Outlaw (roller coaster)

Outlaw (roller coaster)
Outlaw, Adventureland.jpg
Location Adventureland (Iowa)
Park section Outlaw Gulch
Coordinates 41°38′56.75″N 93°30′2.10″W / 41.6490972°N 93.500583°W / 41.6490972; -93.500583Coordinates: 41°38′56.75″N 93°30′2.10″W / 41.6490972°N 93.500583°W / 41.6490972; -93.500583
Status Operating
Opened April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)[1]
Cost US$2,000,000[1]
Type Wood
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Lift/launch system Chain-lift
Height 67 ft (20 m)
Drop 70 ft (21 m)
Length 2,800 ft (850 m)
Max speed 48 mph (77 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2 minutes
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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

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


  1. ^ a b c "Adventureland Turns 'Outlaw' For 20th Year". Omaha World-Herald: p. 2B. April 25, 1993. 

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