Busch Gardens has released another clue about the identity of the Project 2020 coaster outside of the Festa Italia portion of the park.
This week’s clue: “Implore Minerva, the goddess of wisdom & war, to guide you through the extreme journey,” Busch Gardens said in a tweet.
So far, the other three clues have indicated the ride centers around Roman gods, including Pluto, Mercury and Neptune.
This week’s themed video released via Twitter show a purple, stormy background with the date “July 30, 2019” in Roman numerals. The park plans to reveal the attraction on that date.
So, who is Minerva?
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Minerva is the goddess of handicrafts, the professions, the arts and — later on — war.
She was one of the Capitoline triad, and associated with Jupiter, the chief Roman and Italian god, and Juno, the chief goddess.
The ride will top out at about 180 feet, Busch Gardens officials have said.
Project 2020 was previously called Madrid, when a 315-foot height waiver and other plans were in effect. Madrid plans were scrapped and Project 2020 was put into its place.
Busch Gardens Fans have speculated it will be a multi-launch Intamin coaster. Ride plans indicate it will have magnets in along multiple sections of track to propel the trains forward.
It will also have 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.