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Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion are two of the world's most spectacular theme parks. Stretch your stay and enjoy both!

Kings Dominion

A 400-acre theme and water park, Kings Dominion, is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including 12 world-class roller coasters known to international coaster enthusiasts. Located just 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C., this Central Virginia theme park opens its gates to more than 13 million visitors a year.

New in 2018 

Wood and steel intertwine into twisting barrel roll drops, dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness on the park’s newest coaster, Twisted Timbers. Twisted Timbers is an innovative hybrid coaster that uses the latest technology to combine wood supports with a steel track to give riders an exhilarating experience with maneuvers previously unimaginable on a traditional wooden coaster.

Twisted Timbers

 

Busch Gardens®

The European setting of Busch Gardens® has been voted "The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park" every year since 1990, and proves to be a delight for adults. But it's the rides that thrill the kids and give it another distinction, "The World's Favorite Theme Park!"

Visit England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy without the hassle of passports, customs and language barriers. Every country at Busch Gardens showcases popular foods, landmarks, gardens, shops and entertainment that put you in the middle of a particular European village. Hit the roller coasters of each country, too. Two of Busch Gardens' six coasters are rated in the Top 25 in the World!

New in 2019

Also new for 2019, Busch Gardens will be debuting Finnegan's Flyer. This "Screamin' Swing" will reach a staggering height of more than 80 feet with a speed of 45 mph.

Busch Gardens TempestoTempesto recreates the signature stunt of the classic Italian daredevil for which it is named. Tight turns are entered at 63 miles per hour only to complete inversions at 154 feet. Three launches create the signature loop-the-loop in this invigorating 55-second ride. 

Verbolten is a world-class coaster experience. Ride along through the Black Forest of Germany's Oktoberfest area on this multi-launch, electromagnetic, indoor/outdoor, completely exhilarating new ride. Beware the unexpected twists, turns, and plunges!

Water Country USA slide

Water Country USA

Coming in spring 2019, Cutback Water Coaster will be the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster. This revolutionary water propulsion ride will merge two unique technologies – a water jet propulsion system and exhilarating saucer feature – to create a steep, smooth ride through more than 850 feet of slide.

Last Updated: 1/15/2019

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