InvadR at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Is Now Open

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 7, 2017) – A horde of Viking invaders marched into Busch Gardens® Williamsburg on Friday and christened InvadR™, the park’s first wooden roller coaster.

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An official opening ceremony included a surprise twist when Busch Gardens President David Cromwell’s speech was interrupted by a group of Viking actors led by Magnus The Red.

“It is a day for the brave! A day for the bold! It is a day for the Vikings!” Magnus declared during the “invasion.”

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He later urged his followers, some draped in war paint, capes, weapons and shields, to be among the first to ride InvadR. The invading group included members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula; Fenvald Vikings living history group of Virginia Beach; and select fans who voted online in choosing the name and other elements.

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Park guests also followed Magnus to the ride platform, where they lined up to experience the thrills of Busch Gardens’ eighth roller coaster, located in New France village.

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InvadR packs a lot of excitement with a 74-foot drop, nine air-time hills, two tunnels and speeds reaching nearly 50 miles per hour, Cromwell said.

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He added that the park has a number of award-winning coasters, each offering a unique ride experience guests will only get at Busch Gardens.

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“InvadR undoubtedly will continue that tradition,” Cromwell said. “With a 46-inch height requirement, InvadR is designed as a true family attraction. It’s perfect for children ready to ride their first big coaster – a ‘Ride of Passage,’ if you will. But trust me, this is a big-time thrill.”

Here is a POV of the ride experience:

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