch fellow riders on their mountain coaster journey. This uphill section takes 2 minutes to complete.
After the cable system, gravity takes over and riders start their second downhill section which lasts 1:50. Following this, they are then pulled back up to the loading station via another cable-pull ascent, taking 2:30. Mountain coasters typically consist of one downhill section, however the Branson Coaster has many downhill and uphill sections throughout the ride.
This ride is unique in that it offers a different experience compared to other mountain coasters. Even experienced riders will find this to be an enjoyable and different experience. To give a better idea of the ride, videos have been included in the post below.
Here are several highlight videos of the Branson coaster, including a first-person tour by Coaster Addict as well as an overview from the Family Fun Pack, a very popular family entertainment channel.
EXCERPT FROM DESCRIPTION: “New for 2017, The Branson Coaster is the first of its kind in North America, a Double Alpine Coaster! This unique ride is one that we really enjoyed during a visit to Branson on Monday, August 28, 2017. Coaster Addict Slater really loved the unique experience. Here is a glimpse of the ride experience, but don’t take our word for it – head over to The Branson Coaster and experience it for yourself!”
EXCERPT FROM DESCRIPTION: “We did something exhilarating!! We rode a super long and super-fast alpine coaster at the Branson Coaster. The kids maxed the speed limit and went full throttle the entire time. We also rode this ride that goes WAY too high and gives an amazing view of the whole state. We ate at Pasghettis which was super good and we went to the performance of Six, which also was quite entertaining. We had the best day and we didn’t want to leave, but we had to continue on with our road trip!”
EXCERPT FROM DESCRIPTION: “[4K] The Branson Coaster is a Mountain Gravity Coaster in Branson Missouri. Also in the video, you will also see some of cool attractions you can see and do when you visit Branson.Branson is home to many attractions like: Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Beyond the Lens, Parakeet Pete’s Zipline, Silver Dollar City Theme Park, and so much more. Video filmed September 2020.”
How much does the Branson Coaster cost?
Great question! The Branson Coaster pricing is very straightforward and easy to understand. An All-Day Pass gets the passholder unlimited access to the coaster until close. The passholder must meet the criteria to be a driver, meaning that if they are riding single the passholder must be at least 10 years of age and 54” inches tall, or 4’ feet 6” inches tall. Passenger height requirement is 38” inches tall, or 3’ feet 2” inches tall.
Height and Age Restrictions
Height and weight restrictions are listed below for The Branson Coaster:
- Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (96cm) tall to ride as a passenger.
- 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. There is a scale that both drivers and passengers will be weighed upon to ensure maximum safety.
When is the best time to come?
Along with many other attractions, the Branson Coaster goes into shutdown during the months of January and February. The coaster re-opens in the beginning of March, and while it can still be a little chilly during this time, most riders find that a light jacket is all they need to stay comfortable. Besides – We have large heaters on our patio and a heated retail store in case of frosty weather!
During the Summer, Branson can reach temperatures of up to 90 degrees. June, July, and August are by far our busiest times, but the wait time to ride the mountain coaster rarely exceeds 15 minutes–even on a very busy day.
In the holiday mood? According to Newsweek Magazine the best time to visit Branson is during November and December. The town shifts into a winter-wonderland and is world renowned for its Christmas lights show, its holiday decorations, and its overall holiday ambiance. Check out explorebranson.com for more information on visiting Branson and for making hotel accommodations, we recommend Myer Hospitality. https://www.myerhospitality.com/
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Conclusion… Come See Us!
The Branson Coaster is a must-experience ride for those looking for an adrenaline rush. With speeds of up to 30mph, 360-degree loops and twists, and two cable-pulled ascents and two downhill sections, the ride is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. We’re sure that your family will have an unforgettable time on the Branson Coaster. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the ride and book your tickets today!
Contact Information and Website
Operating hours:Opening March 1st, 2023, for the 2023 season!
Map: To get to the Branson Coaster take a look at the map below.
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