Busch Gardens will take guests on a new journey in 2013
with their pulse-pounding roller coasters, sensational family attractions and
the return of exciting seasonal events.
climbing to an Alpine high 195 feet, riders are hurtled through six staggering
inversions at speeds up to 67 miles per hour. Consistently voted one of the top
10 steel coasters in the world.
Chariot, Like the Olympian sun god, Apollo's Chariot races toward daring heights, only to
dazzle riders on the way back down with one of the smoothest, fastest trails
DarKastle, What begins as an enchanted sleigh ride ends in a
bone-chilling chase packed with dizzying drops, surprise twists, and such
sensational 3-D visuals, you won't believe your eyes.
Pompeii, Hold on tight as a leisurely boat ride through the ruins of
this great city suddenly turns explosive. One rumble from the mighty mountain
and the race to escape from Pompeii is on.
the bravest of ride warriors and challenge yourself to the 205-foot, 90-degree,
75 mph free fall. Some say that just waiting your turn to ride Griffon® is a
heart-pounding experience in itself, as you anticipate the moment of that
cliffhanger drop on this tour de force roller coaster by B&M. Spectators
get in on the fun, too, with thrilling vantage points and one serious soak zone
kids love.Loch Ness
Beneath the thick mist of an old Scottish Loch, an ancient
sea creature swam undisturbed for generations. More than 30 years ago, this
creature was awakened -- right here at Busch Gardens®. Now a classic, it's easy
to see why Loch Ness Monster® is still one of the most popular rides in our
park's history. This interlocking, double-looping coaster stretches a monstrous
13 stories tall before racing those who challenge it down a 114-foot drop, with
speeds as fast as 60 miles per hour.
Mäch Tower, the
highest ride in Busch Gardens®. It’s 240 feet of adrenaline-pulsing thrills
with a view of the park and surrounding countryside you have to see to believe.
That is, if you can keep your eyes open.Verbolten,
German tourist center serves as the ride entrance and as the launching point
for an autobahn touring experience. An unexpected detour launches riders into
the verboten Black Forest. A lightningfast, multi-sensory dash through the dark
and foreboding woods ends with a terrifying 88-foot plunge toward the Rhine
River that will leave everyone breathless. Luckily, this exhilarating ride
leads right back to the fun and the festivities of Oktoberfest.
Jr., Put your little ones in the driver's seat for some bumper cars
fun that's just their speed.
Baron, Slip your pre-school pilots into the cockpit of a World War I
fighter plane and watch their spirits soar.Elephant Run,
Rock your little ones' day with this sized-down bobsled ride that
isn't sized down on fun.
Alpine Express, Join Grover on Busch Gardens' family-friendly roller
coaster inside Sesame Street Forest of Fun. This 600-foot-long coaster is 24
feet tall and just right for the little riders who are ready for their first
roller coaster ride.
Land of the
Dragons, Enter a whimsical little mythological land where we've
stored up a ton of fun for our youngest Busch Gardens' guests. Land of the
Dragons® will keep your little ones entertained for as long you'd like to stay.
Junior riders get to saddle up on one of the world-famous
Clydesdales for this popular carousel style ride.
Elmo's Spire, Rise up above Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ on
Prince Elmo's Spire and get a good look around—then grab on as you start a
bouncing trip back to ground level.
Street Forest of Fun, Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ is just for
children and their families. This area features family-friendly rides and
playgrounds. Kids can meet their favorite Sesame Street character and get their
picture taken with them as well.
Balloons, Find yourself wishing you were a kid again as you watch
your young ones float up, down and around on this whimsical expression of
Gliders, Watch the wide smiles on your kids grow wider as they enjoy
a sweeping ride on this delightful flying machine.
Karussel, Come and be charmed by the beauty and bounce of this
antique carousel. Restored to its original condition, our Herschell Carousel
lets your family choose from 36 hand-carved ponies and two double-bench
chariots. Experience the same sweet breezes and fun that families have enjoyed
since the earliest days of amusement park rides.
Wirbelwindchen, Let your young ones enjoy
some smaller-scale soaring on this pint-sized version of a swing ride classic.
Make a visit to Eagle Ridge and meet some gutsy survivors. Each of
our American Bald Eagles has come back from injuries that left them unable to
survive on their own in the wild. Hear their inspiring stories and feel the
sense of awe that travels with these iconic and majestic birds.Highland
Spend some time at Highland Stables and take part in a
celebration of centuries old Scottish traditions. Interact with blackface sheep
and their border collie guardians. Enjoy demonstrations of traditional herding
and hunting methods. Our regal Clydesdales are waiting there to say hello, too.
Wild Reserve, Take a look into the world of endangered and exotic
animals at Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve. Get up-close views of animals in natural
habitats and learn the importance of caring for places in the wild where these
animals still make their homes.
Glen, Stroll through Lorikeet Glen and make a bunch of new friends
as colorful birds glide down to greet you from the branches of this
fascinating, free-flight aviary.
See the animal presentation, The Secret Life of Predators, where rats, raptors,
wolves and foxes give you a glimpse into their elusive lives.
Look beyond the haunting calls and piercing eyes of the mysterious
gray wolf and let Wolf Valley show you the fiercely loyal, vital and
irreplaceable animals who have been both feared and revered throughout time.
Learn what you can do to help these important ancestors to modern day canines
survive and thrive, too.
Glory at the
Gardens, May 19;
June 30; Aug. 18; Sept. 1. One of our most popular events returns with a sensational
lineup of the top contemporary Christian and gospel artists.
Gardens Live, May 12,
25-26; Aug. 17, 24-25, 31. Busch Gardens heats up the stage with sizzling concerts
from some of today's hottest performing artists, including pop, classic, rock
July 1- Aug. 11. Be amazed by the nightly fireworks spectacular. Experience
thrilling rides under the stars. And enjoy larger-than-life entertainment,
music and more.
Sept. 13- Oct. 27 (Fri.,
Sat. & Sun.). Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream is rising to a whole new
Town, Nov. 22- Dec. 31 (Select
evenings and hours). Come to Christmas Town™ and experience Christmas time like
never before. Share in a unique celebration featuring seasonal stage shows,
tourist attractions, and special Christmas shopping, all happening in the glow
of more than 6 million twinkling lights.
For more information, please call (800) 343-7946 OR visit BUSCHGARDENS.COM/VA.