The Battering Ram - swinging pendulum ship ride at Busch Gardens

The Battering Ram

Pendulum ride

This swinging boat ride is a family-friendly thrill!

There aren't many castle walls to break down these days. So we found a better job for this battering ram. This enormous pendulum ride reaches higher as it goes, giving riders a greater sense of sheer weightlessness. With the battles of yesteryear long gone, the only drama you’ll find unfolding here has to do with who gets the best seat.

  • Min. Rider Height
    42"
  • Thrill Level
    Moderate
  • Ride Type
    Family Ride
  • Add-On Available
    Quick Queue

  • Have kids under 42"?

    They can enjoy this ride with a supervising companion (someone who meets all ride requirements and is over 14 years old).


    Please see our Accessibility Guide for specific ride requirements and our Height Check Stations for more rides your kids can enjoy.

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.


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