by Linda Burlingame
As you drive along Bransonâ€™s famous Highway 76, the â€œStrip,â€ youâ€™ll see the many adventures Track Family Fun Parks offer. From their four-story Heavy Metal High Rise track to Classic Go-Karts and Kiddie Go-Karts, to the Branson Ferris Wheel, the five locations have fun experiences for everyone. New this summer is the Skyscraper, which will stand 170 feet tall at its peak! Itâ€™s at Track 3 (across from the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center). It resembles a giant windmill with propeller arms that turn at about 60 mph. At 80 feet, â€œYouâ€™re going about 55 mph, pulling about 4Gâ€™s as you come around the bottom.â€ The Skyscraper is now open!
Track 3 also has Wild Woody and the Road Course Track, which is higher, has more elevation changes, and tighter banked curves. And Kiddie Karts! The Lumber Jack at Track 5 is Bransonâ€™s original wooden high-rise go-kart track, spiraling fun for all! You can also have fun at Track 5 with indoor Glow Golf; batting cages; and the Laser Maze Challenge.
In 2016 â€œThe Trackâ€ brought Chicagoâ€™s famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel to Branson. The Branson Ferris Wheel is at Track 4. Itâ€™s 150 feet tall, and at night, the lighting is spectacular. Michael Haygood of The Haygoods and his team designed the magnificent display, including Electrify, a music and light program that uses the Wheelâ€™s 16,000 LED lights. There are 40 gondolas, the ride is slow, and itâ€™s a wonderful way to get a birdâ€™s eye view of â€œThe Strip.â€ (Itâ€™s right by Andyâ€™s Frozen Custard. You havenâ€™t been there?! I recommend the â€œStrawanna!â€) Also at Track 4 is the Heavy Metal High Rise, a four-story spiral; kiddie karts; and the Skycoaster 100â€™ super swing. Thereâ€™s so much fun for everyone, and youâ€™re always close to entertaining adventures with The Track Family Fun Parks!