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Silver Dollar City officials claim Outlaw Run will be the world's only wood coaster to go upside down.Photo provided by SILVER DOLLAR CITY
Silver Dollar City officials claim Outlaw Run will be the world's only wood coaster to go upside down.

Photo provided by SILVER DOLLAR CITY

Silver Dollar City outlines details for $10M coaster

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Silver Dollar City today released details of its $10 million, 1880s-themed roller coaster under construction at the Branson park.

The wood coaster, dubbed Outlaw Run, represents SDC's largest investment on a single attraction in the last decade, according to a news release.

SDC officials claim the 2,937-foot-long attraction would be the only wood coaster in the world to twist upside down, and it also would reach a top speed of 68 miles per hour, rise more than 16 stories and include a 162-foot drop.

“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," said Brad Thomas, senior vice president of Silver Dollar City Attractions, in the release.

The coaster would span more than 6 acres and is being built with 800,000 pounds of steel, 500,000 feet of lumber, 4.4 million pounds of concrete and 5.6 miles of welding. Park officials are planning for a spring 2013 opening, the release said.

Silver Dollar City is owned, operated and managed by Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.[[In-content Ad]]


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