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NEW THRILL RIDES COMING IN 2019 TO BUSCH GARDENS AND WATER COUNTRY USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA revealed exciting details about two new thrill attractions set to open in spring 2019.

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Busch Gardens will unveil a Screamin’ Swing ride called Finnegan’s Flyer™ and Water Country USA will debut Cutback Water Coaster™, Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster.

FINNEGAN’S FLYER

Soar up high and out over the cliffs of the Celtic coast on this extreme swing ride located in Busch Gardens Ireland village adjacent the Loch Ness Monster roller coaster. This breathtaking attraction features two pendulum-like arms, seating 32 riders that fly progressively higher with each swing.

Finnegan’s Flyer will reach a staggering height of more than 80 feet with a speed of 45 mph. Riders can take in beautiful views of the park while being thrilled on this captivating attraction. The dueling arms sway back-and-forth, the ground plummeting into view with each swing. Only the bravest will prevail.

CUTBACK WATER COASTER

Race around tight turns on Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster and the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast. This revolutionary water propulsion ride will merge two unique technologies – a water jet propulsion system and exhilarating saucer feature. With the RocketBlast technology, Cutback will drive bigger boats, at higher speeds, and move riders up longer, steeper inclines.

Thrill seekers will board a four-person raft, speed along an 850-foot slide, jet through tunnels and slide onto the wide-open space of massive saucer-shaped features. The steep angles of the saucers provide a drop-and-dive sensation as riders race along the edges. Cutback Water Coaster features the latest in turbine technology and takes water propulsion coasters to a whole new level with heart-stopping turns, lightning-fast drops and thrilling speeds.


Source: https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/b ... %20Coaster


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Looks pretty awesome, it’s great how BGW is adding something new to both the dry and water parks! (And they aren’t small either!)
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mkingy wrote:
S&S swings are good fun!


Ikr! More parks need them!
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What is the point of the flying saucer turns?
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Coasterkidmwm wrote:
What is the point of the flying saucer turns?


Another marketing ploy, of course! “5 SAUCER TURNS! 3 ROCKET BLASTS! A TOTAL OF 74 FEET OF DROPS!” It also sounds really cool for statistic/element nerds like me.
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Ride parts have begun to arrive:

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...and this is what the site currently looks like:

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Source: https://twitter.com/buschgardensva/


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Finnegan's Flyer has recently been installed:

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Opens May 2019.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/BGWFans/posts/ ... %22O%22%7D
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Woah, 2020? Isn’t that when Project Madrid opens too?
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It opens Spring 2019
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Thought so.
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Kw6sTheater wrote:
Woah, 2020? Isn’t that when Project Madrid opens too?


Sorry, that was a typo. Correct now.


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Thank you. Something crazy about this is, they plan to have the skyride run right over Finnegan’s Flyer! I’m not trying to be GP here, but this sounds either really interesting or really sketchy!
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