April Construction Update: Finnegan's Flyer & Cutback Water CoasterApril 1, 2019
Check out the progress on our two all-new attractions opening in May 2019
Can’t wait for the May openings of Finnegan’s Flyer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Cutback Water Coaster at Water Country USA? We know the feeling. Until then, we’ve got you covered with construction updates for both rides.
This gallery includes images from both construction sites as crews get the rides ready for their debut. And don’t forget to watch the latest Cutback Water Coaster Surf Report and Finnegan’s Flyer World News Report videos featuring the new rides.
Finnegan's Flyer Construction
A crane lifts one of Finnegan's Flyer's large tower base pieces into place. The bases were fabricated and painted off site at the ride manufacturer in Utah.
Construction crews work near the top of Finnegan's Flyer's tower base. The ride's two base parts are bridged by a giant arch at the top.
Finnegan's Flyer is located in the Ireland village with views of the train bridge and the Griffon roller coaster (right), among other rides. Here, wood decking is being constructed for the ride's queue line.
Busch Gardens guests will have an up close view of Finnegan's Flyer as they enter and leave the Ireland village via the Killarney Bridge.
Inside one of Finnegan's Flyer's tower bases.
Finnegan’s Flyer construction is near completion at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The Screamin’ Swing is scheduled to open on May 3.
Cutback Water Coaster Construction
Cutback Water Coaster construction is near completion at Water Country USA. This is the view underneath one of the ride's colorful saucer features.
Cutback Water Coaster's deck was reused from Meltdown, a previous attraction located in the same spot. The top of the deck was refurbished for the new ride.
A bird's eye view of Cutback Water Coaster (right). Vanish Point (left) and Nitro Racer (top left) are also in view.
Crews work on one of Cutback Water Coaster's propulsion features.
A closer look at one of Cutback Water Coaster's propulsion features.