A special treat was in store for season pass holders on preview day, here is the video.
This tunnel goes below ground level and soon this entire area will be landscaped to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's exacting standards.
It has been a busy week for new roller coaster testing, that is for sure! Another new for 2017 coaster that has been getting in plenty of test runs is Hydrus, located at Casino Pier in New Jersey.
The seaside amusement and water park shared the above video of Hydrus on their Facebook page, noting that the ride is now running continuous cycles with multiple trains. The park sure has had some nice early-spring weather to break in the ride... just look at that clear blue sky!
Hydrus is a new Gerstlauer designed Euro-Fighter coaster, featuring a vertical lift hill that stands 72 feet tall. The individual 8-seater cars plunge down a beyond vertical 97 degree drop and then quickly flow through three inversions in quick succession before the final brakes. The experience will be quick, but intense for sure!
Casino Pier will open for limited ride operations on April 8th, no word yet on exactly when Hydrus will be open to the public - but with this much testing underway it can't be too long!
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Set to open to visitors on April 7th, many fans of Busch Gardens Williamsburg are anxious to take their first spin on InvadR, a brand new wooden roller coaster.
To make the time go faster before the opening date, the theme park has released a new point of view video of the ride:
The video was filmed during recent test runs of InvadR, and shows off the zippy family-friendly ride. The coaster uses the landscape of the park to its full advantage, something that can really be seen in this video. Fans will also note the recently announced tunnel on part of the first drop, leading down to another covered tunnel at the bottom of the plunge.
InvadR features a 74 foot first drop that sends the trains at a speed of 48 miles per hour over the 2,218 feet of track. The video shows that the coaster's trains, which came from sister park Busch Gardens Tampa where they were used on Gwazi, keep their speed throughout the ride and even into the final turn.
Looks like InvadR will be a great ride, perfect for families to ride together!
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