Apollo's Chariot: Exclusive Members Only Ride EventMarch 20, 2019
Special Members Only Exclusive Ride Time
We 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!
Heroic Culinary Treats & Eats
Once 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.
Make Memories To Last Eons
Don't forget to capture the moment! Share your memories on social media with #sharemyBGWstory and @buschgardensva.
Our 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.
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