On August 9, Silver Dollar City formally announced Outlaw Run, a new $10 million wooden roller coaster that has set a new standard for wooden coasters around the globe. This ground-breaking roller coaster will include an incredible 81-degree near vertical drop, numerous overbanked curves, and three upside-down elements, making it the only inverting wooden roller coaster in the world. That evening I was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes and take a tour of what has been constructed so far. As we have watched on the forums, SDC broke ground on Outlaw Run in January of 2012, so as of this update almost 70% of the ride had been completed. The ride is easily on schedule to open in the spring of 2013. For more information on Outlaw Run, visit the ride’s official page here.