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Griffon

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Griffon
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since May 18, 2007
Cost $15,600,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Floorless - Hyper
Riders per train 30
Hourly capacity 1,400
Height205 feet
Top speed71 mph
Length3,108 feet
Inversions2
Steepest drop90°
Duration3:00
G-force4G
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Griffon is a steel roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Griffon is themed after a half-lion/half-eagle mythological creature called a Griffon, not the breed of dog with the same name.

It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and was the tallest and fastest Dive Coaster until it was surpassed by Valravn at Cedar Point in 2016. It is also the first to have multiple inversions.

Design[edit]

Griffon has two vertical dives, two immelmanns and a splashdown.

Trains[edit]

3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 10 across in a single row for a total of 30 riders per train. A car from Griffon was on display at B&M's IAAPA 2007 booth.