All-new terrifying coaster repeatedly stops when the wind hits

On March 25, Busch Gardens Williamsburg will open Pantheon, its brand new multi-launch beer coaster.

Credit: Busch Gardens

Busch said the Hall of Fame is one of the most anticipated attractions to open in 2022, bundling it with coasters such as Iron Gwazi at their Tampa Park, Icebreaker at SeaWorld Orlando, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Walt Disney World Resort, which is set to open in May after a Disney executive leaked the information on Twitter.

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Credit: Busch Gardens

The company describes the ride as follows: “Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch roller coaster, will officially launch at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg on March 25, 2022. Members will have exclusive opportunities to ride on select dates, now – March 13! Harnessing all the speed and strength of five of the greatest Roman gods, this record-breaking coaster stands 180 feet tall with a top speed of 73 mph, and features a 95° drop, 4 launches, 5 airtime hills and 2 inversions. “With such insane stats, it looks like the coaster can rival some of the most exciting in the world, including the recently launched Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Credit: Busch Gardens

At this time, the attraction may not be available to guests, but until March 13, members can ride the attraction before everyone else! Whenever a new ride is introduced, misfires are to be expected, but yesterday turned out to be a tough day for the new coaster. BGWFans (@BGWFans) was on the scene yesterday, documenting all the weather-related issues that caused Pantheon to close. Below we can see that the coaster closed several times due to the wind.

The Pantheon is once again out of wind

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We can also see that there were technical issues with the coaster that caused more downtime, and a much longer line than expected, even with only members at nearly two hours.

After a brief technical interruption a few minutes ago, the Pantheon is open again EXCLUSIVELY FOR VOUCHER HOLDERS. Considering the huge queue and the park closing at 6pm, reruns seem VERY unlikely today. People are told that the current line is one hour and 45 minutes long.

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And below you can see another wind closure incident that caused the line to continue to grow.

Yeah. Longest line I’ve seen to date and the Pantheon just closed AGAIN for the wind.

It was also noted that guests should worry about being too tall for this ride, as opposed to the typical worry about being too short.

Some information from someone who is on the height limit for Pantheon. It seems like a deeply frustrating situation. Also, I guess you should invest in water shoes if you are close to the limit.

Wallin Ballin (@wallin_ballin) took to Twitter to show that even the wait time signage has some minor issues, posting a two year wait time for the ride!

I mean….. technically these people were waiting two full years for this to open…. So…. They are not wrong.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg located in Virginia is a fantastic theme park for those looking for thrills. Apollo’s Chariot, Verbolten, Invadr, Griffon, Tempesto, The Lock Ness Monster, and Escape From Pompeii are some of my favorite rides I’ve enjoyed in the park. Hopefully Pantheon will be able to sort out any issues as the opening date nears.

What do you think of Pantheon? Let us know in the comments below!

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