Outlaw Run Review - Silver Dollar City

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Outlaw Run

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri
Twisted and fierce, but on the short side.
The outward-banked turn seen here creates one crazy feeling on board. Just one crazy element after another!

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➈ ➉ 7.56/10

90th Percentile 

Height Requirement: 48" / 122cm
Top Speed: 68mph
Inversions: 3

Where to Sit on Outlaw Run:
 
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Excitement: 8.4/10 Outlaw Run is 45 seconds of pure adrenaline. This coaster does not quit from the moment you leave the lift hill; the three-inversion wooden coaster is aptly themed, and you'll be in and out of your seat non-stop on this ride. The excitement seems to end quickly as you are turned into the final brake run before you know it. Other than the shorter length, this animal is perfection. It mixes some of the best elements possible back-to-back-to-back.
The double barrel roll finale is just as crazy as it looks, and is one of the only sections of this ride that you can actually see from the pathway.
Pacing: 8.5/10 Using all the possible speed it's given, Outlaw Run's train barrels through the course at a quick speed from start to finish! The ride may not have height, coming in only just over 100 feet, but don't let that fool you, the pacing is excellent, plus the initial drop is on the side of the hill, so you'll actually be headed down over 160 feet! The snappy transitions also make the ride feel faster than you may be going.
The bucking bronco-style first drop gives you airtime no matter what seat you are in!
 Technicals: 8.3/10 The ride-time is short and the footprint seems to be all over the place with no rhyme or reason. The small changes in ground elevation throughout the ride make for some low-to-ground turns and the selection of elements is really good. Is Outlaw Run the smoothest wooden coaster we've ever ridden? It very well may be because of the way the track is constructed, it will be interesting to see how it feels in ten+ years. The throughput of the ride is also good, and the operations aren't too slow.

Theming: 4.9/10 Theming is what you would expect for a ride at Silver Dollar City. The trains look nice, the queue line is covered and features artifacts that make waiting in line a bit less boring, and the station is nicely themed too. We do wish the ride had more trees closer to the structure itself, but who knows what the area will look like in ten years when some more foliage fills in. Other than the trees and nice view from the top, there are no interactions with props along the course of the journey.
A ride on the train brings you past Outlaw Run for some nice views and camera shots you cannot get elsewhere.
Uniqueness: 7.7/10 Outlaw Run is one of the most unique wooden coasters. It's got a double barrel roll, unique outward-banked turn, and a wave turn (where the track is banked at 90-degrees, and then sends you through an airtime hill. You've got to feel it to believe it.) The ride also gets more fun each and every time you ride; the series of elements and order that you take them in is excellent, it's exciting to really dissect each and every element of this ride, because they are all simply incredible.

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➈ ➉ 7.56/10 

Placement: 90th percentile among all coasters. (Ranked in the top 10% of coasters worldwide.)

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