Outlaw (roller coaster)

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Not to be confused with the roller coaster at Silver Dollar City, Outlaw Run.

Outlaw
Outlaw, Adventureland.jpg
Adventureland (Iowa)
Park section Outlaw Gulch
Coordinates 41°38′56.75″N 93°30′2.10″W / 41.6490972°N 93.5005833°W / 41.6490972; -93.5005833Coordinates: 41°38′56.75″N 93°30′2.10″W / 41.6490972°N 93.5005833°W / 41.6490972; -93.5005833
Status Operating
Opening date April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)[1]
Cost US$2,000,000[1]
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Lift/launch system Chain-lift
Height 67 ft (20 m)
Length 2,800 ft (850 m)
Speed 48 mph (77 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2 minutes
G-force 3.2[2]
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Outlaw at RCDB
Pictures of Outlaw at RCDB

The Outlaw is a wooden roller coaster located at Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa, near Des Moines.

The Outlaw made its debut in 1993.[1] It was the second roller coaster built by Custom Coasters International, which soon became known as one of the world's premier builders of wooden roller coasters.

The original spokesperson for The Outlaw was an old miner character who appeared in television, radio, and print advertisements for Adventureland. He can still be seen outside the lower queue of The Outlaw in cartoon representation, on the "you must be this tall to ride" sign.

The "Prototype" for Great Coasters International[edit]

Even though Outlaw was built by CCI, it was designed by Mike Boodley, who later went on to form Great Coasters International. In fact, Outlaw is considered to be the prototype GCI roller coaster as it laid the groundwork for coasters like Lightning Racer and Kentucky Rumbler.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Adventureland Turns 'Outlaw' For 20th Year". Omaha World-Herald (Iowa ed.). April 25, 1993. p. 2B. 
  2. ^ https://www.adventurelandpark.com/attractions/rides/thrill