Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City in Missouri is the most anticipated debut this summer.
With a top speed of 68 mph and an 81-degree first drop, the $10-million Outlaw Run features a double barrel roll and a 153-degree over-banked turn with nine “airtime” hills. Attempts have been made in the past at constructing a looping wooden coaster, but the results have been mixed to poor.
Also, two aging wooden coasters — Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Hades 360 at Wisconsin’s Mt. Olympus — have been transformed into new rides with the addition of gravity-defying inversions. Expect the trend to continue with more parks adding inversions to their existing wooden coasters.
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