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Video: Busch Gardens Williamsburg gears up for Verbolten roller coaster testing

Verbolten roller coaster concept art

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has released a new video update on the construction of its new multi-launch roller coaster for 2012, Verbolten.

The park is working towards completing a test run of the new addition, with Verbolten's track having been completed last week. The video features Busch Gardens Williamsburg's vice president of engineering, Larry Giles, who explains that the first train has now arrived on site. It also includes the first footage of the interior of the building that will house part of the coaster's circuit.

Verbolten will be themed around Germany's autobahn (highway) system, and will see guests racing off into the mysterious "Black Forest". It will feature two launch sections that will proper riders at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. The coaster's 5 trains will be themed around cars, and each will have a different color and design.

The new ride will replace the Big Bad Wolf coaster in the Oktoberfest section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Detailed plans for Verbolten have previously been posted online, with the ride being manufactured by German firm Zierer.

You can read more about Busch Gardens Williamsburg's planned new ride for 2012 in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth Verbolten preview.

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