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Verbolten Coaster Opens to the Public

The anticipation is over. On May 18, guests will finally experience Verbolten, the most technologically advanced roller coaster ever built at Busch Gardens. The anticipation is over. On May 18, guests will finally experience Verbolten, the most technologically advanced roller coaster ever built at Busch Gardens.

Verbolten is not a typical roller coaster. It is an immersive thematic attraction that sends passengers twisting and turning through the verboten Black Forest. Verbolten’s low 48-inch ride-height requirement and exhilarating but not overpowering ride experience, will appeal to extreme coaster aficionados as well as to parents who want to introduce their children to the thrill of a roller coaster ride.

“Verbolten is a next generation roller coaster that incorporates the latest in coaster technology with a storyline inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales. From Verbolten’s unique free-fall drop to its multiple launch elements, Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction is destined to be a favorite among coaster enthusiasts of all ages,” said Park President Carl Lum.

Guests interested in learning more about the technology behind Verbolten’s unique ride elements can sign up for daily behind-the-scenes coaster tours. Tour guides will provide little-known facts about the ride and let guests peek inside the special effects building that houses Verbolten’s Black Forest. Tours will start soon. Interested guests should check www.buschgardens.com/va for a complete park tour schedule.

Verbolten is the capstone attraction of a two-year rejuvenation project in the park’s Oktoberfest village. Mäch Tower, the park’s 240-foot drop tower, joins the launch coaster as the park’s newest thrill attractions. An award-winning pretzel-themed restaurant, and a new show inside Germany’s Das Festhaus, round out the largest capital expansion in park history.

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