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Busch Gardens looking for input on new roller coaster

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 08:16:43-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — A new roller coaster is coming to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and the park wants you to design it.

The park is asking fans for input on their first wooden roller coaster in what will be the world’s first “crowd sourced” ride.

Visitors will be able to select the name, theme, and elements for the new attraction set to debut in 2017.

 “Busch Gardens has a reputation for creating unique ride experiences, and our new family coaster will certainly continue that tradition,” said Larry Giles, vice president of engineering.  “The dynamics of a wooden coaster, combined with the many ways it will interact with the terrain and nearby attractions, will make this a one-of-a-kind thrill.”

Consumers may vote once a day through April 1 at this website.

The park has committed to brand the new attraction with whichever name gets the most qualified votes.