Busch Gardens® Reveals Plans For Record-Breaking Pantheon
Busch Gardens® Williamsburg announced exciting details about Pantheon®, a record-breaking multi-launch coaster set to open in 2020. Featuring a total of four launches, this coaster located in the park’s Festa Italia village will reach a top speed of 72.5 mph, making it the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America.
The new Pantheon combines the might of five Roman gods in one record breaking display of strength, speed and power, including forward and backward launches, two inversions and a 95-degree drop. The gods reinforce the theming of the new coaster and illustrate some of the thrilling elements for brave riders.
“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,” said Larry Giles, Senior Director, Design & Engineering. “Multiple launches, speed changes, a sharp drop and backwards acceleration are just a few of Pantheon’s one-of-a kind traits,” added Giles.
This is the fourth consecutive year of new attractions and follows our 2019 highly popular and thrilling Finnegan’s Flyer™, the only “Screamin’ Swing” in Virginia.
The 2020 opening of this attraction will headline another exciting season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for 29 consecutive years and one of 2019 Best Amusement Parks by USA Today 10BEST. From its thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining options and kid-friendly attractions, Busch Gardens offers fun for the whole family.
“Busch Gardens has a history of opening new attractions to thrill guests with exceptional experiences,” said Robert Ulrich, president of American Coaster Enthusiasts.
PANTHEON RIDE STATS
- TYPE OF RIDE: Multi-launch coaster (Fastest in North America)
- SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 95° drop
- Two inversions
- Four launches
- Launch 1 speed: 36 mph
- Launch 2 speed: 50 mph
- Launch 2 speed (backward): 61 mph
- Launch 3 speed: 67 mph
- TRACK LENGTH: 3,328 feet
- MAXIMUM SPEED: 72.5 mph
- MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 180 feet
- RIDE DURATION: Two minutes
- SEATS/TRAIN: Two trains, 20 riders per train
- LOCATION: Busch Gardens’ Festa Italia
- RIDE MANUFACTURER: Intamin Worldwide
- RIDE OPEN DATE: Spring, 2020
The best way for guests to enjoy Pantheon next year, and all of Busch Gardens, is with a Membership. Enjoy unlimited visits to Busch Gardens throughout the year and get valuable benefits, and exclusive rewards.
For tickets and more information, visit the official Busch Gardens VA website by clicking here.
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