People riding Escape From Pompeii water ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Escape From Pompeii

Escape From Pompeii Water Ride

Tour of ancient ruins flume experience
Temporarily closed during Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration.

Even the mighty Roman Empire had been no match for Mt. Vesuvius, which draped Pompeii with a blanket of lava and ash, erasing it from the map for nearly 1,700 years. But don't worry, this angry volcano has long been at rest.


Or has it? Hold on tight as a leisurely boat ride through the ruins of this great city suddenly turns explosive.


NOTE: The heavier the boat is on this water ride, the bigger the splash.

Did You Know?

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    If you're observing

    You can spray unsuspecting riders (additional fee).

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    If you're soaked

    You can stop by our large family dryer to warm up.