Stop by our height check stations and see which rides your kids can enjoy
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Child Height Check Stations

Before you begin your adventure, visit one of our Height Check Stations at the park to find out which rides are appropriate for your child.

At Busch Gardens® Williamsburg, your child will be given a colored wristband and an informational sheet indicating which rides your child can enjoy. Most of the attractions at Water Country USA® can be ridden at any height; however, there may be restrictions to ride alone. Please read the sign at the entrance to all attractions to verify that you meet the listed rider requirements. For more information, please see our Accessibility Guides.

Height Check Stations at Busch Gardens in England
Busch Gardens

Located in England

Height Check Station at Water Country USA near the Welcome Center
Water Country USA

Located next to the Welcome Center

Show Your Colors at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Height Check: Whirly Worm, Walking - 37.9"
Whirly Worm

Land of the Dragons ®
•  Bug-a-Dug
•  Chug-a-Tug
•  Eggery Deggery (at least 36")
•  Flutter Sputter (at least 36")

Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun 
•  Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure (at least 36")

Kid Rides
•  Der Autobahn Jr.
•  Der Roto Baron
•  Li'l Clydes
•  The Little Balloons
•  The Little Gliders
•  Wirbelwindchen

Busch Gardens Height Check: Playful Pup, 38" - 40.9"
Playful Pup

Sesame Street Forest of Fun
•  Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure

All Rides at Land of the Dragons
•  Bug-a-Dug, Chug-a-Tug, Eggery Deggery & Flutter Sputter

All Kid Rides
•  Der Autobahn Jr.
•  Der Roto Baron
•  Elephant Run
•  Li'l Clydes
•  The Little Balloons
•  The Little Gliders
•  Wirbelwindchen

Busch Gardens Height Check: Little Clyde, 41" - 41.9"
Little Clyde

Sesame Street Forest of Fun
•  Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure
•  Oscar's Whirly Worms

All Rides at Land of the Dragons
•  Bug-a-Dug, Chug-a-Tug, Eggery Deggery & Flutter Sputter

All Kid Rides
•  Der Autobahn Jr., Der Roto Baron, Elephant Run, Li'l Clydes, The Little Balloons, The Little Gliders & Wirbelwindchen

Kids up to 41.9" (must be able to walk) can enjoy these rides, too, with a companion.

Must ride with companion

Kids up to 41.9" (must be able to walk) can enjoy these rides when accompanied by someone who meets all ride requirements and is over 14 years old. Please see our Accessibility Guide for more details.


Land of the Dragons

Eggery Deggery (under 36")

Flutter Sputter (under 36")


Sesame Street Forest of Fun

Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure (under 36")

Grover's Alpine Express (38" - 41")

Oscar's Whirly Worms

Prince Elmo's Spire


Around the Park

Der Wirbelwind (40" - 48")

Elephant Run (under 38")

Kinder Karussel

Le Catapult

Le Scoot

The Battering Ram

Turkish Delight

Busch Gardens Height Check: Flying Dragon, 42" - 45.9"
Flying Dragon

New for Your Child
•  Da Vinci's Cradle
•  Escape from Pompeii ®
•  Kinder Karussel
•  Roman Rapids ®
•  The Battering Ram
•  The Flying Machine

All Rides at Sesame Street Forest of Fun
•  Bert & Ernie's Loch Adventure
•  Grover's Alpine Express
•  Oscar's Whirly Worms
•  Prince Elmo's Spire

All Kid Rides

All Rides at Land of the Dragons

Busch Gardens Height Check: Proud Eagle, 48" - 51.9"
Proud Eagle

New for Your Child
•  Der Autobahn
•  Der Wirbelwind
•  Le Catapult
•  Mäch Tower
•  Turkish Delight

More Rides
•  Da Vinci's Cradle, Escape from Pompeii, InvadR, Kinder Karussel, Le Scoot, Roman Rapids, The Battering Ram & The Flying Machine

All Kid Rides except Der Autobahn Jr. & Wirbelwindchen

All Rides at Land of the Dragons & Sesame Street Forest of Fun

Kids between 42" and 51.9" can enjoy these rides, too, with a companion.

Must ride with companion

Kids between 42" and 51.9" can enjoy these rides when accompanied by someone who meets all ride requirements and is over 14 years old. Please see our Accessibility Guide for more details about ride requirements.


Der Autobahn (42" - 48")

Der Wirbelwind (40" - 48")

Le Catapult (under 48")

Le Scoot (under 46")

The Trade Wind (48" - 52")

Turkish Delight (under 48")

  • Water slides, play areas and playgrounds for kids

    Kids' Play Areas

    •  Cow-A-Bunga ®  - Interactive splash zone

    •  H2O UFO ®  - Water playground

    •  Kritter Korral   - Play area with animal slides

  • Wave pool, lazy rivers and more

    Pools & Rivers

    •  Hubba Hubba Highway ®  - Free-floating river adventure

    •  Rambling River  - Lazy river

    •  Rock 'n' Roll Island  - Slides, activity pool & more

    •  Surfer's Bay  - Wave pool

Under 42" must ride with supervising companion and life vest
Under 42"

Must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Life vest is recommended.

•  Aquazoid ® - Enclosed flume

•  Big Daddy Falls ® - River-rafting adventure

•  Malibu Pipeline ® - Two slides

•  Meltdown ® - High-speed surf-boggan

•  Wild Thang - Open flume

Fast slides for riders 42" and taller
42" & Up

Adventurous kids will enjoy speeding down one of these water slides.

•  Jet Scream  - Four different flumes

•  Nitro Racer ® - Six lane high-speed slide

Thrilling slides for riders 48" and taller
48" & Up

These slides with twists, turns and drops will satisfy thrill seekers.

•  Colossal Curl  - Mega slide

•  Jammin' Jukebox - Enclosed tube slides

•  Rampage  - Ride-on toboggan slide

•  Vanish Point ® - Drop slide

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

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Do children need to be accompanied by an adult or parent at all times while visiting Busch Gardens and Water Country USA?

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA require visitors 13 years or younger to be accompanied by a supervising adult, parent or guardian.

Are strollers available for rent?

Guests can reserve strollers online or at our Stroller Rental location in the park. Due to limited supply, we encourage families to reserve strollers online prior to their visit. Online reservations must be made at least one (1) day in advance of your planned visit.


Our parks offer double strollers for rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that these strollers are made of hard plastic and are not meant for infants.


NOTE: We do not offer any single strollers.


Rent strollers online for Busch Gardens or for Water Country USA.

Do Busch Gardens and Water Country USA have baby changing tables in their restrooms?

Yes, all of our restrooms (men's & women's) are equipped with baby changing stations.


Printed park maps have designated icons for restrooms.

Does Busch Gardens have family restrooms available?

Family restroom facilities are located at the Main Gate Entrance/Exit, Sesame Street® Forest of Fun, Scotland, France, Germany, Land of the Dragons®, Oktoberfest and Italy restrooms.


Printed park maps have designated icons for companion restrooms.

What is the Ride Accessibility Program (RAP)?

The Ride Accessibility Program (RAP) is designed to allow guests to fully participate and enjoy our parks while keeping in mind the safety requirements of our rides and attractions.


When enrolled in RAP, guests with disabilities will receive a personalized list of rides and attractions. They will also be able to participate in our Special Access Program, which provides 1) an alternative entrance to some attractions where queue lines may not be accessible to guests who rely on mobility aids and 2) a Virtual Queue for guests who are unable to wait in line due to their disability.


For more information on our parks' accessibility and services, please review our Accessibility Guides, visit the Welcome Center at Busch Gardens or Guest Relations at Water Country USA. Our Team Members are happy to assist you with any questions.