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roller coaster
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since April 25, 2015
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Sky Rocket II
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Height150 feet
Drop135 feet
Top speed62 mph
Length863 feet
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Tempesto is a steel launched roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. It was built by Premier Rides and opened on April 25, 2015.

The support structure was fabricated by Valley Iron.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Construction on Tempesto started in Fall 2014, in a small patch of land next to Apollo's Chariot.

Tempesto opened on April 25, 2015. During the opening ceremony, there was a strip of flags instead of a ribbon.

Design[edit | edit source]

Tempesto is a Sky Rocket II model from Premier Rides, similar to Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego.

Design[edit | edit source]


Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train. Unlike the other roller coasters which share this layout, the train of Tempesto has an extra car.

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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    Tempesto on the Roller Coaster DataBase.