With lands themed to several nations in western Europe, Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened in 1975 as Busch Gardens: The Old Country, switching to its current name in 1992 before a brief change to Busch Gardens Europe from 2006-08.
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A 3,328-foot Intamin coaster featuring four launches, two inversions, a maximum height of 180 feet, a 95-degree drop, and a top speed of 72 mph. Height requirement: 52 inches
A 3,828-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 170-foot drop, top speed of 67 mph and six inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 4,882-foot Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a 210-foot drop and top speed of 73 mph. Height requirement: 52 inches
A 3,108-foot Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster with a 200-foot drop, top speed of 71 mph and two inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Loch Ness Monster
A 3,240-foot Arrow custom looping coaster with a 114-foot drop and top speed of 60 mph. Known for its unique, interlocking vertical loops over the water, Nessie is getting a partial track rebuild for the 2024 season. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,835-foot Zierer coaster themed to a drive through the Bavarian forest, with an 88-foot drop and top speed of 53 mph. (Follow the link for a spoiler that might be needed for sensitive riders.) Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,118-foot Great Coasters International wooden coaster with a 74-foot drop and top speed of 48 mph. Height requirement: 46 inches
A four-launch indoor Intamin coaster, with a top speed of 36 mph, built within King Ludwig's abandoned fortress from the old Curse of DarKastle ride. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 863-foot-long, 150-foot tall Premier Rides Sky Rocket II coaster, with a multi-pass LSM launch and top speed of 62 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
In addition to these "grown-up" coasters, Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers Grover's Alpine Express, a Zierer Force coaster in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun children's land.
Note that certain attractions below might be open only on weekends.
Sesame Street Forest of Fun - children's play area
Escape from Pompeii - shoot-the-chutes flume ride
The Battering Ram - swinging boat
The Flying Machine - scrambler
Roman Rapids - river rapids ride
Turkish delight - teacup spinner
The Trade Wind - Musik Express ride
Der Autobahn - bumper cars
Der Wirbelwind - wave swinger
Kinder Karussel - carousel
Rhine River Cruise - boat ride
Land of the Dragons - children's playground
Le Scoot - log flume ride
Le Catapult - scrambler
Celtic Fyre - highly recommended show, featuring Irish music and step dancing
Finnegan's Flyer - an S&S Screamin' Swing with a height of 80 feet and speed of 45 mph.