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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces New Roller Coaster for 2020

Pantheon Construction

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced a new roller coaster for 2020 on July 30. The new roller coaster, Pantheon, will be located in the Festa Italia area of the park. Pantheon will include four launches and will reach a top speed of 72.5 mph, making it the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America. This will be the fourth attraction in four years for the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park.

Construction for Pantheon has already begun. The roller coaster will include 3,328 feet of track, a maximum height of 180 feet, two inversions and a 95° drop. The ride will have two trains with 20 riders per train. The roller coaster is manufactured by Intamin Worldwide, which as of 2019 had built 163 roller coasters worldwide along with drop towers, flume rides and rapids rides. Busch Gardens Williamsburg has two existing Intamin rides, Roman Rapids and Escape from Pompeii.

To view the original press release from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, please visit their website.

Located in James City County, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an action-packed European adventure theme park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology. The European countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy serve as the setting for Busch Gardens’ 100 plus acres of fun. Busch Gardens opened in 1975 and is one of the largest employers in James City County. The park continues to grow including their newest attraction, Finnegan's Flyer, which opened in the spring. Finnegan’s Flyer is an extreme swing ride.

For more information, please visit Busch Gardens’s website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
757-253-6607; laura.messer@jamescitycountyva.gov

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