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Robert Niles

Busch Gardens Williamsburg drops Verbolten teaser video

Published: January 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has released a teaser video for its new multi-launch roller coaster, Verbolten, debuting this spring at the Virginia theme park.

I gotta say, this is one of the more unusual coaster teaser videos I've ever seen. But it suggests that SeaWorld's aiming for a ride that's as much about theme as it is thrill, which could turn out to be a welcome development for theme park fans.

What do you think?

Replies (14)

Published: January 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I would absolutely love to be able to ride this when it opens. It looks very unique for the theme park industry.
Vickie OConnor

Published: January 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Looks awesome!
James Rao

Published: January 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Intriguing. May have to revisit BGW during my annual Virginia pilgrimage this year... Any idea on an opening date?
Tracy Bates

Published: January 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

It's got to be better than Cheetah Hunt. Granted, with that one they made a big deal out of its' acceleration and speed, and really it was just a glorified family coaster.
Carrie Hood

Published: January 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM

To sum in up in a single word: WANT!

Published: January 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I cant wait to ride it. I bet its gonna open Passmember preview day or opening day because the whole coaster is almost done.
Mike Gallagher

Published: January 11, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Robert said: ".. it suggests that SeaWorld's aiming for a ride.."

There's a SeaWorld in VA now? :)

I hate teasers that show absolutely nothing of the ride.

Robert Niles

Published: January 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM

SeaWorld's the name of the corporate parent now.
Mike Gallagher

Published: January 12, 2012 at 5:29 AM

^^Wasn't aware of that distinction. Sorry, Robert, and thanks!

Published: January 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Where does the name come from? Verboten is german for forbidden, right? So what about the extra L? Bolt as in lightning? A forbidden bolt of lightning? Just curious. Is it just wordplay, or does it mean something?

Published: January 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

It is a play on words.
David L.

Published: January 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Reason #389 to go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg: This ride.
Scottland Jacobson

Published: January 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Is this being put in the same location as Big Bad Wolf? Is there an indoor element to it, or all outdoor?
Frank Forrester

Published: January 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

There is an indoor element with the ride. They had the indoor section of track and the building it is enclosed in built by the beginning of Christmas Town. The outdoor track was being put up during Christmas Town and by New Year's Eve a lot of the track was up especially the drop over the Rhine River. The ride will be using the Big Bad Wolf launch building and start off outside. You will basically go from outdoors to indoors and back to outdoors for the ride.

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