Park goers at Silver Dollar City have had a tease going on all year. Since opening day, signs of construction on something fairly large loomed at the park, though if you asked any park employee, they'd say it didn't exist, though that was due to keeping it quiet until August 9th. Well, wait no longer as Silver Dollar City has announced its 6th coaster, Outlaw Run.
The ride is being manufactured by the Rocky Mountain Construction, who has had recent success in their Iron Horse design at Six Flags Over Texas's New Texas Giant as well as adapting their topper track to existing wooden coasters. Outlaw Run will feature a layout composed entirely of the topper track. The ride has a few records it will hold once it starts operation in 2013.
The ride will start up a 107 ft lift. However, using Silver Dollar City's hilly terrain, the hill will drop to 162 ft. The first drop will also angle all the way up to 81 degrees, making it the steepest wooden coaster in the world. It will feature 9 areas of airtime and near weightlessness. Also along the 2,937 ft of track, the wood coaster will do something no other wooden coaster has done since the now defunct Son of Beast, which will be it will go upside down. Three times in fact, one through a roll at 153 degrees on top of the 2nd hill and twin barrel rolls at the very end. This will make it be the wooden coaster with the most inversions, though no other wooden coaster goes upside down as of yet. Along with the first drop, most of the elements play to the park's rolling hills. There will be two 24 passenger trains and it will cost $10 million.
Other elements of note stated on the fact sheet include a 100 ft double down, a 70 ft double up, and a u-bar lap restraint system.