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Griffon reviews

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

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Posted: March 15, 2011

Fearless. That's what you better be to step up to this floorless and fast thriller. Named for a mythical beast with the strength of a lion and the speed of an eagle, once you look this ride in the eye, you'll find what it means to be brave.

After you’re taken 205 feet into the air, the Griffon mercilessly eases you over the edge.

And stops.

For a brief moment, you find yourself looking down--straight down--at the ground below as you're suspended above it.

Then down you plunge 90 degrees straight toward the ground at racing speeds faster than 70 miles per hour.

And that's only the beginning …

Minimum Height Requirement
Griffon 54"

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49 votes, so far

This is my favorite coaster in the park. A large dive coaster from B&M. The first hill is a winner. When it reaches the top, it pauses before it drops you almost vertical on a 90 degree angel. A super smooth ride that is quick and exciting. - Joe Schwartz

Thrilling and very smooth love this ride !! 10/10 - Owen Scott

My favorite ride in Busch Gardens!! The front is required when riding this beast! When you drop, you fall and feel some major airtime! After the drop are two beautiful immelman, and fun second drop! I love every bit of this ride! -10 - Ryan Pickhardt

I thought this would scare me more than it did. Maybe I'm getting too addicted to bigger hills and faster speeds on coasters like Intimidator 305, Millenium Force, and Top Thrill Dragster. Anyway, this is still a really fun ride. Sitting in front is best, especially when you dangle above the first drop. - Roger S

Although only five feet taller than SheiKra, it packs more punch as it has a second Immelmann, and is longer. - Jorge Arnoldson

Go early and go often For the Nay Sayers: lighten up it is an excellent ride in an excellent park. - vernon griffin

7/10 The view of the river from the top was the best part of this coaster. The drops, despite being ninety degrees weren't too thrilling. - Andrew Carrieri

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