Let's go behind the scenes on Busch Gardens' Pantheon

January 23, 2020, 6:31 PM · Following a preview of SeaWorld Orlando's upcoming Ice Breaker on Tuesday, the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens parks continued their roller coaster construction tours today in Virginia, with a first look at Busch Gardens Williamsburg's new Pantheon.

Park officials said that this Intamin roller coaster will be America's fastest multi-launch coaster when it debuts, featuring four launches, two inversions, a maximum height of 180 feet, a 95-degree drop, and a top speed of 72 mph.

Pantheon hard hat tour

Pantheon track
Photos courtesy Busch Gardens

And like Ice Breaker, Pantheon will feature the spike track that appears to be the hot roller coaster feature of the year. Let's hear from some park officials and take in a time-lapse video of the ride's construction to date.

Pantheon is scheduled to open this spring. For discount tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, please visit our travel partner's officially authorized Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets page.

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January 24, 2020 at 1:56 PM

I really like the color scheme on this coaster. For those who don't know, BGW got a lot of flack for the bright purple track and yellow supports on Apollo's Chariot, and have drawn the ire of James City County ever since. They are now required to submit track colors for approval, and have pretty much been limited to blues, greys, and whites ever since (they got away with the orange supports on Tempesto because none of them extend above Apollo's Chariot). The gold track is a welcome change to the BGW skyline. I'm hoping that they don't skimp on the theming of this coaster, because it's a great concept perfectly aligned with Festa Italia.

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