BRANSON, Mo., August 22, 2012 An article entitled “Thrilling $10 million ‘Outlaw’ to entertain at Silver Dollar City,” appearing on line August 18 in Branson.Com/News, reports that, starting in the Spring of 2013, guests to Branson’s most popular paid attraction, the 1880s styled theme park Silver Dollar City, will be able to ride on “the world’s most daring wood coaster ride called ‘Outlaw Run.’” It will join Silver Dollar City’s other world class coaster rides, “PowderKeg, a compressed air-launch coaster that accelerates from 0 to 53 MPH in just 2.8 seconds and “WildFire,” a 66 mile per hour multi-looping steel coaster.
Brad Thomas, senior vice president, Silver Dollar City Attractions said, “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.” The $10 million “‘Outlaw Run’ is a first-of-its-kind ride” that sets several world firsts for wood coasters. Its “record-breaking 3 inversions, with a 720-degree (double) barrel roll and a 153-degree outside banked turn” and its initial 162 foot 81 degree drop is a world firsts for a wood coaster. At speeds of up to 68 miles per hour, as it takes riders on a 2,937 foot ride in just 1 minute and 27 seconds, “Outlaw Run” is the world’s second fastest wood coaster.
As might be expected from its name, “Outlaw Run” is themed around the stagecoach travels of the old west with its passengers going “on a journey of unexpected drops, thrilling twists and rolling inversions” as they pass through “a storied place where civility is waning and outlaws may lurk.” In keeping with that theme, passengers boarding the coasters two 24 passenger “trains” will experience their thrilling adventure riding aboard the custom-designed “stagecoach” trains of Silver Dollar City’s Western Missouri Stagecoach Company. “All generations will enjoy this bold and daring ride where the ‘good guys always win, leaving the bad guys in the dust,” Thomas added.