Crews recently completed the track of the new Verbolten coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and, according to park officials, construction is right on schedule. Construction of Verbolten began in the summer of 2011 and has progressed steadily since then.
A press release from Busch Gardens states:
“Artists have nearly completed the many theme elements that drive Verbolten’s ride narrative. The ride’s back story features a German couple who run a scenic driving tour business. As riders leave the station house, they quickly realize their scenic drive through the countryside has veered out of control. As they speed into the pitch-black enclosure, zoned areas take them on a journey through the forbidden Black Forest. Sound and lighting effects, graphic elements and the track itself disorient riders as they zoom through the inky darkness.”
Obviously, Verbolten won’t be an average launched steel coaster. I’m looking forward to the opening of the ride where I’m sure we’ll learn even more about the yet-to-be-revealed elements of this interesting coaster.
The entire press release as well as a construction video can be found here.
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