People riding Escape From Pompeii water ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Escape From Pompeii

Escape From Pompeii water ride

Closed for the Season
Tour of ancient ruins flume experience

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.

Min. Rider Height 42"
Thrill Level Moderate
Ride Type Water Ride
Ride Type Family Ride


Did You Know?

  • Water drop icon

    If you're observing

    You can spray unsuspecting riders (additional fee).

  • Heater icon

    If you're soaked

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

Accessibility information

Our Park Accessibility Guides include important information for our guests with disabilities and functional needs or for those who may require additional assistance. These guides provide details about rider requirements, accessible entrances/exits, park accommodations and more. We encourage guests to use these resources with our park maps, which include other helpful services and locations like First Aid, nursing stations and service animal relief areas.
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