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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New for 2023
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
The new coaster for 2022 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is Pantheon, 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
› Read Russell Meyer's review of Pantheon.
A 4,882-foot Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a 210-foot drop and top speed of 73 mph. Height requirement: 52 inches
A 3,828-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 170-foot drop, top speed of 67 mph and six inversions. Height requirement: 54 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
› Read Russell Meyer's review of Verbolten.
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.
Other notable attractions include Escape from Pompeii, a shoot-the-chutes flume ride; Le Scoot Log Flume, the Mach Tower drop ride, the Rhine River boat ride, and Finnegan's Flyer, a Screamin' Swing with a height of 80 feet and speed of 45 mph.
Our top recommended show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is Celtic Fyre★ ★ ★, a celebration of Irish music, dance, and culture.
Celtic Fyre. Photo courtesy Busch Gardens
Cafeteria serving German food, often with an Oktoberfest show playing
Counter service barbecue located in New France
Marco Polo's Marketplace
Market-style Italian food, often accompanied by live entertainment
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is located off Interstate 64, about five miles south of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.