Earlier today, Silver Dollar City has officially announced their new looping Wooden Coaster - Outlaw Run. This was the first official 2013 Coaster announcement. Now 'Coaster/ride announcement season' has begun. After much speculation and rumors over the last few months, we finally learned the truth behind the mystery Wooden Coaster.
Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City will feature the worlds steepest drop on a Wooden Coaster at 81 degrees and 162 feet. It will also be the second fastest Wooden Coaster at 68 mph (after El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure which is 70 mph.) Most surprisingly, it will feature 3 inversions... Yes, this Wooden Coaster will flip. Not once, not twice, but three times! Outlaw Run will feature an 'outside banked turn' (a 153 degree banked 'Stengel dive') and a 'double barrel roll'.
This is very surprising that this new Wooden Coaster will feature inversions. The last Wooden Coaster to invert was Son of Beast, and as we all know, it was a very problematic ride, and is now being removed. However, that Coaster was created in 2000, and now 12 years later, technology is now much more advanced. Hopefully Outlaw Run will not have the same fate as Son of Beast.
The technological advanced Wooden Coaster will be created by Rocky Mountain Construction, the same creators from the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. Outlaw Run will coast 10 million dollars and will have a Wild West Bandit theme. Construction is now heavy on its way, and a good amount of the Coaster (including the inversions, and first drop) is complete.
Expect Outlaw Run to be twisting at Silver Dollar City in early 2013!
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