Views of Pantheon, Griffon and Alpengiest during Busch Gardens Williamsburg National Roller Coaster Day Celebration.

National Roller Coaster Day

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg

Wednesday, August 16 marks National Roller Coaster Day and there’s no better place to be than Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Enjoy nine award-winning roller coasters, shows and kid-friendly fun all day long, then stay late for an ALL-NEW after hours event included with valid park admission.


Start your day on Busch Gardens’ most iconic coaster, Loch Ness Monster®, the world’s first interlocking loop coaster. Then dive right into the next big thrill on Griffon® with a 205-foot drop and race through airtime hills on InvadR®. Hurtle through six staggering inversions on Alpengeist®, one of the tallest and fastest coasters in the world. Brave the Black Forest on Verbolten®, and escape the storm on Busch Gardens’ ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, voted one of the most anticipated coasters of 2023 by USA Today. Soar on the wings of the fan-favorite hypercoaster, Apollo’s Chariot®, then harness the speed and strength of the Roman gods on Pantheon™, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster.

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National Roller Coaster Day View park hours Included with park admissiom

National Roller Coaster Day After-Hours

August 16 | 8 PM - 10 PM

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind ALL-NEW event to celebrate National Roller Coaster Day! Thrill seekers can enjoy nighttime rides on award-winning Festa Italia coasters, including Pantheon, Apollo’s Chariot and Tempesto, plus The Trade Wind. The fun continues with a DJ, food and beverage options, and fun coaster-themed giveaways throughout the night. This event is included with park admission, one night only at the world’s most beautiful theme park.

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with a special After-Hours Event.