This page is dedicated to consolidating all of the available information regarding Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new-for-2020 Intamin multi-launch roller coaster, Pantheon.


Pantheon Basics

Pantheon is a new Roman-god-themed, Intamin-made, steel roller coaster which is slated to open in the Spring of 2020. Notable features of the ride include four launch experiences (three forward, one backwards), a fast-track switch which will change the layout of the coaster while the train is in motion, a 180 foot, beyond vertical dive down towards the park’s the Rhine River, a handful of outer-banked airtime hills, a wall stall, and two inversions—a zero-G winder and an inverted airtime hill.


Pantheon Fact Sheet

  • Attraction Type: Multi-Launch Coaster
  • Manufacturer: Intamin
  • Length: 3,328 feet—4,200-ish feet counting repeated segments
  • Height: 178 feet
  • Drop: 180 feet
  • Speed: 72.5 mph
  • Launches: 4
  • Inversions: 2
  • Vertical Angle: 95°
  • Duration: 2:30 (?) (Media told 150 seconds, fact sheet says 2 min)
  • Trains: 2 trains of 5 cars each
    • Riders arranged 2 across in 2 rows
    • Total of 20 riders per train
  • Colors: Gold Track & Silver Supports (?) (Working to confirm)

Promotional Video


Pantheon Ride Logo


Pantheon Layout

First up, we have the official Pantheon layout image provided by Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It doesn’t provide much in the way of details, but likely does help people understand the relative height of a lot of the elements involved.

Pantheon Roller Coaster 3D Layout

We may be a bit bias here, but we think our layout map based on the Project 2020 schematics we leaked back in March is still far more useful than the park-provided one above. Hence, we’re including our depiction below, followed by a key detailing everything you’re looking at.

  • Along the coaster’s layout….
    • Blue sections are your normal, everyday coaster track
    • Green track segments are launches
    • Orange areas are brakes
    • Black dots are coaster footers
    • Gray lines are the attraction’s supports
  • In the entry area for the ride…
    • Black rectangles are buildings
    • Khaki areas are guest pathways
    • Brown sections are ramps/bridges
    • Tan represents the attraction’s queue
  • Pantheon roller coaster elements…
    • #1: Station
    • #2: S-Curves (Left, Right, Left)
    • #3: 36 mph First Launch
    • #4: First Inversion: Zero-G Winder
    • #5: High-Speed Turn (Right)
    • #6: Outward-Banked Curve (Left)
    • #7: Outward-Banked Curve (Right)
    • #8: High-Speed Track Switch
    • #9: Three-Part Second Launch Segment with Airtime Hill
      • 50 mph Forward Launch
      • 61 mph Backwards Launch
      • 67 mph Forward Launch
    • #10: 178 Foot Vertical Spike
    • #11: Top Hat
    • #12: 180 Foot, 95° Drop Towards the Rhine River
    • #13: High-Speed Turn (Right)
    • #14: Outward-Banked Airtime Hill
    • #15: High-Speed Turn (Right)
    • #16: 2nd Inversion: Inverted Airtime Hill
    • #17: High-Speed Turn (Left)
    • #18: S-Curve (Right, Left)
    • #19: Wall Stall
    • #20: Final Brake Run
  • Pantheon station area elements…
    • A: Pantheon Entry Bridge Over Festa Station
    • B: Pantheon Ride Lockers
    • C: New Guest Pathway to Pantheon
    • D: Pantheon Queue
    • E: Maintenance Switch Track
    • F: Maintenance Storage Track
    • G: Ride Electrical/Controls Building

History of Project 2020

Pantheon was previously known to our readers as Project 2020 or MMXX and replaced the long-rumored Project Madrid in Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s attraction audition timeline. For more background on the (long and complicated) history of Pantheon, check out these three links: the Project 2020 Rumor Tracker, our post leaking the Project 2020 schematics, and lastly, our post about the death of Project Madrid.