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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Set amid a French village, Griffon carries riders up 205 feet, then hurtles them 90 degrees straight down at 70 mph. And that's just the beginning. Griffon evokes the power and speed of a mythical bird that is part eagle and part lion. It plunges, twists and turns - giving riders an adrenaline-pumping adventure that's unlike any coaster experience in the world.

Griffon will be the tallest dive coaster in the world; the first floorless dive coaster, and the first to incorporate two Immelmann loops, a second 130-foot dive and one water splash down feature. Griffon offers over-the-edge excitement on more than half a mile of steel track and will become the centerpiece of Busch Gardens' Europe's French section.

Related: See Griffon Pictures

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2007 Steel Dive Coaster, Multielement Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

Angle Of Descent: 90 degrees Drop: 205 feet
G-force: 4 G's Height: 205 feet
Inversions: 2 Length: 3,108 feet
Trains: 6 - 30 passenger Ride Time: 3 minutes
Top Speed: 71 mph

Griffon Facts

Inversions: 2 Immelmann Loops

Train has three cars with one row each, seating ten abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,400 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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