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roller coaster
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since May 18, 2012
Replaced Big Bad Wolf
Manufacturer Zierer
Type Steel - Launched
Propulsion 2 LSM launches
Height88 feet
Drop88 feet
Top speed53 mph
Length2835 feet

Verbolten is a Zierer launched roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. The ride uses the location of the former Big Bad Wolf.

Design[edit | edit source]


Verbolten features two launches, sounds, and lights. The same famous drop formerly found on Big Bad Wolf has been replicated in this design.[1] The ride also has a vertical drop track.

Verbolten has been themed as the "escape from the Black Forest".

Ride experience[edit | edit source]

As the train exits the station, riders hear a paragraph that says "Remember, don't look back as you brave the Black Forest!" The train makes a left and right turn. After the right turn, the train accelerates from 0-45 mph in 2.3 seconds into a building. The building has lights and sound effects. After a short drop, riders go pass an over-banked curve and a helix. The train goes through a block brake and makes a left turn. Riders will slowly move along, as sounds are heard. A vertical drop track then plunges the train 18 feet. Three different sequences can be played before the drop; there is a storm element, spirit element, and wolf element, which is a reference to the coaster's predecessor. Riders exit the building by launching from 0-53 mph in 2.7 seconds. The train hits an s-curve and a block brake, reaching a max height of 88 feet.[2] Riders drop 88 feet near the water, reusing some of Big Bad Wolf's footers as they pass an s-curve and the final brake run.

Trains[edit | edit source]

5 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.

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