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Busch Gardens’ ‘Pantheon’ is coming along

Construction on Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Pantheon roller coaster is progressing in time for a Spring, 2020 opening. (WYDaily/
Construction on the Pantheon roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is progressing in time to have its first rider this spring. (WYDaily/

Enthusiasts are buzzing as Busch Gardens Williamsburg gets closer to opening Pantheon, a record-breaking roller coaster.

With four launches sending riders forward and backward at speeds up to 73 mph, it’s “the fastest multi-launch coaster in the world,” said Cindy Sarko, a spokeswoman for the theme park.

The ride’s yellow track arrived last October and now is visible over the park towering at up to 180-feet.

One park visitor posted photos to a Busch Gardens Williamsburg fan page Friday showing how construction on the coaster has been progressing.

Pantheon is on track to open this spring, Sarko said.

Busch Gardens announced last July Pantheon’s 3,328-foot track was coming to the Festa Italia village featuring 15 airtime hills, a 95-degree drop, and two inversions during the two-minute ride.

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