Busch Gardens unveils ‘Pantheon,’ a new 72 mph roller coaster

Busch Gardens unveils ‘Pantheon,’ a new 72 mph roller coaster
Pantheon will open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2020. (Source: Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - It’s big ... it’s fast ... it’s powerful ... and it’s opening in 2020.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced Pantheon, a new roller coaster that “combines the might of five Roman gods.”

The inspiration is the gods Pluto, Neptune, Mercury, Minerva and Jupiter and the coaster is being touted as the faster multi-launch roller coaster in the United States.

Pantheon will reach a top speed of 72 mph and features two inversions and a 95-degree drop.

And, oh yeah, riders will go both forward and backward.

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It’s official! The FASTEST MULTI-LAUNCH COASTER IN NORTH AMERICA is coming to Busch Gardens in 2020! PANTHEON combines the might of five Roman gods in an ALL-NEW record-breaking display of strength, speed & power, reaching a top speed of 72.5 mph 🎢

Posted by Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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