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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Ride Status


Opening Date

March 11, 1997

Top Ride Speed

67 mph / 108 km/h

Length (Time)


Minimum Height

54 Inches / 137 cm

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Last Update

February 29, 2016


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German villagers have long told stories about a legendary snow beast they call Alpengeist®, the Ghost of the Alps. Like any good ghost story, it's what you don't see coming that scares you the most. Meet Alpengeist. One of the tallest, fastest, most insane coasters in the world. Before you can say "boo," the floor drops beneath your feet.

The surprises have begun.

What comes next is what many coaster enthusiasts still call the ride of a lifetime. After climbing to an Alpine high 195 feet, riders are hurtled through six staggering inversions at speeds up to 67 miles per hour.

Consistently voted one of the top 10 steel coasters in the world, it's the spirit of the Alpengeist® that will haunt you long after you are finally released from its power.

Ride Rating


Awesome Level: 90% - 2 votes
Unique Factor: 100% - 2 votes
Rider Comfort: 90% - 2 votes
Themed Queue: 95% - 2 votes
Theming & Story: 92.5% - 2 votes

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