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Busch Gardens Williamsburg drops Verbolten teaser video

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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?

Readers' Opinions

From 75.79.154.37 on 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.
From Vickie OConnor on January 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM
Looks awesome!
From James Rao on 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?
From Tracy Bates on 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.
From Carrie Hood on January 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM
To sum in up in a single word: WANT!
From 72.218.175.81 on 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.
From Mike Gallagher on 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.

From Robert Niles on January 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM
SeaWorld's the name of the corporate parent now.
From Mike Gallagher on January 12, 2012 at 5:29 AM
^^Wasn't aware of that distinction. Sorry, Robert, and thanks!
From 199.193.10.250 on 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?
From 76.120.246.138 on January 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM
It is a play on words.
From David L. on January 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM
Reason #389 to go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg: This ride.
From Scottland Jacobson on 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?
From Frank Forrester on 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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