Outlaw Run takes riders racing around the wooden track at 68 miles per hour. Fred Grubb of Rocky Mountain Construction helped oversee the project.
"We are really are proud, and it's really exciting," Grubb said.
Grubb's company developed a patented track that makes possible lots of 'firsts' for a wooden coaster, including turning upside down three times.
"Then you head into the 360-degree double barrel roll, which means you're going upside down, not once, but twice just right after each other," said Brad Thomas, general manager of Silver Dollar City.
Outlaw Run also features the world's steepest drop on a wooden coaster at 81 degrees.
"Our plans show that we would generate 85,000 incremental visitors in 2013 because of this ride," said Brad Thomas, the park's general manager.
Thomas said the special elements are already drawing thrill seekers from around the world. He said season ticket sales are up nearly 11 percent this year already, and the influx of visitors is expected to have an impact beyond the theme park.
"We know on an average each individual that visits Silver Dollar City is spending about $100 in the area per day," Thomas said.
That adds up to a minimal economic impact of $8.5 million for the area as a whole.
"That's what it's all about is getting people on here (Outlaw Run). They have a good time. It's fun, it's safe, it's a thrill," Grubb said.
Thomas said the park hired an additional 16 people to work full-time on the ride. They will also be hiring more help for the rest of the park for the busy summer season.
Outlaw run opens to the public on March 15. The park plans to run at least 300 test rides before that time.