|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|The train enters its first drop.|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Model / product||Hyper Coaster|
|Riders per train||36|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed73 mph
Apollo's Chariot is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Opened on March 27, 1999, it is the first Hyper Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard. The roller coaster uses an out and back design with a large helix. Apollo's Chariot opened in 1999 in the "Festa Italia" section of the park.
History[edit | edit source]
The ride was announced on September 4, 1998 and opened on March 30 the following year. While attending the media event, model Fabio was struck by a bird while the train was descending the first drop. He was taken to a nearby hospital and subsequently released, suffering minor cuts to his face.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Present||Alpengeist • Apollo's Chariot • Griffon • Grover's Alpine Express • InvadR • Loch Ness Monster • Tempesto • Verbolten|
|Former||Big Bad Wolf • Das Kätzchen • Die Wildkatze • Drachen Fire • Glissade • Wilde Maus|