Busch Gardens Williamsburg Roller Coasters Photo Gallery

  • 01 of 10

    Your Chariot Awaits

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    The entrance to Apollo's Chariot, one of the world's great hypercoasters. Oddly, although Apollo is a mythological Greek god, the coaster is located in the "Italy" section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

    Continue to 2 of 10 below.
  • 02 of 10

    Chariots of Higher

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    Apollo's Chariot climbs 170 feet and drops 210 feet. Despite its height, acceleration, and speeds up to 73 mph, it is an extraordinarily smooth roller coaster--and extraordinarily fun.

    Continue to 3 of 10 below.
  • 03 of 10

    Chariots and Rafts

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    Apollo's Chariot soars over the Roman Rapids river raft ride.

    Apollo's Chariot Coaster Review

    Continue to 4 of 10 below.
  • 04 of 10

    Having a (Ski) Ball

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    An inverted coaster, Alpengeist's cars hang from the track above, and riders' legs dangle freely as the ride engages in a series of wild acrobatic maneuvers--kind of like a ski lift gone haywire. Busch Gardens Williamsburg incorporates the ski motif throughout the coaster.

    Continue to 5 of 10 below.
  • 05 of 10

    Getting a Lift

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    Alpengeist climbs 195 feet, drops 170 feet, and reaches speeds of 67 mph.

    Continue to 6 of 10 below.
  • 06 of 10

    Scooting on By

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    Alpengeist blasts past Le Scoot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg's log flume, in the New France section of the park.

    Continue to 7 of 10 below.
  • 07 of 10

    Setting Sights on Nessie

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    In the queue for Loch Ness Monster, Busch Gardens Williamsburg incorporates themed artifacts, such as this vintage communication equipment.

    Continue to 8 of 10 below.
  • 08 of 10

    Another Loch Ness Monster Expedition Crew

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    Riders load into a Loch Ness Monster train.

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • 09 of 10

    Into the Belly of the Beast

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    The coaster takes riders into a long tunnel for a strobe-lit encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.

    Continue to 10 of 10 below.
  • 10 of 10

    This Coaster Throws You for a Loop (or Two)

    ••• Arthur Levine, 2005. Licensed to About.com

    The Loch Ness Monster's signature interlocking double loops.