Silver Dollar City's all-new Outlaw Run has been debuted as the second fastest wooden roller coaster on the planet in Branson, Missouri.
The new $10 million ride sends passengers soaring through the Ozark Mountains on a wood coaster that includes several “world’s first” attributes, including: the world’s first and only double barrel roll on a wood coaster; a 720-degree (double) barrel roll; world's steepest drop on a wood coaster; more than 16 stories, 162-foot drop at 81 degrees, nearly vertical; world's only wood coaster to twist upside down three times!; a record-breaking three inversions; second fastest wood coaster in the world; and top speed of 68 mph, making it the world’s fastest wood coaster on steel wheels.
The park was opened after a year of construction and international monitoring by thrill ride enthusiasts.
Outlaw Run is located in a new section on the western edge of the park. The ride takes advantage of the natural mountain terrain, with a more than 10-story lift that leads to a 162-foot drop (16 stories) into a valley. Custom-designed “stagecoach” trains, fashioned after the iconic Concord stagecoaches of the time period, take riders on a journey of drops, twists and rolling inversions. Riders soar through nine locations where they will experience “airtime” – or weightlessness.
The preservation of the trees and natural landscape is part of Silver Dollar City’s commitment to the environment, with two or more trees planted for every one removed during construction. Plans for the entire area were created to minimize the impact on trees, including location of track and structure, buildings and walkways.
Outlaw Run joins a lineup of popular coasters including the multi-looping steel coaster WildFire and the launch coaster PowderKeg. The park collaborated with Idaho-based Rocky Mountain Construction on the engineering, design and construction of the new ride. Minimum height requirement is 48 inches.
Silver Dollar City is an 1880s-pioneering town of winding paths carved into the wooded mountains, with more than 30 rides and attractions, festivals and entertainment, an authentic crafts colony 100-strong, and the centuries-recognized Marvel Cave that is a National Natural Landmark. Silver Dollar City is the number one attraction in the family vacation destination, Branson, Missouri.