Update on Busch Gardens' newest ‘record-breaking’ roller coaster!

Posted at 5:10 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 13:47:51-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Busch Gardens has released the newest update on their upcoming ‘record-breaking’ roller coaster, Pantheon!

According to a tweet sent out by Busch Gardens VA, the last piece of the track has been installed.

The coaster is set to open sometime this year; featuring a total of four launches, this coaster is located in the park’s Festa Italia village and will reach a top speed of 72.5 mph.

Busch Gardens brags that this is the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America!

Rides stats for Pantheon are as listed, according to Busch Gardens:

  • The ride is a multi-launch coaster
  • Launch 1 speed: 36 mph
  • Launch 2 speed: 50 mph
  • Launch 2 speed (backward): 61 mph
  • Launch 3 speed: 67 mph
  • The track length is 3,328 feet
  • Maximum speed: 73 mph
  • Ride duration: Two minutes