Busch Gardens Williamsburg confirms Verbolten for 2012
Busch Gardens Williamsburg confirmed this weekend what we told you
in April: Verbolten
will be the name for the new multi-launch coaster that the Virginia theme park will debut next year.
Park officials confirmed the news during the passholder preview for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens on Saturday morning. Park visitors who scan in-park QR codes can get additional information about the coaster, which is tipped to be built by German manufacturer Zierer.
I'm wondering why they choose not to go with Intamin. Was there a problem with Cheetah Hunt and/or dispute with Intamin? Curious as they put a B&M Dive Machine clone for the last addition and Verbolten is essentially the same type of coaster as Cheetah Hunt.
I'm going in Late March, so I doubt it will be open by then.
I hope they will do a launch into a drop to the river.
I was in the park today. It looks like they might be using some of the Big Bad Wolfs supports. I could be wrong though.
They confirmed in the pass member event that the coaster will have the same final drop to the Rhine river that Big Bad Wolf had as well as a similar "S" curve back to the station.
Nigel, Honestly the only similarity to cheetah hunt is going to be that it launches. There is a very large event building that the coaster will be going into. Only 2 launches. Lap bar restraints (48" ride height). And it follows the same path the Big Bad Wolf took as it dove toward the Rhine River, but from a little bit higher up.
The word is the ride is not a copy of Cheetah Hunt, but instead will be similar to Th13teen at Alton Towers, also partially-owned by Blackstone.
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