(Branson) – Silver Dollar City in Branson unveiled their newest project to area media groups on Thursday – a $10 million ride named ‘Outlaw Run’, a 2,397 foot long, 48 passenger wooden roller coaster.
Director of Operations at Silver Dollar City, Cory Roebuck, spoke with Ozark Radio News and told us about some of the main features of this new thrill ride:
The coaster, scheduled to open Spring 2013, will feature a section never before seen in wooden coasters – a double barrel roll. Roebuck explains how the wooden coaster is able to do the gravity-defying move:
He continued and said that the coaster is one of the most unique ones in the world, and talked about the difficulty of planning such a coaster out:
But how unique is it? Ozark Radio News spoke with Duane Marden, who runs The Roller Coaster Database, a website which tracks roller coaster data. He told Ozark Radio News that the concept of a double barrel rolling wooden roller coaster was simply not possible until recently:
Officials with SDC say that they are also implementing a new ‘green policy’ with ‘Outlaw Run’, in that for every tree they’ve removed to install the ride, two more will be planted on Silver Dollar City land to replace the one.
Outlaw Run is roughly 65% complete, with testing to hopefully start near the end of the season, and a formal opening in 2013. Photos can be found here.