WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Busch Gardens is making major progress on its new "record-breaking" roller coaster, Pantheon.
Officials with Busch Gardens Williamsburg revealed Wednesday that the final piece of track for the coaster was recently installed.
The coaster, which is located in the park’s Festa Italia village, features a total of four launches and will reach a top speed of 72.5 mph, officials said.
Busch Gardens brags that this is the fastest multi-launch coaster in North America.
The ride is expected to open sometime this year, but an exact date has not yet been released.
Rides stats for Pantheon are as listed, according to Busch Gardens:
- The ride is a multi-launch coaster
- Launch 1 speed: 36 mph
- Launch 2 speed: 50 mph
- Launch 2 speed (backward): 61 mph
- Launch 3 speed: 67 mph
- The track length is 3,328 feet
- Maximum speed: 72.5 mph
- Ride duration: Two minutes