Busch Gardens Williamsburg has just announced new details on Pantheon, a record-breaking multi-launch roller coaster, set to open in 2020.
The coaster will be located in the park’s Festa Italia village and will feature four launches and a top speed of 72.5 miles per hour – making it the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America.
Pantheon combines the abilities of five Roman gods in one grand display of strength, speed, and power: Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Minerva, and Pluto. Riders will experience forward and backward launches, two inversions, and a 95-degree drop. The gods will contribute to the theming of the coaster and illustrate its exciting elements.
“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.”
Check out the full stats of Pantheon below:
- 95-degree drop
- Two inversions
- Four launches
- Launch 1 speed: 36 miles per hour
- Launch 2 speed: 50 miles per hour
- Launch 2 speed (backward): 61 miles per hour
- Launch 3 speed: 67 miles per hour
- Track Length: 3,328 feet
- Maximum speed: 72.5 miles per hour
- Maximum height: 180 feet
- Ride duration: 2 minutes
- Seats/Train: Two trains, 20 riders per train
- Manufacturer: Intamin Worldwide
To learn more about Pantheon, visit BuschGardens.com/Williamsburg.