A Brand New Colossal Coaster at Silver Dollar City!

Katie DeCilloWhat does it take to build a colossal coaster? At Silver Dollar City, they start with the desire to give families an all-new thrill, something they can experience together and create memories worth repeating!

Outlaw Run - Worlds Steepest Wooden Coaster - Silver Dollar CityTheir newest coaster, Outlaw Run, is making history as the world’s most daring wooden coaster. The new $10 million ride sends passengers soaring through the Ozark Mountains on a ground-breaking wood coaster that includes several firsts. Outlaw Run features the world’s first and only double barrel roll on a wood coaster, with a 720-degree (double) barrel roll. It is the only wooden coaster to twist upside down with a record-breaking three inversions; the world’s steepest wood coaster with a first drop of 162 feet (more than 16 stories) at 81 degrees – nearly vertical; and the second fastest wood coaster in the world, reaching a top speed of 68 miles per hour.

Outlaw Run Inversion - Silver Dollar City

Outlaw Run - Barrel Roll - Silver Dollar Ci

You can ride Outlaw Run now through December 30 (weather permitting!).

Be sure to check out Silver Dollar City, host of the VBS 2013 Theme Video Series!

Foto Friday: Sneak Peek!

In just a few weeks, we’ll be releasing the Colossal Coaster World overview video.  I can’t wait for you guys to see and hear all the details about VBS 2103.  And I’m most excited about showing you how to turn YOUR church into Colossal Coaster World!

I snapped a picture of a few weeks ago while we were shooting, and I’ve been saving it to show you!  But because I don’t want to reveal EVERYTHING juuuust yet, I’ve cut out a couple of pieces to get your wheels turning.  Getting any ideas yet?

National Roller Coaster Day!

Did you know today is National Roller Coaster Day?!  I’ll never forget buckling myself into Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America– I was TERRIFIED!  Raging Bull is the tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster at Six Flags Great America and is the world’s first hyper-twister coaster.  It was also the first roller coaster I had ever ridden.

We couldn’t be more excited about teaching kids that when they trust God, they can face even their biggest fears.  Colossal Coaster World VBS in 2013 is going to be a wild ride! In honor of this special day, here are our favorite roller coasters of all-time!


  • Name:  Carol
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Pheonix (Click the link for a POV video!)
  • Location: Knoebel’s in PA
  • Fun Fact: It was moved from TX to PA in 1985 and is currently #2 on Amusement Today’s list of top wooden coasters.


  • Name:  Jerry  (The VBS Guy!)
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Shockwave
  • Location:  Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX
  • Fun Fact: Jerry stood in line for hours on opening day to be one of the first to ride!


  • Name:  Lynne
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Space Mountain
  • Location:  Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL
  • Fun Fact:  “I love that it’s completely dark so you don’t know what’s coming next!”


  • Name:  Debbie
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Kiddie Park Roller Coaster
  • Location:  Kiddie Park at Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Fun Fact:  “Kiddie Park is so much fun for kids of all ages (even little ones). Most rides cost only a quarter. The best thing about the park is that the last train ride of the night is free! Love it!”


  • Name:  Joyce
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Screaming Delta Demon
  • Location:  Opryland, Nashville, TN (No longer exists)


  • Name:  Gordon
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Loch Ness Monster
  • Location:  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
  • Fun Fact:  Double-looping coaster, 13 stories tall, 114-foot drop, speeds as fast as 60 mph.  Smile for the camera after the second loop!


  •  Name:  Melita
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  The Great American Scream Machine
  • Location:  Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • Fun Fact:  “Classic wooden coaster…once the tallest roller coaster in the world… the last car is the best ride because you get whipped and thrown around all over the track”


  • Names:  Candace & Rhonda
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Wabash Cannonball
  • Location:  Opryland, Nashville, TN (No longer exists)
  • Fun fact: It was a clone of the Corkscrew roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm.


Tell us about your favorite roller coaster!!