Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Posted February 21, 2010 by Joel in Roller Coaster Wiki

Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens WilliamsburgApollo’s Chariot
Busch Gardens Williamsburg(Web Site)
Williamsburg, Virginia
United States of America
2009 Steel Golden Ticket Awards Rank: 5th (Winners)
2009 Steel Internet Coaster Poll Rank: 16th (Poll Results)


Stats from RCDB
Year Born: 1999
Length: 4,882′
Height: 170′
Drop: 210′
Speed: 73 mph
Duration: 2:15
Max Vertical Angle: 65 Degrees
Designer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Layout: Terrain
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Apollo’s Chariot Images
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Apollo’s Chariot Wikipedia Page
Apollo’s Chariot is the first Bolliger & Mabillard hypercoaster, located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, in James City County, Virginia. Apollo’s Chariot is the first roller coaster to incorporate the “T-shaped” clamshell harness design, which is a type of tight lap restraint rather than an over the shoulder harness, or the traditional “U-shaped” lap bar. This allows the rider to experience more freedom and movement of the body.  Read the full entry.


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Apollo’s Chariot Reviews & Ratings
The Coaster Critic’s Blog
After having not ridden one of my top coasters for over three years I was excited to see that it still shined. All of the pluses that had made it one of favorite roller coasters were still there. Apollo’s Chariot was designed by the legendary Bolliger & Mabillard, it offers one of the airtime-packed rides anywhere… Rating: 10/10 “Superior”

Theme Park Critic
Average Rating: 4.71/5

Coaster Grotto
Average Rating: 8.9/10

Theme Park Insider
Average Rating: 9/10


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