Busch Gardens reveals name for new roller coaster

Virginia Gazette

Busch Gardens Williamsburg revealed on Twitter and Facebook the name of its new wooden roller coaster.

It will be called InvadR.

The name won the most votes in a Busch Gardens rider poll. The choices for the new Viking-themed ride were Invadr, Viking Raider, and Battle Klash.

The coaster will reach speeds of 48 mph, according to the park's website. From its highest point, the coaster will drop 74 feet and travel over nine hills.

The idea for the roller coaster was finalized in late 2015, according to Dan Dipiazzo, vice president of marketing for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

Officials chose a wooden design to change up the park's steel lineup, he said. With a mid-range speed and height, the ride falls between an ultra-thriller and a kiddie coaster.

The park hopes to have it ready by early spring 2017, but that could change, Dipiazzo said. 

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