WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Thrill seekers can ride to new heights in two months when the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
The new ride, Pantheon, will be the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster, with a top speed of 73 miles per hour. It features four launches, two inversions (where riders go upside down), five air-time hills (in which riders experience weightlessness) and a 95-degree drop with a peak height of 180 feet.
It is set to open on Friday, March 25.
“The opening of Pantheon has been much anticipated, and we are thrilled to add such an innovative attraction to our thrill ride portfolio,” said Kevin Lembke, Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President. “With multiple launches, a beyond vertical drop, speed changes and other unique ride components, this coaster creates an unforgettable ride experience.”
The ride will feature the gods Pluto, Mercury, Jupiter, Minerva and Neptune ingrained into the theming of the ride’s track and experience.
Pantheon’s top speed of 73 mph matches Apollo’s Chariot. Griffon will continue to be the park’s fastest at 75 mph.