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Verbolten at Busch Gardens WilliamsburgLast updated by Nick on Friday, March 08, 2013 10:43
Submitted by Brian Krosnick on Saturday, June 09, 2012 14:31
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Apr 1, 2012
LSM multi-launch freefall coaster
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The secrets of Germany's Black Forest come to life in this brand new, multi-launch family coaster. With impressive special-effects and unimaginable scenery, a tandem ride through the woods turns sinister thanks to snarling vines and a first-in-America secret hidden in a dark showbuilding.
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Latest news on Verbolten:
Video: Verbolten roller coaster ready for opening day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Friday, May 18, 2012 07:29
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will officially open its eagerly-anticipated new roller coaster, Verbolten, on Friday, May 18, 2012.
Verbolten roller coaster "soft opens" at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Monday, May 14, 2012 07:31
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has begun a soft opening period for the new Verbolten roller coaster, enabling guests to experience the ride for the first time.
Video: Verbolten undergoes further testing at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as plot revealed
Thursday, May 10, 2012 07:30
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is gearing up for the debut of the new Verbolten roller coaster on May 18, releasing new video of the ride in action.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
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Reader reviews of Verbolten
If you ever have the chance to take the Verbolten Insider Tour...two words - Do It! I'm an Enthusiast, but you don't have to be. You can just love theatrics, story lines, thrills. The coaster that took the place of a beloved Big Bad Wolf does please. It has surprises (free falling surprises), 3 separate stories, it's scary but not, check out the license plates if you can...puns intended there. The layout pays homage to the Wolf as does the special effects. All in all its a coaster that will make all ages happy.
Meh at best. Very disappointed by the ride. After riding Cheatah Hunt in the winter I really looked forward to Verbolten. While there were some good parts, in my mind they were limited to the two launches and the drop. You can keep all the stuff in the building, way too much going on in the dark. Ride is not as smooth as I expect from a modern coaster. The vertical drop feature was nothing exciting and all it did was stop the ride in the middle.
Fortunately BG allows pass members exclusive access to the ride for an hour on Th, Fr, Sa & Su during June. I didn't have to fight crowds. I rode it a second time to give it a fair shot, but came away with the conclusion that I will not wait any longer than 15 minutes to ride again. Not awful, but not special