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Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (68 votes)



Roller coaster

Opening Date:
May 18, 2007

205 feet

3108 feet

Maximum speed:
71 mph

Bolliger & Mabillard

Dive Machine

Minimum height:
54 inches

The world's tallest, fastest Dive Machine roller coaster offers riders a view from 200 feet above Busch Gardens. Then, the massive train (seating riders in rows of ten) plummets straight down - ninety degrees - into a ravine before circling around to splash down in a pool of water. It's another outstanding coaster at the park.

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Reviews of Griffon:

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 20:41

Thought the ride was great. First drop from the stadium seating was fabulous. Building anticipation like it does as you sit on the "ledge" just serves to make the excitement build further. When you splash down you're ready for more! Very smooth ride...just edges its sister SheiKra by a bit. Took the Coaster VIP tour so I got to walk the top. Very impressive indeed!

Smooth, exciting rollercoaster ride
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 20:05

The Griffon is a smooth, exciting ride. The view from the ride is amazing, and the hanging before the drop adds nice suspense to the ride! Its great for large groups or odd numbers to ride together with its unique seating. My only complaint is that the ride is over quickly


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