Busch Gardens has a welcome InvadR

Busch Gardens has a welcome InvadR

The invasion of the InvadR at Busch Gardens went smoothly and was celebrated with fanfare on its public unveiling Friday.

The new wooden roller coaster debuted following a short ceremony to mark its opening, with a large crowd flocking to a deceptively fast and twisting ride.

InvadR, which weaves through several other park attractions in New France Village near the LeScoot water ride, has a max 48 mph, slow-for-the-highway speed.

However, that doesn't speak to the how quick the ride is when riding, with a 74-foot drop following a tunnel, nine air-time hills and some tight turns, including one at a 45-degree angle.

Early reviews were positive.