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New Coaster At Silver Dollar City Is Growing Fast

Thought I would share a few progress photos of the new coaster at Silver Dollar City from my recent visit.

From James Rao
Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:19 PM
Just got back from another visit to the best theme park west of Orlando and East of SoCal, Silver Dollar City. It was a great visit (as usual) but the highlight may have been seeing the rapid progress of the park's feature attraction for 2013: a new wood/steel hybrid coaster built by the same folks who resurrected the Texas Giant, Rocky Mountain Coasters.

While the Herschend folks are pretty much silent on the project, the evidence (pictured below) is telling. This new beast is going to be quite a treat for enthusiasts and park fans alike. It looks to have a fairly extreme 80 degree, 150 - 160 ft drop into a heavily wooden valley/ravine. From there the tracks appear to shoot into a massive over banked turn that rises towards the park's existing train tracks and then roars back into the valley, hugging the terrain and racing through the woods. There are rumors of at least one tunnel (similar to the tunnels on the Texas Giant - I hope), as well as several crossovers and switchbacks.

Silver Dollar City's 2013 coaster project rises from abo... on Twitpic More pictures of SDC's new wood/steel hybrid. on Twitpic The new coaster's lift hill, teaser drop, and the start ... on Twitpic

The load house and service area from the SDC Train. on Twitpic A construction worker making magic happen at SDC! on Twitpic The new coaster with the load house in the foreground. on Twitpic

I know I have been extolling the virtues of Silver Dollar City for quite some time, but with the addition of this monstrous new steel/wood hybrid coaster, I hope some of you folks who have been sitting on the fence will finally take the plunge and come enjoy a truly great theme park. 2013 is gonna be a real winner at Silver Dollar City!

Anyone else have some recent pictures of this coaster's construction to share? Please feel free to embed them in the comments following.


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From Derek Potter
Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM
By far one of my favorite parks in the country. One of the best looking and most well kept places... with the nicest staff I ever encountered. Great to see them finally getting a wooden coaster.

Where in the park is this one going up?

From James Rao
Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM
Back in the Wilson's Farm area, near the Giant Swing. That area needed something, and a new coaster is always at the top of my list!

From Tim Chatlos
Posted June 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM
I am always telling anyone who will listen to visit "The City". It is absolutely one of the best parks in the country.

This new attraction looks like a good fit for the park. I love how they are working it into the woods.

From James Rao
Posted June 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM
If I had the courage/desire to break the rules, I would have taken some pictures from the lift hill towards the end of Powder Keg. You can really see the track blend in with the woods from that vantage. However, I just get so giddy on Powder Keg I can't be trusted with holding out my iPhone to take a picture!! =)

From Zack McDonald
Posted June 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM
Me and my dad left SDC off our midwest trip this year because of the new wood coaster opening next year. Ride is looking great and looks like another El Torro!

From James Rao
Posted June 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM
The official site for the new coaster is up: The Outlaw (or Outlaw Run or whatever they eventually call it).

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