DarKoaster - Now Open

North America's First All-Indoor Straddle Coaster

King Ludwig’s abandoned fortress resurfaces as strange weather patterns have been recorded near the cursed castle grounds. Only the bravest souls will embark on snowmobiles in this dark expedition to discover the mysterious phenomenon. A supernatural force is imminent as explorers discover that they are evading more than just a raging storm.

Escape the storm on the ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, North America's first all-indoor straddle coaster, now open at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Traveling on snowmobiles across 2,454 feet of track, daring explorers race through total darkness while changing course to avoid the elements. As the weather strikes, riders encounter four accelerating launches on this family-friendly dark ride experience.

Min. Rider Height 48"
Max. Rider Height 77" (6'5")
Ride Type Roller Coaster
Country Oktoberfest

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Celebrate With
The DarKoaster™ Black Lager

To commemorate the opening of DarKoaster, Busch Gardens collaborated with The Virginia Beer Company to develop the DarKoaster Black Lager, a limited-release beer. This all-new brew is a traditional German-style Schwarzbier with hints of chocolate and coffee notes. Featured at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, this limited-edition pour is available on draft and in commemorative cans to visitors (21+) at BarKastle and the Brauhaus Craft Bier Room!

DarKoaster™ Black Lager by The Virginia Beer Company available at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

  • Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required.

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