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Alpengeist reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Alpengeist, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)

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This ski lift gone wrong thrills riders with six massive inversions and a top speed of 67 MPH. The B&M inverted coaster is consistantly rated among the top 20 steel roller coasters in the world, and takes guests on an incredible Alpine adventure.

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50 votes, so far

Solid invert ! Love it !! 9/10 - Owen Scott

I love inverted coasters, and Alpengeist is a fun ride. I rank Raptor at CP and Afterburn at Carowinds higher because they have better overall elements with more of a thrill factor. Still, Alpengeist is a solid ride. - Roger S

Alpengeist is what I have come to expect from Busch Gardens: an intense B&M invert with sudden sharp twists and theming that is on par with Universal. - Jorge Arnoldson

This coaster is my third favorite ever tied with appolos chariot. Better than raptor, better than montu, better than goliath, better than nemesis, better than any invert out there. The height and speed makes this stick out of all other innverts in the world, The tallest invert other than this one is only like 120 feet, And this one is about 200 feet tall. This is the millenium force of all hanging coasters out there. The only thing I didn't like was how the saftey precautions were written on a sign in a way that would scare you. The safety sign drove my younger cousin into exiting the ride. This coaster was like beast at KI because of the way that some parts of the ride dont leave the ground and how the coaster relies on the terrain. - Steven D

Very much worth the wait in line for this one. The track is SO close to the wait line that you feel as though you could reach out & touch the train as it flew by. Great ground level inversions at the end too! Only scary part was the boomerang turnaround, I came up off my seat a bit on that one. - Adrienne McDonald

I loved it when it first opened, when we went this year it was too jerky for me. - Hannah Atkins

This is one of the few inverted coasters that I enjoy. Sharp loops that are comfortable. Great speed. Great theming. - Jean Seo-Park

When I first rode it I kept my eyes klenched shut, but I've started to enjoy it more over time. The one problem is that the line is long for a ride that ends so quickly. - Justin Curtis

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