— Busch Gardens VA (@BuschGardensVA) June 25, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is dropping hints about the identity of a new coaster through clues both in the park and on the internet.
Each hint comes with a themed video: Pluto is the Roman underworld, Mercury is fire and Neptune is water.
There is also a sign in the park with blacked-out areas for the release of future clues, according to photos posted on ParkFans.net.
The videos give roman numerals for 7/30/2019, which is the reveal date for the attraction, according to the sign.
Busch Gardens has identified the ride in its advertising by the Roman numerals MMXX — or “2020.”
While the ride has a 315-foot height waiver, it will top out at about 180 feet, Busch Gardens officials said during a James City County Board of Supervisors meeting in May.
The 315-foot height waiver was originally issued for a different project named “Madrid,” which will not come to fruition.
Ride plans filed in February with the James City County Planning Department reveal some details about the ride experience.
Busch Gardens Fans have speculated it will be a multi-launch Intamin coaster. Ride plans indicate it will have magnets in multiple parts of the ride that propel the trains forward, and has a mid-course switch track, where a piece of track actually moves to change a train’s course.
Busch Gardens said park enthusiasts should follow the park on social media — @BuschGardensVa — to get a chance to get in on the action for the 2020 attraction reveal.