Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City | Full Review

I found myself drawn to Missouri for this year’s long-distance theme park trip. While there were two amusement parks there for me to check out, Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run really ignited my interest and was pretty much the deciding factor in why I chose this trip over the others I was considering. Awe, No They Didn’t! I still remember sitting there, awe-struck staring at the ...[Read More]

Must-See Outlaw Run Documentary

I’m back from my trip to Missouri where I visited both Worlds of Fun and Silver Dollar City. I’m working on Prowler and Outlaw Run reviews and I’ll have them up within the next week. For now though, I thought I’d share this awesome documentary on Outlaw Run. It gives a great background on the park, the project itself, and of course the finished product. In my opinion, it...[Read More]

Video – Iron Rattler Testing at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a video of Iron Rattler in test mode. We get to see the entire ride in a mostly point-of-view perspective and it looks great! We also get a nice look at the detailed snake-heads on the front of the trains and the rattler tails on the rear. Watch a test video of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas: The covered section at the bottom of the first drop is new. It w...[Read More]

Early Outlaw Run Reviews

Silver Dollar City opened Outlaw Run opened recently and some early reviews are popping up all over the web. I’ve been following this ride’s developments for months so I was eager to here how it’s being received.  A reader of the blog, Daryl, was lucky enough to be on the very first train carrying public riders. He sent in this great review and a photo. Me and my daughter Kendra ...[Read More]

Top 8 New Roller Coasters of 2013 – Part 2

5th Annual List of the Most Anticipated New Roller Coasters of the Year Here’s the conclusion of this year’s top new roller coasters list including my top pick. Again, these are the coasters that I’d like to ride most based on how they look. In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 with coasters 5 through 8. 4 Hades 360 at Mt Olympus (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin) Hades is alread...[Read More]

Top 10 Steel Roller Coasters of 2012 – Coaster Poll Results

Mitch Hawker has released the results of his annual Internet Coaster Poll. This year’s results were pretty interesting with a number of new additions to the top ten: 1 Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park – Hassloch, Germany – Intamin Mega Coaster (2nd) 2 Bizarro at Six Flags New England Springfield, Mass. – Intamin Mega Coaster (1st) 3 New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas...[Read More]

Outlaw Run Test Videos

One of the most anticipated new roller coasters of 2013 had begun testing. Last week, Silver Dollar City posted this POV video of Outlaw Run testing: Silver Dollar City also posted this off-ride video: It looks awesome so far! Seeing a woodie do a barrel roll is surreal. Of course the most important ingredient in truly evaluating it would be the forces and sensations it will provide. For now thoug...[Read More]

Animated Video of Outlaw Run Looks Amazing

We can now get a better look at a ride with the potential to be 2013’s best new roller coaster. Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City has posted a new animated video of Outlaw Run that shows us the complete ride. Outlaw Run will be a hybrid coaster with wooden supports and rails that feature steel topper track. This hybrid formula will produce one-of-a-kind maneuvers for a wood-like r...[Read More]

Iron Rattler to Slither Into Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2013

As rumors suggested, Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Rattler will be getting quite an upgrade for 2013. Like the Texas Giant that became the New Texas Giant, the park’s terrain wooden roller coaster Rattler will become Iron Rattler thanks to Rocky Mountain Group’s steel Iron Horse track system. The most notable difference in this makeover will be Iron Rattler’s barrel roll meaning ...[Read More]

Outlaw Run – Silver Dollar City’s 2013 Roller Coaster

It looks like roller coaster enthusiasts from all over will be converging on Branson, MO next year. Yesterday, Silver Dollar City officially announced the rumored 2013 roller coaster. It will be called Outlaw Run. Thanks to its Rocky Mountain-designed steel track, this “wooden” coaster will boast a one-of-a-kind upside-down element (pictured under construction here) known as an outside...[Read More]

An Exciting Element for Silver Dollar City’s ‘Outlaw’ – (You)Report

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 technical...[Read More]

Should Wooden Roller Coasters Have Loops?

Wooden roller coasters haven’t evolved and spawned off as many sub-genres and types as steel coasters have in the past few decades. But in recent years, elements like 90-degree banking and smooth steel-like rides have started to change the story. Nothing would be as genre bending as another new looping wooden coaster, but should woodies have loops or just stay in their proverbial lane? This ...[Read More]

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