Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Here’s how Water Country USA’s new coaster is shaping up

Thrill seekers, pay attention.

The water ride announced in September for Water Country USA in Williamsburg is slowly taking shape, according to a Busch Gardens Virginia tweet.

A photo included in the Twitter post shows a blue, yellow and orange tube stretching down a hill at the park, with a tower in the background.

“Cutback Water Coaster is starting to take shape as the pieces begin to be placed into position at the construction site,” according to the post.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA, both under parent company SeaWorld, each introduced new rides Sept. 5 on Facebook: Finnegan’s Flyer at Busch Gardens and Cutback.

Finnegan’s Flyer, a “screaming swing” with two pendulum-like arms that swing guests back and forth, is under construction at Busch Gardens and slated to open this spring in Killarney Village.

Cutback at Water Country will be Virginia’s first water coaster. The ride will be 856 feet long and will take riders 35 feet per second through 76 feet of vertical drops.

Water Country USA opened May 18, according to the tweet.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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