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Griffon features
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
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  • Producer Land
    Producer Land 1 month ago

    First Drop Capacity Nice surprise!

    This ride holds a special place in my heart. Being my first dive coaster I could not believe something like this existed! I was lucky as that day I got to ride it 8 times since Busch Gardens was not that busy! That 90 degree drop after hanging for 8 seconds is so intense I can't even explain it. Not to mention if you like smooth rides this thing is beyond elegant! Highly recommend!

  • Christofer Kofod
    Christofer Kofod 1 month ago

    First Drop Fun Too short

    The Drop is Great and Very Fun. The Drop off the Midcourse is Great but the Rest Does Not do much for me.

  • Clementine Northcutt

    Airtimes First Drop Comfort Too short

    When I first went on this, I was a bit nervous, but LOVED it. That first drop felt like I was diving and the speed was incredible. Rode in the edge seat so there was no track below me.

  • seth w.
    seth w. 1 month ago

    First Drop Capacity Too short Disappointing!

    Maybe dive coasters just aren't for me but I did not enjoy this. Way too short and the mid course breaks brought the train almost to a stop. It's just a drop and an immelmann, then another smaller drop and immelmann then a forceless helix and you're done. Really wish this thing had more going on. Very much a one trick pony.

  • Wyatt Flynn
    Wyatt Flynn 6 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Masterpiece Too short

    Griffon is a masterpiece! My only con is the short duration. Everything else is fantastic!

  • LolUrDad !
    LolUrDad ! 6 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Inversions Too short

    The two drops, especially the first, give amazing ejector in the back. Dives seriously have some of the most tingly drops out there. I especially love this one and SheiKra for having the old school restraints. The midcourse drop is great, too. I also love the floaty inversions, and there are even some other airtime moments in there, making me prefer it over SheiKra. It is a little short, though.

  • Patrick Elwood
    Patrick Elwood 8 months ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness Too short

    I think dive coasters are very underrated. People complain about the first drop being the only good part on these rides and that the rest is just filler. But the layout doesn't feel like it has to much filler at all. The inversions were fun and I even thought the second drop was good.

  • Josh R.
    Josh R. 9 months ago

    First Drop Harness Smoothness

    Haven't been on too many dive coasters but this is definitely my favorite one. Love love love the splashdown feature

  • Capital Coasters
    Capital Coasters 10 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Intensity Too short

    This is the best dive that I've ridden by a fair amount and probably the best one out there. Both drops gives some awesome sustained ejector, the valleys and Immelmanns are really intense and those flips out of the inversions even give some floater. There are also some surprisingly good ejector pops in the second half to compliment that unique splashdown element. While it is a shorter ride it does what it needs to very well.

  • Unworthy Rider
    Unworthy Rider 10 months ago

    Airtimes Fun Smoothness

    With all due respect to Valravn, this is the king of the dive coasters. The smoothest coaster I’ve ever ridden, combined with placement in the park, perfect air, and a splashdown where you feel some drops on the final turn. This coaster leaves me grinning throughout the entire ride.

  • Jordan Pelaez
    Jordan Pelaez 10 months ago

    First Drop

    Dive coasters are great with these restraints and boring with the vest ones , therefore this one is great

  • Mr. Roller Coasters
    Mr. Roller Coasters 11 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Fun

    Awesome airtime on this riding including the inversions! Best dive I've ridden.

  • Carter Eckhart
    Carter Eckhart 11 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Fun

    This ride surprised me so much. The restraints make such a big difference. The airtime is so good especially on the speed hills at the end.

  • Jimbob Coasters

    Airtimes Capacity Too short

    Is very fun great airtime.

  • Coaster Nut
    Coaster Nut 1 year ago

    First Drop Disappointing!

    Like most drop coasters, the drops are the only great parts. The rest of the ride always seems like filler.

  • Solar Winds
    Solar Winds 1 year ago

    Airtimes First Drop Smoothness

    The first drop is awesome and it provides excellent floater airtime. There are moments of strong positive Gs as well. It is also extremely photogenic and is fun to just watch from the outside. It was my first dive coaster and it did not disappoint.

  • Brendan B.
    Brendan B. 1 year ago

    First Drop Intensity Smoothness

    It was so many years ago but there was a hurricane coming in. The park was empty but still open. When the rain started to really come down my dad and I decided to marathon this one before they decided to close the park. All the rain in my face kept me from seeing what was going on, but the thrill was incredible. The ride operator made me go through the queue again after three times around. My dad didn't want to go any more because it was so intense, but I lapped back for another three rounds. Would have kept going, but the rain let up so my dad wanted to move on. It will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Travis W.
    Travis W. 1 year ago

    First Drop Layout

    Solid Dive coaster. The main flaw is the short layout as is for most dive coasters.

  • Trim Brakes 2006

    First Drop Location Fun Too short

    People hate on dive coasters, but this coaster shows that dive coasters can be great rides. Hanging over the first drop is always fun, and if your sitting in the back row with room on your restraint, Those drops give the best moments of floater I've experienced. The vallies are decently intense. The inversions are somewhat whippy. The second half has fun floater moments, and the splash down is a cool feature. For a short one Trick pony, this ride is very well rounded.

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 1 year ago

    First Drop Harness Layout

    Very good dive. I really enjoy these massive machines despite all the hate they get. This and SheiKra have the traditional OTSRs that allow you to get amazing floater down the drop. The immelman is a great second element and the dive loop is solid as well. The splashdown is also a nice touch. I prefer SheiKra slightly as it feels a little more intense but I definitely like this more then Valravn.

  • Inverted Thrills

    Airtimes First Drop Harness

    This ride is incredible. Those 2 drops are fantastic and provide some excellent airtime. Also, somehow this ride gives airtime in weird places such as going into the MCBR, the pullouts of the 2 immelmans, and the 2 speed hills. The pullout of the first drop is also quite forceful. I've ridden both this and valravn and I have to say the main difference is the restraints. I've always loved the B&M OTSRs because of how free they make you feel while still being OTSRs. This is especially prevelant on this ride because the OTSRs let you experience all the excellent airtime this ride has to offer. Overall, this is an excellent ride and I really wish B&M would go back to putting OTSRs on their dives but I know they sadly will not

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 2 years ago


    I always knew I liked Griffon. Its one my most ridden coasters having marathon'd the beast several times over the past few years, but it seems to be getting better. After riding Valravn on a friday and following it up with Griffon the next day I realized what many have said to be true; Griffon is the superior dive machine, and im sure its sibling in Florida is very similar. Griffon does everything a dive should do and has plenty of air, smoothness, perfect retraints, and is a real looker. Its just so simple and so good.

  • Chase W.
    Chase W. 2 years ago

    First Drop Capacity Smoothness Theming

    This B&M beauty is a great night ender at BGW. Super smooth, big fat Immelmann's. The two drops are the sweetest in the park. This thing gives Apollos Chariot a run for its money in the marathoning department. Seems to get better every year too. That little pop of air into the splash down is super cute. I get wet during that part in more ways than one.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 3 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Smoothness Theming

    Griffon is a very fun coaster, but on the lower spectrum for dive coasters for me. Sure, the extra inversion is nice, but that's the only thing it has over SheiKra. The area isn't nearly as well landscaped, there are no tunnels, and no moments of significant positive Gs. The back row doesn't give significant floater air on the inversions, either. These are things the ride lacks that SheiKra does not. Plus, while it's a nitpick, the water splash hitting another piece of track annoys me and is way less picturesque than its older cousin. Still, the drops give great airtime in the back and the ride is scenic and fun.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 3 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Too short

    Griffon is very fun. The first drop, both in the hanging aspect, and just as a drop, is amazing. Both inversions are outstanding too. Griffon meanders at the end a bit, and it's pretty short, but Griffon is a good ride.

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    mokume disney 3 years ago

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    Rags Aki 3 years ago

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  • Doyle Rudolph
    Doyle Rudolph 3 years ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness Too short

    Having ridden Valravn, I didn't expect much from another dive machine. I found this one surprisingly fun, with a much more interesting layout; the longer holding brake makes the drop more thrilling as well, while the splashdown makes for an epic finale.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 4 years ago

    First Drop Intensity Too short

    8.5 out of 10. it is all in the vert angle of 90 degree drop, nice layout just too short of a ride. little better than Sheikra.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 4 years ago

    Airtimes First Drop Location Too short Intensity

    Griffon is my new favorite dive coaster, besting both Valravn and SheiKra. It’s a floaty and fun coaster that doesn’t offer a lot in the way of intensty, but the two vertical drops and airtime hill into the splashdown provide some GREAT floater airtime! The first immelmann has some hangtime, and Griffon’s looming stature over the rest of the park makes this iconic coaster hard to miss. The location right along the Rhine river compliments this coaster, and makes for an even more thrilling second dive. Also, I got to ride Griffon with some Premier Rides employees! =)

  • Pidge L.
    Pidge L. 4 years ago

    First Drop Harness Smoothness Theming Layout

    Very fun! Better than Valravn IMO. Forceful, fun, front row is the best.

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    BranFlakes 14 hours ago
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    Jerry Shikhman 15 hours ago
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    Fury Dragster 1 day ago

    First Drop Smoothness

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    connie 1 month ago

    First Drop Too short

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    Ian Bortz 1 month ago
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    Greyson Smith 1 month ago

    First Drop Capacity Smoothness Too short

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    Hunter Seborowski 2 months ago

    First Drop Too short

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    Brendan L. 3 months ago
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    Jack McWilliams 5 months ago

    First Drop Inversions Duration

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    Tim Smith 5 months ago
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    A.j. Hummel 5 months ago
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    Duncan G. 7 months ago

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    jovialethan123 9 months ago
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    Axel Terenos74 9 months ago

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    Zach Gibson 9 months ago

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    First Drop Intensity Layout

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    Coaster Delta 1 year ago
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    Dennis P. 1 year ago
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    Cdub 1 year ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness

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    Alexandre CF 1 year ago

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    Andrew E. 2 years ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness Too short

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    手取Fishland 3 years ago

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    Simon M. 3 years ago

    First Drop Fun Hangtime Intensity

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    Nicolas R. 4 years ago

    First Drop Nice surprise! Location Too short

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    Florian Blond 5 years ago
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    Victor Humbert 5 years ago
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    Guigui TOUTAIN 5 years ago

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    Olivier P. 5 years ago

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