|Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Park section||Festa Italia|
|Opening date||April 25, 2015|
|Type||Steel – Launched|
|Model||Sky Rocket II|
|Lift/launch system||LSM Launch Track|
|Height||150 ft (46 m)|
|Drop||135 ft (41 m)|
|Length||863 ft (263 m)|
|Speed||62 mph (100 km/h)|
|Height restriction||54 in (137 cm)|
|Trains||Single train with 3 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.|
|Tempesto at RCDB|
Pictures of Tempesto at RCDB
Tempesto is a steel roller coaster at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg amusement park located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Built and manufactured by Premier Rides, Tempesto opened on April 25, 2015.
Construction on Tempesto began in Fall 2014. The last piece of track was installed in January 2015. The ride was officially announced on March 21. The ride opened on April 25, 2015.
Tempesto launches out of the station up into a partial twist. The train then falls back through the station, where it is accelerated backwards into another twist. Once again, the train falls back into the station and riders are accelerated to a top speed of 62 miles per hour (100 km/h). It then travels up to a height of 150 feet (46 m) where it completes a non-inverting half-loop, a heartline roll (ranking it among the tallest inversions in the world) before exiting in a second non-inverting half-loop. It then enters a full non-inverting loop before returning to the station.
On June 29, 2015, a 17-year-old girl's shoulder collar came loose during the ride. The park shut down the ride but reopened it fifteen minutes later. It was later stated that the collar was added for guest comfort instead of safety.
- Superman: Ultimate Flight – a similar roller coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
- Crocker, Robb (March 21, 2015). "Busch Gardens announces Tempesto thrill coaster". CBS 6. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
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