Grover's Alpine Express

Grover's Alpine Express is a sleigh-themed Zierer junior roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Grover's Alpine Express
Grover's Alpine Express 1.jpg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
LocationBusch Gardens Williamsburg
Park sectionSesame Street's Forest of Fun
Coordinates37°14′10″N 76°38′40″W / 37.23611°N 76.64444°W / 37.23611; -76.64444Coordinates: 37°14′10″N 76°38′40″W / 37.23611°N 76.64444°W / 37.23611; -76.64444
Opening dateApril 3, 2009
General statistics
TypeSteel – Junior
ModelForce - 190
Height24 ft (7.3 m)
Length600 ft (180 m)
Speed26.5 mph (42.6 km/h)
Height restriction38 in (97 cm)
Grover's Alpine Express at RCDB
Pictures of Grover's Alpine Express at RCDB

Ride layoutEdit

Once the coaster train exits the station, It makes a left hand, 180 degree turn and climbs the 24-foot (7.3 m), tire driven lift hill. Once at the top, the train travels a few feet of straight track before dropping 22.5 feet (6.9 m) at a 45 degree angle. The train then travels up a tight, left banked, 540 degree, upwards helix. The train then enters a hill that crosses over a guest pathway. After that the train travels through a tight, right banked, 360 degree, downwards helix. The train then re-enters the station and is stopped by the magnetic brakes.

See alsoEdit

  • Air Grover, a similar roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamburg's sister park, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay