Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline, a new attraction scheduled to open this year, will offer spectacular views of Lake Taneycomo and the Branson Landing. The board of directors for Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau has approved the use of a portion of the Chamber’s property on Mt Branson for the zipline attraction. The developer has also secured a Division III permit from the Taney County Planning and Zoning Commission. The State Fire Marshall and other emergency agencies will be involved in the final approval process and building permits will be required for the structures to be built on the Branson Landing property.
The attraction will include a chair lift ride from the Branson Landing across Lake Taneycomo to an observation deck on the Mt Branson property. From there, patrons can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Taneycomo and the Branson Landing area before returning to Branson Landing via a zipline or the chair lift ride. According to the Chamber of Commerce website, a video of your adventure will be included. Parking and ticket sales for the attraction would be handled on Branson Landing.
Ross Summers, president and CEO of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, said that the view of the Adoration nativity scene displayed on Mt Branson will not be obstructed by the zipline attraction or the observation deck and the zipline will be closed during December when the nativity scene is lit. The chamber board of directors worked with the developers to assure that the long-standing tradition of the Nativity being displayed on Mt Branson will not be adversely affected by the new development.
The owners, who also operate Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours on Hwy 65 north of Branson, hope to have Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline open for business by late spring or early summer 2013.
Other ziplines operating in the Branson area include Vigilante Extreme ZipRider on the Shepherd of the Hills property, Adventure Ziplines of Branson on Wildwood Drive, SkySurfer Thrill Ride (formerly called Moto-Zip), and Zip Line USA near Reeds Spring MO. Tickets to Vigilante Extreme ZipRider, Adventure Ziplines of Branson, and SkySurfer Thrill Ride available to Cameron’s Crag guests at special rates.