Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia, has unveiled details about a new, record-breaking, multi-launch rollercoaster that’s set to open at the 383-acre theme park in 2020.
Pantheon will feature four launches and will reach a maximum speed of 72.5mph, making it the United State’s fastest multi-launch coaster.
Combining the strength of five Roman gods, Pantheon propels guests in backward and forward launches. The ride also features two inversions and a 95-degree drop.
Larry Giles, senior director of design and engineering at Busch Gardens, commented on the park’s new rollercoaster.
“Pantheon is going to be non-stop action for riders. We’ve designed it so that the experience is changing all the time and will keep riders wondering what’s next.
“Multiple launches, speed changes, a sharp drop and backwards acceleration are just a few of Pantheon’s one-of-a kind traits,” added Giles.
The Pantheon will be located in the Festa Italia Village area of Busch Gardens.
The arrival of Pantheon will be the fourth consecutive year Busch Gardens Williamsburg has introduced new attractions.
2019 saw the opening of the popular Finnegan’s Flyer, Virginia’s only ‘Screamin’ Swing.’