Take A Real Front Seat POV Ride On The New Roller Coaster At Busch Gardens VA!
For the 2015 season, Busch Gardens added yet another amazing roller coaster! Although the new coaster called Tempesto isn’t open yet, Busch Gardens released a new commercial showing off the ride.
The new roller coaster is modeled after an Italian daredevil called Tempesto. At first glance, the track looks short, but those who dare to ride Tempesto will be launched multiple times (forward & backward). The coaster will launch forward, then backwards through the station then launch forward again through the station at speeds over 60mph going up and over the huge 153 foot tall loop, where the rides signature loop-the-loop inversion takes place.
“Guests waiting to experience Tempesto will certainly feel its power as the coaster train races past them at highway speeds,” said Larry Giles, Busch Gardens” vice president of engineering.
Test it out yourself and take a Front Seat POV Ride Below!
Park President Carl Lum said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the expressions on our guests faces as they watch Tempesto in action. The speed of this coaster, along with the small footprint will make for an exhilarating ride.”
The ride is scheduled to open to the public on April 25, 2015. Pass members will have the chance to be among the first to ride. The park is holding a online contest to be one of the first 500 people to ride Tempesto. Pass members should be receiving a mailer any day now with a link to enter. (we received ours yesterday). Although the ride will not feature Quick Queue, guests have the option of winning passes via the in-park “Plinko” game (located near Verbolten) as a prize.
Ride Manufacturer: Premier Rides (headquarters in Baltimore, MD)
Type of Ride: Launch Coaster
- Three launch elements
- High-speed station experience
- 154-foot, high speed inversion
Track Length: 883 feet of track
Max Speed: 63 mph
Ride Duration: 55 seconds
Seats/Train: 1 train, 18 seats
Ride Height Requirement: 54 inches
Location: Festa Italia
Ride Open Date: April 25, 2015
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