BRANSON, Missouri (August 10, 2012) - Thrill ride enthusiasts around the world will mark a first-of-its-kind ride debut at Branson, Missouri's Silver Dollar City in Spring 2013 when the 1880s-style theme park makes history with the opening of Outlaw Run, the world's most daring wood coaster.
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The new $10 million ride sends passengers soaring through the Ozark Mountains on a ground-breaking wood coaster that includes several firsts; world's steepest drop on a wood coaster
(more than 16 stories), world's only wood coaster to twist upside down (a record-breaking three inversions) and second fastest wood coaster in the world with top speed of 68 mph.
"Our Silver Dollar City fans told us they wanted a new thrill attraction, and we were determined to create a world-class experience even they couldn't imagine," said Brad Thomas, senior vice president, Silver Dollar City Attractions. "We pushed to take the classic wood coaster to a place it's never been before by applying modern technology and techniques to traditional wood coaster building methods. The result is a wood coaster with never-done-before thrill elements."
Outlaw Run goes beyond the outskirts of the safe haven of the 1880s Silver Dollar City to a storied place where civility is waning and outlaws may lurk. Passengers, setting out with brave new dreams of vast America, board the Western Missouri Stagecoach Company - where, during treacherous travel, and at any minute, a wild chase could ensue.
"All generations will enjoy this bold and daring ride where the 'good guys always win, leaving the bad guys in the dust,'" Thomas said.
The new 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 unexpected drops, thrilling twists and rolling inversions. Riders soar through nine locations where they will experience weightlessness.
An Outlaw Run website has been created to follow the construction of this ground-breaking project.
Outlaw Run will open in Spring 2013. Silver Dollar City is open mid-March through December. For more information, including vacation packages, call 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com.
(Source: Silver Dollar City Attractions)