Branson Ballknocker
Branson Ballknocker
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The Branson Ballknocker is a Zorbing Ball Ride. Rider(s) are harnessed on the inside of the ball and then rolled out of the building on top of the hill. Riders then roll downhill inside the ball on the 550 foot track. Once you reach the bottom, you are assisted in removing your harness and exiting the ball. When it gets HOT, we have balls that are slick on the inside and have around 5 or 6 gallons of water placed inside with the riders. This creates a slip-and-slide type of ride on the inside of the ball while going down the track.
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nursenjm
Pontiac, IL95 contributions
Couples
My husband, who hates amusement park rides, went with me. Said it wouldn't bother him so much being totally enclosed. He said he liked it, but kept his eyes closed most the way. The young man who helped us in, told us he admired us because he couldn't get his mom to try it.
It looks disappointing when you pull up, seems like not much hill - trust me, it's plenty of slope!

The ride just makes you laugh!! I did not have my feet strapped in, and was literally head over heels the whole way down!
you have the option of not being strapped in at all. From what I understand you do not get a full length ride unstrapped because you tend to fall to the bottom of the ball and lose momentum. Use the waist and shoulder straps for the longer ride.

PS- no bathroom facilities there, go before you arrive or you may regret it :})
Written April 12, 2012
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barefootfarmwife
barefootfarmwife28 contributions
Family
Really a great experience and certainly cheaper than the zorb elsewhere. Hours are sketchy, have to call a few times to find out if/when they will open.

The ride was great and we got some fun video from inside and out.

If you even get slightly dizzy from spinning in circles or get even slightly car sick DO NOT ride this. Just watch your friends and leave it at that. For people who love roller coasters this is amazing. For anyone else, you will get violently ill feeling after the ride and it will mess you up for the rest of your day. We couldn't even drive our car out of the parking lot for a half hour because one person in our group was so queazy that slightly turning the car got them wishing they were dead. Not a fun way for them to lose a day of vacation.

Not for everyone but a great time if you can stomach it.
Written February 3, 2013
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TalalaWright
Talala15 contributions
Family
My husband and 12 year old rode in one then our daughters 21 and 19 rode one. You could hear them giggling all the way down. We got in right away as business seemed very slow which is to bad!
Written August 8, 2014
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Trout-Tuff
Fayetteville, AR463 contributions
Family
Neat attraction to try while visiting Branson. Located right behind Ripley's Believe of Not Oddatorium right off of Hwy 76. The guys working the shop were really nice to work with. Was a crazy experience to try and the whole family is glad they tried it. You get inside a giant 12 foot ball and roll down a grassy hill to the bottom. You turn over and over again all the way down the hill.
Written March 17, 2013
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debbie m
Miami, OK78 contributions
Family
it was fun and a rush to roll down the hill.the only bad thing is when i went no one was there i had to call and make a reservation.so i'd recommend calling before u go.
Written May 28, 2012
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Kbull
Weatherford, TX20 contributions
We paid for 6 people ages ranging from 9-33 to go and they all had a blast. I would recommend going early in the morning as the inside of the ball is about 20 degrees hotter than the outside. The people were friendly too!
Written July 6, 2011
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Tessahna
Centralia, IL2 contributions
Family
Although they show set times, they are gone a lot so you need to call before you go. It was 90 degrees out when we went so it was EXTREMELY hot inside the ball; about 20 degrees hotter inside. You have run up and jump in the ball, then get yourself in a semi-squatting position to strap yourself in which was slightly difficult to do. Your feet slip under a strap and unfortunately, I was wearing flip flops so I ended up with painful red marks when I got out. I also ended up with a red mark and two bruises under one arm from not strapping myself in tight enough. Because of the heat, I was very nauseous afterward for about an hour or two. I went with my son and we did laugh all the way down but the aftermath wasn't so fun. So learn from my mistakes: If you choose to try this out please call ahead, strap yourself in tightly, go when it's cool outside, and wear tennis shoes.
Written June 20, 2017
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AdaptiveTraveller
Carterville, IL47 contributions
Family
First, good luck finding Branson Ballknocker. The construction on 76 is a nightmare. Just look for a little road on the west side of Ruby Tuesday parking lot. It is connected to a little campground behind Ruby Tuesday and Ripley's Museum.

Once you get there a very nice man and woman team will help you. Very simple... Sign on the dotted line, pay and jump in. They roll you inside a huge ball down a 500 yard hill.

The kids said it was one of their favorite things to do in Branson. They loved it. I would have done it, too, but still a little headache from Alpine coaster.

If you mention the coupon on their website you get a discount. 1 person riding single - $25 (before coupon) 2 people riding double - $40 (before coupon) - extra rides are cheaper. They take credit cards or cash.
Written April 16, 2017
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RayW334
Katy, TX57 contributions
We really did not know what to expect. We just saw some good reviews and thought we would try it. What a great time!!! 4 kids age 7 (taller than most 9 year olds) through 13 and my wife loved it. All except the 7 year old could not get enough. They would have ridden it forever. Out of all the outdoor activities we did in Branson, this was my families favorite. To top it all off, the people who own it are incredibly nice. Don't miss this! It is located behind Ruby Tuesday.
Written April 16, 2017
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Brad
Albuquerque, NM292 contributions
Couples
My wife and I did it. So funny. Two of us go in, the cost was $45. It goes by fast, but too much more and you would be throwing up. We laughed the whole time and thought it was totally worth it.

Worth doing at least once in your life. It's a little hard to find, but hang in there. It's on the little road behind Ripley's.

We were told by one of the many "official" welcome centers that this attraction was closed--like out of business.

No it's not!
Written April 6, 2015
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