Top 5 Thrill Rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Top 5 Thrill Rides
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the best theme parks on the East Coast for its array of rides, attractions, entertainment and more. From the kid-friendly rides to the world-class entertainment, there’s so much to do when you visit. If you’re looking for a thrilling experience, you won’t want to miss a chance to ride Busch Gardens’ adrenaline-pumping rides.
Top 5 Thrill Rides at Busch Gardens
These rides have earned the highest thrill level at Busch Gardens and have earned a spot on Ranker.com’s list of Busch Gardens rides. Here are the top five thrill rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Experience thrills, both indoors and outdoors, as you race through the Black Forest. This roller coaster features three scenes. Walk through a German tourist center before taking your seat in the ride car. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you ride through the wooded area of the park, then into total darkness. The Black Forest has all sorts of surprises waiting for you, including flashing lights, twists, turns and a surprise you won’t see coming.
The Apollo’s Chariot roller coaster begins with a slow climb 210 feet into the air. The pre-drop is just the start. Hold on as you suddenly drop at a 65-degree angle. The elevated seats create a free-flight sensation as you reach speeds of up to 73 miles per hour along almost 5,000 feet of track. Plummet over air-time hills, through twists, turns and drops, as you ride this award-winning hypercoaster.
When you board Griffon, watch as the floor drops and the gates open. Busch Gardens’ floorless dive coaster boasts a 205-foot, 90-degree drop. Before the drop, take in the bird’s-eye view of the park, then plummet straight down at 75 miles per hour. The Griffon offers a heart-pounding experience using two loops, two vertical drops and a splash down.
Experience six inversions as you ride the Alpengeist inverted roller coaster. When you board, the floor is removed from beneath your feet, allowing your legs to dangle for the duration of the ride. This is one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters in the world, reaching a height of 195 feet and speeds of up to 67 miles per hour. Named after a snow beast, Alpengeist features a 170-foot spiral drop, Immelmann loop, corkscrew, upward helix and more.
Loch Ness Monster
A favorite among park guests for its nostalgic roller coaster feel, Loch Ness Monster originally opened in 1978. This is the only double interlocking loop roller coaster in the world. The steel coaster goes through Busch Gardens’ Scotland neighborhood and sends riders along over 3,000 feet of track. Riders will go in the air, over water and through a dark cave.
When you visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg, be sure to experience the park’s newest high-thrill ride, Finnegan’s Flyer.