Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Tempesto

Tempesto is a roller coaster in Festa Italia at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Readers say... skip it. The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.

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New for 2015, Tempesto is a Premier Rides launch coaster with three launch elements and a top speed of 63 mph. Riders travel almost 2,000 feet back and across the 883 feet of track, which includes a 154-foot-high inversion.

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I understand the appeal of circuit launch coasters to park operators. They're cheap. They're cool looking. They take up very little land mass and require very little excavation. However, at a park like Busch Gardens where most of the attractions take advantage of Busch's beautiful landscaping, Tempesto was the least interesting coaster of the day.

It was still a fast, thrilling and fun coaster and well worth doing if you have extra time and if lines are reasonable.

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