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Apollo's Chariot: Exclusive Members Only Ride Event

March 20, 2019
Busch Gardens is celebrating the 20th birthday of Apollo's Chariot with an exclusive members only event.
Apollo's Chariot concept art

Special Members Only Exclusive Ride Time

Confetti iconWe are thrilled to celebrate 20 years of Apollo's Chariot on March 30! Since 1999, this steel hypercoaster has carried over 28 million riders across the skies. In honor of this momentous occasion, we're holding a Members Only event on March 30 and 31. Basic, Unlimited, Premier, and Platinum Members will enjoy exclusive ride time on Apollo's Chariot and Tempesto from 9:00am to 10:00am. Parking tolls will open at 8:30am and the front gate will open at 8:45am. At the end of the ride, don't miss your chance to purchase a commemorative on-ride 20th birthday celebration photo!  

Special Merch and Culinary Items at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Heroic Culinary Treats & Eats

Dancing iconOnce you've gotten your fill of thrills, party like it's 1999 with our throwback playlist and some tasty treats—we're serving up Apollo's birthday cupcakes, purple kettle corn, and god-sized donuts, while supplies last. 


Riders on Apollo's Chariot with a 20th birthday photo frame

Make Memories To Last Eons

Camera iconDon't forget to capture the moment! Share your memories on social media with #sharemyBGWstory and @buschgardensva.

Apollo's Chariot 20th Birthday Celebration - Exclusive Ride Time for Members March 30 & 31 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Guests riding Apollo's Chariot roller coaster

Legendary Gear

Beer mug iconOur birthday celebration wouldn't be complete without a memento to mark the occasion—a 20th anniversary mug or tumbler will help you remember this special day for years to come. If celestial chalices aren't your thing, be sure to check out all of the other great Apollo's Chariot gear at the Tempesto Gift Shop. 

Apollo's Chariot Roller Coaster

Facts and Figures

• 28,742,121 total riders

• An average of 1,437,106 riders per year

• The three trains have taken a total of 798,392 rides, covering a distance of 738,210 miles

• At 738,210 total miles, the trains have made 30 trips around the Earth, 143 trips between Williamsburg, VA and Athens, Greece, and .008% of one trip to the Sun.

• At the current rate, it will take 2,500 years for Apollo’s Chariot to cover the distance of one trip to the Sun