Outlaw Run: Record breaking wooden roller coaster opens at Branson’s Silver Dollar City

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I’ve been talking about it all week. I was among the first to ride the record-breaking wooden roller coaster Outlaw Run at Branson’s Silver Dollar City.

But I wasn’t the ONLY one.


On tonight’s WGN News at Five, we’ll be talking with all of the coaster enthusiasts who were there to take a ride, and show you some of the amazing video they shot on board. We’ll also talk to Rocky Mountain Construction’s Fred Grubb, who created and built the ride alongside designer Alan Schilke. Fred told us all about RMC’s new technology that lets Outlaw Run take riders upside down three times.

If you’d like to visit Silver Dollar City, they open today. Here’s more information about the park…

Silver Dollar City | 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy,  Branson, MO | 417-336-7100 | $58 adults, $48 kids 4-11, kids 3-under FREE | www.silverdollarcity.com

Besides the many, many times I was able to ride Outlaw Run, the coolest part of the trip was meeting the people behind all of those amusement websites I’m wasting time on at work (don’t tell the boss). Here’s a link to the people you’ll see in the story (and some that didn’t make it), along with an Outlaw Run video from their site…

One Wheel Productions – Rocco Casella and Scott Schaffer put together this awesome Outlaw Run video cut to Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me”….


Roller Coaster Database – The IMDB of roller coasters. This is where you go to find ANYTHING about ANY rollercoaster ANYWHERE. Or close to it.

Theme Park Review – You probably know all about Robb Alvey by now, but just in case, his ThemeParkReview.com has a review/video of pretty much every roller coaster you can imagine. Here’s some video he shot of Outlaw Run from the back of the train…


ThrillRide.com – We talked with Chris Godsey. Click here for a link to all of their ride reviews.

CoasterForce.com – The guys behind CoasterForce were on site as well. They have all kinds of coaster videos on their site. Here’s their video with all of the first Outlaw Run riders on Silver Dollar City’s opening day….

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