Alpengeist is a coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It is the world’s tallest, continuous circuit, inverted ride at 195 feet. It is somewhat similar to Montu at the other Busch Gardens in Tampa.
Alpengeist’s station is themed to look like a ski lodge. The trains have skis and poles attached to the backs of the cars. The lift hill allows riders to take a look around the park and notice the treetops getting further and further away from their feet. The first drop spirals downward and levels out above a river. An enormous Immelmann inversion comes next. This element is one of the most graceful of any coaster. A vertical loop follows this. There is a straight section of track through a tunnel and into the Cobra Roll. This double inversion is the roughest part of the ride.
After the Cobra Roll there is a short brake run before Alpengeist dives under a covered bridge. A fun Zero-G Roll comes next followed closely by a corkscrew. A tight helix finishes of the ride.
Alpengeist is a great ride! It keeps its intensity up throughout the entire layout. I’m glad I rode it more than once though because my first ride wasn’t too impressing. I am giving it a 9 out of 10.
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