Silver Dollar City announces Outlaw Run

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:58 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Rocky Mountain Construction Group, from Hayden, Idaho, will build Silver Dollar City's new Outlaw Run wooden roller coaster. It will have a half-mile of track and an 81-degree drop, and be the second fastest wood coaster in the world.

Visit the official Outlaw Run site.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:22 PM

Hm. Looks like it'll be a thing.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:40 PM

Uh, oops:

Clicking on the "play video" link, brinks up an embedded video entitled:

Blazing Soon at Silver Dollar City

Apparently the 2013 addition is a very liberal change to their current smoking policy.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 3:02 PM

I think they are the third fastest....After Toro and Colossos. Looks pretty cool nonetheless.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 4:07 PM

Colossos and this one are both listed as 68mph.

As a side note, SDC is also saying that this runs on steel wheels like a traditional wooden coaster instead of the poly ones.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:42 PM

This "announcement" caught me by surprise....just like Elton John "coming out"... ;~P

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Friday, August 10, 2012 3:21 AM

You forgot to mention the barrel roll, making this the only inverting woody in existance!

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Friday, August 10, 2012 8:56 AM

Because the last one worked out so well. :p

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Friday, August 10, 2012 9:25 AM

I know, but I think we all should applaud these guys for trying this. And I think they can pull it off, if we look at how they handled the NTG

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Friday, August 10, 2012 10:14 AM

This thing is like something you'd build in Roller Coaster Tycoon or No Limits! Steep Drop, Outer banked turn, Barrel Rolls... I cant wait to ride it.. if only it wasn't 22 hours away.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 3:24 PM

Will G said:

This thing is like something you'd build in Roller Coaster Tycoon or No Limits! Steep Drop, Outer banked turn, Barrel Rolls... I cant wait to ride it.. if only it wasn't 22 hours away.

Do you live in Alaska? Ever hear of an Airport? :)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 3:43 PM

So...this company has never actually built a coaster, and THIS is what they came up with as the first one?

What trains is this thing gonna run? Cause those curves make my neck hurt already.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 3:50 PM

janfrederick said:

Do you live in Alaska? Ever hear of an Airport? :)

If he lived in Alaska he could just hop on a suborbital shuttle back to...

Hmm. Never mind. The spaceline just went under.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 5:31 PM

They rebuilt Texas Giant which was not really a rebuild so much as a brand new coaster and by all accounts it is amazing.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:36 AM

My local ABC station TV news just mentioned this coaster in their America in a Minute segment (or whatever it is called). They spent about 20 seconds talking about it, and never once mentioned that it has inversions. They mentioned how much lumber it took to build it, and how long it is going to be, and showed some footage of some of the completed track. I was waiting for them to tell something interesting about it, and then it was over.

I mean, this isn't the only new roller coaster being built for next year, is it? Stupid news. lol

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Sunday, August 12, 2012 7:01 PM

IIRC...RM Coasters have built several coasters. This is the first one they've designed and built.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:03 PM

To answer my own question, Screamscape has some info posted from early this year.

“We will be building cars we think will be revolutionary for the industry. They go on to state that the combination of their new track and cars will be able to allow a wooden coasters to perform inversions, a feat no one has tried since Son of Beast at Kings Island.

So really the inversions should come as no real surprise. The article being quoted is from a business journal in Spokane. There appear to be several articles out there from this journal, but they are all behind stupid pay walls.

In summary, RM is building their first wooden coaster, with 3 inversions, with custom trains that don't appear to have OSTRs.

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