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Alpengeist

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Alpengeist
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since March 22, 1997
Cost $20,000,000USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Model / product Inverted Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1820
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height195 feet
Drop170 feet
Top speed67 mph
Length3,828 feet
Inversions6
Duration3:10
G-force3.7G
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Alpengeist a steel inverted roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. It was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened on March 22, 1997. It is the tallest and fastest full-circuit inverted roller coaster. It has a height of 195 feet, 5 feet from being classified as a hypercoaster.

Theme[edit | edit source]

The alpengeist is a legendary snow beast known to German villagers in the Alps. "Alpengeist" is German for "Ghost of the Alps".

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Images[edit | edit source]