This LSM coaster from Premier Rides necessarily has a one-train operation, as the train is launched backwards and forward from the station.  With a total capacity of 18 riders (3 cars seating 2 across in 3 rows), the train is launched forward at the beginning of the ride and rises just short of the twist at the top.  It then launches backwards on a curved track with a stall at the top before being launched forward and navigating a twist in the track.  This is followed by an inline twist, one of the highlights of the ride.  The train banks right and goes through a non-inverting loop before once again racing forward through the loading area and rolling backwards.  It reaches a maximum speed of 62 mph.

I must admit that I didn’t have high expectations of this ride but it certainly exceeded my expectations.  The launch was a blast and the layout of the track resulted in some interesting surprises.  The reversals of direction were somewhat disconcerting in a good way; the inline twist was fabulous.  Tempesto is a welcome addition to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  The ride is short but sweet. 4 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at BGW, visit  Video courtesy of Busch Gardens.