James Rao
Writer

Published: May 18, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Sounds like an excellent attraction in an improved area of the park. I can't wait to visit later this summer.

Thank you for sharing, Russell!

Mark Kausch

Published: May 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM

The video I saw either didn't link with the audio I was seeing or was horribly out of sync. Since the camera lingered on the monitor for so long, I'm gonna guess the latter. However, what really bothered me was...

Fart jokes? Really?

209.51.184.13

Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Yeah, pretty corny...It would probably work on 5 year olds, but most 5-year olds won't be able to ride a roller coaster with a 48" height requirement.
Mike Gallagher

Published: May 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

I've read three extremely detailed TR's on Verbolten, including this one. This is by far the best written, and easiest for my non-tech mind to appreciate for its readability. I don't expect to make it to BG this year, but it's good to know what awaits me. Thanks for posting, Russell.
David Kirby

Published: May 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Looks pretty cool. I really hope they continue the trend of building more highly themed rides.
Brian L

Published: May 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I just got back from BGW. I rode it twice and got the lightning storm the first time and the spirit the second time. It's pretty cool and a solid addition to the park. Lot's of people came off smiling and saw one teenage girl in tears wanting to be let off. It is pretty short, but the G forces you pull are intense as Russell states and the "Rhine River Drop" is as thrilling as ever. Very fun coaster.
65.35.142.19

Published: May 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

This is a very nice review. Glad to see the new owners of Busch Gardens are just as committed to delivering excellent new rides and shows as the original owners were.

- Brian

75.89.234.183

Published: May 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This seems to be the best coaster I have ever seen Busch Gardens invest in. It stands out from their other coasters because it is an experience instead of a big steel machine that you ride on and that breaks whatever records.
166.251.219.121

Published: May 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM

My family and I were at Busch Gardens on Friday, May 20th for the opening of Verbolten. I've only been to BG a handful of times so while I was excited to ride this new ride, I was also very much wanting to hit the Griffon and Apollo's Chariot. We were able to do Verbolten twice (line was about 45 minutes long). The ride is awesome! It has a bit of Space Mountain, a bit of Tower of Terror, and a lot of smooth, fast coasting that makes today's rides so nice. Highly recommended, but I still like Griffon better.