Tuesday, April 5, 2016

And the Name of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2017 Wood Coaster is...

InvadR!  Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that the name won 52% of all the votes they had on the new ride's webpage, giving it a substantial lead over the other choices.  InvadR won over two other possibilities, Viking Raider and Battle Klash.  While deciding the new wooden roller coaster's name is a pretty big deal, the theme park is promising to have future polls and surveys that will continue their "decide the ride" crowd sourcing theme.

So far we know for sure that InvadR will take up residence in the Trappers' Village section of New France, very close to (and interacting with) Le Scoot, the park's log flume.  Using steel supports, the Great Coasters designed ride will take advantage of the terrain to feature a 74 foot drop and a top speed of 48 miles per hour.