- Published on Saturday, March 22 2014 3:06 PM
Written by Maria
Posted by Mark Ruda
A Wonderful Spring Bonding Days at the Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run
In 2013, Silver Dollar City amusement park unveiled the newest roller coaster, Outlaw Run. This wooden roller coaster was constructed for several months at the park frontier just west of Branson. Rocky Mountain Construction, a famous coaster designer built the Outlaw Run at a cost of nearly ten million dollars. This wooden coaster is the world’s first with the steepest drop of 81 degree and the only one in the USA that features a 720 degree double barrel roll in an upside down twist. This coaster is also the second fastest wooden coaster in the world with speeds reaching up to 68 miles an hour.
The Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run wooden coaster has a travel length of 2,937 feet with a height of 107 feet and provides a 162 feet drop. The riders cannot take much advantage of the parks terrain when it travels at fast speed of 68 mph. The coaster runs pretty smooth, thanks to the wooden support structure and the steel topper track designed by the Rocky Mountain Construction. Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run, is really one of the most daring wood coaster in the world.
This $10 million wooden coaster takes passengers soaring through the wildlife of the Ozark Mountains with world’s first attributes:
*It is the world’s first and only 720-degree double barrel roll
*It is the world’s steepest drop equivalent to a 16-story drop
*It is the world’s only wood coaster with three inversions
*It is the world’s second fastest wood coaster with speed of 68 mph.
With the monitoring by coaster ride enthusiasts, Outlaw Run proved that such elements as the double barrel roll can be done on a wood coaster. Brad Thomas, senior vice president of Silver Dollar City Attractions said that “We wanted to give guests a new thrill ride like nothing anywhere in the world”. The wooden coaster ride takes passengers an advantage of the natural mountain terrain. The coaster soars high through nine locations where riders experience weightlessness.
The Silver Dollar City’s 1880s-style theme park has several attractions and more than 30 rides, and features award-winning entertainment and festivals, plus 100 authentic craftsmen. The Outlaw Run in Silver Dollar City brought home the award as the ‘Best New Ride’ by a highly prestigious Golden Ticket Award in the industry of theme parks worldwide. The park was also voted as one of the top ten Best Parks in the world. Amusement Today magazine presented to Branson, Missouri theme park the Golden Ticket for Best New Ride at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California.
Industry leaders and theme park insiders considered the Golden Ticket Awards a prestigious annual event. In addition, Amusement Today magazine oversees the selection process of seeking “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry by sending surveys to well-travelled amusement park fans around the world – asking them to rate the “bests” in several categories.
So, if you want to see for yourself why the Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run was awarded by the Golden Ticket for Best New Ride, come to Branson and try to enjoy this thrill ride in Silver Dollar City.
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