KUSA - The country's newest thrill coaster includes the steepest drop and the first double-barrel roll of its kind. And did we mention this one is made out of wood?
The Outlaw Run is making its debut at Silver Dollar City, in Branson Missouri. It's the first wooden roller coaster to twist upside down and it does it three times, all in a quick 87 seconds.
Silver Dollar City spent more than $10 million on the Outlaw Run. The track is more than a half mile long and the cars reach a top speed of 68 miles per hour. The ride starts with a 16-story drop at 81 degrees. That's the world's steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster.
From there, you go through nine different turns that give you a weightless feeling, finishing up with a double barrel roll.
Wooden coaster enthusiasts say Outlaw Run is unique because wooden coasters aren't supposed to go upside down and that previous engineering attempts have been unsuccessful.
Rocky Mountain Construction, the group that built the roller coaster claims the secret is the state of the art track.
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