Tempesto

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Tempesto
Tempesto (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) 2015 01.jpg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since April 25, 2015
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Product Sky Rocket II
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Height 150 feet
Drop 135 feet
Top speed 62 mph
Length 863 feet
Inversions 1
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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

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

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

Elements

Trains

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

External Links

  • Tempesto on the Roller Coaster DataBase.