Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2012 Layout

It's so hard to keep a good secret these days!  The layout for Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2012 roller coaster has appeared online via a planning commission meeting video.

As expected, the ride very closely follows the layout of the ride it is replacing (just a few years later), the Big Bad Wolf.  Just how close?  Well you can decide for yourself:

I've added some nice dots that make the layout of the Big Bad Wolf a little more clear (on the right), and the layout of the new ride (on the left) as well.  Neither image is high quality, but I think you can get the drift.

The new ride looks like it will follow the Wolf's drop down to the Rhine River exactly.  Actually, from that drop back to the station the path will be the same on both rides.  I started at the end of the ride, but from the beginning the new ride will not have much track before entering the "event building," and what happens in there remains a mystery. 

We do know that the building will be around 95 feet tall, which is also the tallest part of the coaster.  The building will be located in the area that housed the village that the first half of the Wolf flew through.

2012 is most definitely shaping up to be a great year for new coasters!


Ryan said...

2012 is also shaping up to be a bad year for my wallet, haha.

Great find Mike.