Roller coaster in the United States
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°14′06″N 76°38′32″W / 37.234952°N 76.642129°W / 37.234952; -76.642129
Status Operating since April 25, 2015
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Product Sky Rocket II
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Height 150 feet
Drop 135 feet
Top speed 62 mph
Length 863 feet
Inversions 1

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]


Construction on Tempesto started in August 2014, in a small patch of land next to Apollo's Chariot.[2]

Tempesto opened on April 25, 2015.[3] During the opening ceremony, there was a strip of flags instead of a ribbon.


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.




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.



  1. Projects - Valley Iron
  2. "Tempesto Construction Update #2 - BGWFans".
  3. "Busch Gardens Unveils 'Tempesto,' New Roller Coaster for 2015".

External links

  • Tempesto on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Articles on Busch Gardens Williamsburg