Verbolten roller coaster concept art

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has released a series of videos that reveal full details of its new roller coaster for the 2012 season, Verbolten.

In the videos, embedded below, members of the team behind Verbolten discuss the ride's queue line, trains and circuit, as well as the unusual element that will be housed inside its show building. The coaster will be themed around Germany's autobahn (highway) system, and will see guests racing off into the mysterious "Black Forest".

Spoiler warning: Readers who do not wish to know further details of Verbolten should avoid reading on, as the videos and text below contain significant spoilers.

The first video discusses the ride's queue line and plot, with guests set to enter a visitor centre close to the Black Forest. This is run by a German brother and sister, who also operate a car rental agency from the same building. Guests will learn about the forest through details of the "tours" on offer, before boarding one of the rental agency's "cars".

The next video shows off the 5 trains that will be used on Verbolten, each of which will have a different color and design:

Verbolten's circuit, which will feature two launch sections that propel riders at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, is covered by the third video:

Finally, the last video discusses the drops that will take place on Verbolten, including an 88-foot plunge towards the "Rhine River" below. The indoor section, which features a free fall drop section similar to that on Alton Towers' Thirteen, is also discussed.

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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