This Intamin roller coaster will be America's fastest multi-launch coaster when it opens in the spring of 2020, featuring a top speed of 72 mph, four launches, a 95-degree drop, a maximum height of 180 feet, two inversions, and a spike track leading into a backward section - all in 3,328 feet of track and a two-minute ride. There will be two 20-person trains on the track and the four launches will be at speeds 36, 50, 61 (backwards) and 67 miles per hour, respectively.
If you want the TL;DR here, it's the Hagrid coaster from Universal Orlando with a bigger hill, faster speed... and the Harry Potter stuff swapped out for a theme of five Roman Gods: Jupiter, Mercury, Minerva, Neptune, Pluto. (Though I doubt we'll see animatronics or much in the way of show scenes here.) You can see the coaster track layout on Busch Gardens' website.
Pantheon is the latest in parent company SeaWorld Parks' all-in investment in roller coasters in 2020, joining a new coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, the record-setting RMC conversion of the former Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa, a new GCI woodie at SeaWorld San Antonio, and a B&M Dive Coaster at SeaWorld San Diego.Tweet
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