Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has called on Intamin to build Pantheon



Pantheon, Fastest Multi-launch Coaster in North America debuts in 2020 
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (July 30, 2019) – Today, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg announced exciting details about Pantheon®, a record-breaking multi-launch coaster set to open in 2020.  Featuring a total of four launches, this coaster located in the park’s Festa Italia village will reach a top speed of 72.5 mph, making it the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America.

The new Pantheon combines the might of five Roman gods in one record breaking display of strength, speed and power, including forward and backward launches, two inversions and a 95-degree drop.  The gods reinforce the theming of the new coaster and illustrate some of the thrilling elements for brave riders. 

“Pantheon is going to be non-stop action for riders.  We’ve designed it so that the experience is changing all the time and will keep riders wondering what’s next,” said Larry Giles, Senior Director, Design & Engineering. “Multiple launches, speed changes, a sharp drop and backwards acceleration are just a few of Pantheon’s one-of-a kind traits,” added Giles. 
The 2020 opening of this attraction will headline another exciting season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for 29 consecutive years and one of 2019 Best Amusement Parks by USA Today 10BEST.  From its thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining options and kid-friendly attractions, Busch Gardens offers fun for the whole family.
  • TYPE OF RIDE:                   Multi-launch coaster (Fastest in North America)
    • 95° drop
    • Two inversions
    • Four launches
      • Launch 1 speed: 36 mph
      • Launch 2 speed: 50 mph
      • Launch 2 speed (backward): 61 mph
      • Launch 3 speed: 67 mph
  • TRACK LENGTH:                 3,328 feet
  • MAXIMUM SPEED:              72.5 mph
  • MAXIMUM HEIGHT:            180 feet
  • RIDE DURATION:                Two minutes
  • SEATS/TRAIN:                    Two trains, 20 riders per train
  • LOCATION:                         Busch Gardens’ Festa Italia
  • RIDE MANUFACTURER:      Intamin Worldwide
  • RIDE OPEN DATE:              Spring, 2020

Here are some construction photos from 9/14/2019