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Photos: Verbolten coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The Verbolten name is a play on verboten, German for forbidden. A bolt of lightning figures prominently in the stylized V logo for the ride. (Busch Gardens)
Concept art shows a scene from Verbolten’s back story. Riders will take a scenic drive through the German countryside before unexpectedly detouring down a closed road. (Busch Gardens)
A teaser video for the Verbolten coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg shows a red sports car racing through the forest, dodging obstacles along a fog-shrouded road.  (Busch Gardens)
Inspired by Verbolten’s back story, a sports-car-themed coaster train will take riders through a dark and forbidding forest. (Busch Gardens)
Interweaving track pieces of the Verbolten roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. (Busch Gardens)
The indoor section of the Verbolten roller coaster at Virginia’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (Busch Gardens)
A crane installs Verbolten track pieces on a camelback hill at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (Busch Gardens)
A serpentine section of Verbolten’s track winds through the woods of Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (Busch Gardens)
The highlight of the outdoor section of the Verbolten coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will be an 88-foot drop that sends riders plunging toward the river below.  (Busch Gardens)
Looking down the first drop after the collapsed bridge on the Verbolten roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. (Busch Gardens)
Verbolten is under construction in the Oktoberfest section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Germany’s Zierer is the manufacturer.  (Busch Gardens)
A construction worker installs Verbolten’s track at Virginia’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (Busch Gardens)
The Verbolten multi-launch roller coaster is set to debut at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Spring 2012.  (Busch Gardens)
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