New Videos Give Us a Better Look at Verbolten
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has posted a few new videos of Verbolten. They give a somewhat revealing look at the inside of the event building. Also, park officials speak about both launches, the “free fall” and signature drop to the Rhine River, as well as the queue house.
We’ve known about Verbolten’s drop to the Rhine ever since plans were leaked. And, if you’ve been following construction at all, you’ve seen the drop section. It was still cool to hear that Verbolten’s drop will be a bit taller.
While Verbolten’s not meant to be more of a family ride, a 60 mph launch is nothing to sneeze at. The other Virginia park, Kings Dominion, has a car-themed family launch coaster that tops out at 40 mph. Of course the trains on that coaster and its clone, Backlot Stunt Coaster at Kings Island are much smaller than Verbolten’s but it’s worth mentioning. Here’s hoping that this ride will provide some forces.
I’m excited to see Busch Gardens is continuing their rich theming tradition. I actually wouldn’t mind if Loch Ness had more of a line so that I could investigate all of the lake exploration equipment in that ride’s queue. Small touches and this kind of extra effort is what makes both Busch Gardens parks so special.
It was probably pretty cool to get a preview of the ride like that. Am I stupid for wanting one of those Verbolten hard hats? Wait. Don’t answer that. They’d look great next to my other useless theme park promo material (like my Green Lantern ring!)
I was glad to see how much Busch Gardens was willing to show. Many of its secrets had already been revealed anyway. Why not promote the ride as much as you can without giving everything away? We still don’t know what kind of special effects we might experience during the indoor section. So, something will still be a surprise. Also, the general public will likely know very little about the ride as it has a terrain layout and an indoor section. I’m about equally as excited for the ride as I was before watching the videos, but I do appreciate the behind-the-scenes look and the park’s efforts to get the word out. There’s no sense in being so secretive that it hampers the buzz for the ride.
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