New Steel Coaster To Debut in 2015 At Busch Gardens Williamsburg
After months of speculation, we finally received some info on the new coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. BGW made it “kind-of-official” that they will be adding a new steel coaster named Tempesto. The park hasn’t made an announcement to the public yet, but Busch staff received the news Thursday, September 18th, at an employee only meeting.
The ride appears to be a clone of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Superman Ultimate Flight. Images below from BGWfans are rumored to be the track layout for Tempesto. However, this could change, since the image was not officially released by BGW.
What we do know so far is that the final name is indeed Tempesto and will stand 157 feet tall while traveling at speeds up to 60 mph with 3 inversions.
The new ride is being installed Festa Italia area of the park near Apollo’s Chariot (marked in purple above). The land has already been cleared out last month and crews are now in the piledriving stage to prepare for footer installations.
Last month Six Flags made their 2015 lineup public, which caught lots of criticism from coaster enthusiasts for adding carny coasters to their mix. That leaves us with quite a few questions to ask the fans…
- Are you excited for the new coaster or disappointed that it’s so small? Leave us some comments with your thoughts.We expect the park to make an official public announcement within the next few days.For more information about Busch Gardens Williamsburg, visit the official website here.
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