I’m having a bit of deja vu. I seem to remember construction photos of another Rocky Mountain coaster causing my eyes to nearly pop out of my head.
Well, the last few weeks the buzz about Silver Dollar City’s new 2013 roller coaster (rumored to be named Outlaw), has reached a fever pitch. All of the interest is thanks to this almost inversion that the wooden (okay, it’s technically a steel coaster) will perform. I’ve been waiting to see photos of the element completely take shape before covering it, but I received a (You)Report about it today. And I think at this point it’s clear what it’s going to look like.
(You)Report – Silver Dollar City’s “Outlaw” Construction Video
This video clearly shows the new wooden coaster at Silver Dollar City being built. It will be going upside down as you can see clearly in the video I shot in HD. Freeze frame at the 11 second mark and 50 second mark. Also, the first drop looks near or over 80 degree drop.
Woodie or Not, Loop or No Loop, I’m Geeking Out!
Now many will argue whether it’s a loop, not a loop, etc. My wife caught me making weird twisting gestures with my hand as I tried to imagine the path of this unique element. At that point, I gave up.
I’m not going to break out my protractor and compute the angles. ParkThoughts actually already did an excellent job of that here: Silver Dollar City’s 2013 Project: Is It an Inversion? At the end of the day, all that matters is that the park and designer have a ride that’s generating buzz well before it’s opening. The element looks unimaginably cool and again with the success of the New Texas Giant (a Top 10 Coaster in my book), a Silver Dollar City trip is near the top of my most wanted destinations for 2013.
What’s your take? What do you think of this element? Leave a comment below.