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Video: Outlaw Run roller coaster begins testing at Silver Dollar City

Outlaw Run roller coaster

Silver Dollar City has begun testing its ambitious new roller coaster, Outlaw Run, ahead of the ride's expected opening date on March 15, 2013.

The park has released a "point-of-view" video captured from Outlaw Run's train, which shows off much of its circuit. The hybrid wood-steel coaster's track features three inversions, as well as the steepest drop of any coaster of its type in the world. It stands at some 162 feet tall, with the near-vertical first drop plummeting towards the ground below at an 81-degree angle. The new addition has been manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction.

Outlaw Run 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. It will be themed to fit in with the overall 1880s-era stylings of Silver Dollar City.

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