Busch Gardens Williamsburg recently released a new teaser video for their highly anticipated 2012 roller coaster, Verbolten. It’s basically an extension of the 30 second teaser that the park released last fall.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new teaser video: The Verbolten Experience
As some hoped, it looks like there may be a reference to our dearly departed Big Bad Wolf. You can see glowing eyes in the dark forest and what may be a wolf leaping out at you. There’s also bats flying overhead, weather changes, and an avalanche of rocks. There’s some kind of mechanical monster that I was hoping was going to breath fire (Drachen Fire’s ghost) and scariest of all a pack of creepy gnomes!
If Verbolten can deliver on a multi-sensory experience close to this teaser, then I think they’ve got a winner. I can’t think of a roller coaster that has this much going on and a that fun dive to the Rhine River that we’ve seen come together. It’s a short teaser, but I’m glad that the park put something out.
Verbolten Construction Update
BGWFans has been all over construction of Verbolten. Thanks to the park’s winter event Christmas Town, coaster geeks have been able to get a peak at the ride’s progress well into the off-season. The event building where the drop track was spottedwas enclosed some time ago. And last month, the track for the dive to the river was completed.
Check out these construction photos on the BGW Fans’ latest blog post here:Verbolten construction photos.
Thoughts on Verbolten’s Family Appeal
Reminder to some of you thrill junkies that might be a little underwhelmed by the ride (as seen in these poll results). Stop for a second and think of the warm and fuzzies you get when you remember your first roller coaster. Even better, read some of the comments on this post: Your First Roller Coaster Ride. Thousands and thousands of kids may have this ‘family thrill ride’ as their first bigger coaster ride. If the prospect of something like Universal Studios Mummy’s Revenge doesn’t excite you, then at least think of the kids! I guess as a 32 year old father of two that’s far from his first roller coaster ride, my perspective on family rides has evolved a bit.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of the video? Have your expectations for Verbolten gone up, down, or stayed the same? Leave a comment below. Construction photo courtesy of BGWFans.