Busch Gardens Williamsburg posts first on-ride video from its new wooden coaster
March 20, 2017, 3:48 PM ·
Busch Gardens Williamsburg's first wooden roller coaster opens officially April 7, but the park is letting fans get a preview with a newly released POV video from ride testing.
InvadR is a Great Coasters International coaster, the first for the Virginia park. With a height of 74 feet and a top speed of 48 mph, the focus on this family-friendly coaster isn't big specs or hard thrills, but rather on airtime and pacing across its one and a half minute ride.
InvadR recycles the Millennium Flyer trains from the old Gwazi wooden coaster at Busch Gardens' sister park in Tampa. Gwazi, another GCI production, closed in 2015. Located in the New France section of the park, InvadR will be the park's eighth coaster — seventh if you don't count the Grover's Alpine Express kiddie coaster.