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|The lift hill and first drop|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Riders per train||36|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||73 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.
Apollo's Chariot was announced on September 4, 1998. On March 27, 1999, the ride opened to guests. While attending the media event on March 30, model Fabio was struck by a goose while the train was descending the first drop. He was then taken to a nearby hospital and subsequently released, suffering minor cuts to his face.
For the ride's 20th anniversary in 2019, the ride was repainted.
Apollo's Chariot is the first hyper roller coaster ever built by Bolliger & Mabillard. While it is only 170 feet high, its first drop leads into a depression and stretches 210 feet down. The ride features a pre-drop and series of large airtime hills stretching to and from a large helix at the end of the ride.
Like many hyper coasters, most of the coaster's vibrant purple track is hidden from the park itself. The best view of the whole ride is from the parking lot, which borders the land occupied by the ride.
- New Ride Not For Mere Mortals - Daily Press
- Fabio Hit By Flying Bird on Apollo's Chariot - Ultimaterollercoaster.com
- Stilwell, Andrew (March 28, 2019). "19 For 99: Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg". Coaster101. https://www.coaster101.com/2019/03/28/19-for-99-apollos-chariot-at-busch-gardens-williamsburg/. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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