New rides coming to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA

jojacobs@vagazette.com

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA will welcome new rides in 2019.

The rides were revealed in a Facebook Live event on Busch Garden Williamsburg’s Facebook page Wednesday evening.

Finnegan’s Flyer, a screaming swing that reaches heights of over 80 feet and speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, will come to the Ireland section of the park in 2019. Thirty-two people can ride Finnegan’s Flyer at a time, according to the video.

At Water County USA, Cutback, Virginia’s first water coaster, will send riders through five flying saucer turns when it opens in 2019. Each raft will carry four riders at a time. The ride is 856 feet long, according to the video. Cutback will replace the existing Meltdown ride.

This story will be updated.

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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