Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Amusement park in the United States

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 16, 1975
Owner SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Area 250 acres (101.2 hectares)
Website https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a theme park and zoo located in James City County, Virginia, USA, about 3 miles southeast of Williamsburg. Opened on May 16, 1975, it is themed after the history and culture of old-world Europe. It is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is known for its small but highly acclaimed collection of roller coasters. The park has frequently won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Landscaping and has formerly been known as Busch Gardens: The Old Country and Busch Gardens Europe.

Roller coasters

Present (10)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Alpengeist Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1997 Operating
Apollo's Chariot Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper 1999 Operating
DarKoaster Intamin Launched
2023 Operating
Griffon Bolliger & Mabillard Diving 2007 Operating
Grover's Alpine Express Zierer Family 2009 Operating
InvadR Great Coasters International Wooden
2017 Operating
Loch Ness Monster Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1978 Under Refurbishment
Pantheon Intamin Launched 2022 Operating
Tempesto Premier Rides Launched 2015 Operating
Verbolten Zierer Launched 2012 Operating

Past (6)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Bad Wolf Arrow Dynamics Suspended 1984 2009 Scrapped
Das Kätzchen Unknown Kiddie 1976 1984 Scrapped
Die Wildkatze Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1976 1983 Relocated to Playland Park
Drachen Fire Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1992 1998 Scrapped
Glissade Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1975 1985 Relocated to Selva Mágica
Wild Maus Mack Rides Wild Mouse 1996 2003 Relocated to Busch Gardens Tampa as Sand Serpent



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Aeronaut Sky Ride Von Roll Ropeway 1975
Battering Ram Intamin Pirate Ship 1980
Battle for Eire Reflectone Simulator 2018
Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure Zamperla Junior Log Flume 1994
Bug-a-Dug Eyerly Aircraft Company Roundabout 1979
Busch Gardens Railway Unknown Miniature Railway 1975
Der Roto Baron Bradley & Kaye Junior Jets 1976
Der Wirbelwind Zierer Waveswinger 1976
Elephant Run Venture Rides Junior Himalaya 1987
Escape from Pompeii Intamin Shoot The Chute 1995
Finnegan's Flyer S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2019
Flutter Sputter Zamperla Junior Jets 1994
Flying Machine Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 1980
Le Catapult Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1975
Le Scoot Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1975
Little Balloons Bradley & Kaye Balloon Race 1980
Little Gliders Bradley & Kaye Junior Jets 1981
Oscar's Whirly Worms Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2009
Prince Elmo's Spire Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2009
Roman Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1988
Trade Wind Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1987
Turkish Delight Mack Rides Tea Cups 1987


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Curse of DarKastle Oceaneering Entertainment Systems Tracked Dark Ride 2005 2017 Scrapped
Da Vinci's Cradle Zierer Flying Carpet 1983 2022 Scrapped
Eggery Deggery Zamperla Junior Ferris Wheel 1994 2018 Scrapped
Gladiator's Gauntlet Vekoma Canyon Trip 1988 1993 Scrapped
Le Mans Raceway Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1975 2006 Scrapped
Mäch Tower Moser's Rides Drop Tower 2011 2023 Scrapped
Sea Dragon Mack Rides Sea Storm 1987 1998 Scrapped

Amusement parks operated by United Parks & Resorts