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Griffon

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.

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Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2007 Steel Dive Coaster, Multielement Bolliger & Mabillard
  • Height
    205
    feet
  • Drop
    205
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    90°
    degrees
  • Length
    3,108
    feet
  • Top Speed
    71
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    2
    upside down elements
  • G-force
    4
    G's
  • Ride Time
    3 minutes
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1400
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    6 - 30 passenger
     

Griffon Facts & History

Inversions: 2 Immelmann Loops

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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