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Outlaw Run roller coaster

Silver Dollar City has confirmed that it will open a new $10 million wooden roller coaster, Outlaw Run, in spring 2013.

The park's new addition will be one-of-a-kind, featuring no fewer than 3 inversions, as well as the steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the world. Outlaw Run will stand at 162-feet-tall, with the near-vertical first drop seeing guests plummet towards the ground below at an 81-degree angle.

The ride will also feature a unique 720-degree double barrel roll element, will hit a top speed of 68 miles per hour, and will boast 9 "airtime" hills. Technically speaking, it will be a wood-steel hybrid coaster, in the same bracket as the upgraded Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas.

The official video below features a computer-generated view of Outlaw Run's circuit:

Describing the plans for the new ride, Silver Dollar City's Senior Vice President Brad Thomas said: "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's trains will feature a stagecoach-style design, in keeping with the park's overall 1880s theme. It is currently being installed at the park by Rocky Mountain Construction.

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