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|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.
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.
- 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|