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Apollo's Chariot
Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) - OnRide - (720p)

Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) - OnRide - (720p)

General
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Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location USAWilliamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened 27 March 1999
Opening
Cost $20,000,000
Height restriction 52 inches (132 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Builder
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Hyper
Type
Model
Riders per train 36
Riders per hour 1750
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 170 feet
Drop 210 feet
Top speed 73 mph
Length 4,882 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:15
Inversions
Steepest drop 65 degrees
Maximum g-force 4.6G


Apollo's Chariot is the first hyper roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard. The ride is located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. The roller coaster uses an out and back design with a large helix. Apollo's Chariot opened in 1999 in the "Festa Italia" section of the park.

Accidents and incidents

  • On March 27, 1999 during its opening run Italian model Fabio was hit in the face by a flying goose on the first drop causing him a nose-bleed.

Trivia

Apollo's Chariot was featured in and the winner of G-Force Giants in Insane Coaster Wars

Photo Gallery

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