Busch Gardens Williamsburg had started teasing their fans on National Roller Coaster Day and we think they will be sharing their new secret project with us soon. Their first hint was, “In honor of #NationalRollerCoasterDay, we’re celebrating our 1̶0̶ 9 iconic coasters! Here's to many more years of world-class thrills…” This message seems to confirm that they will in fact be adding a tenth roller coaster to their incredible line up. The next possible clue the dropped was about ten days later with beautiful pictures of the Loch Ness Monster with this message, “Showing some love for one of our most iconic coasters, Loch Ness Monster! We’re just getting started – looping you in for what’s to come on our stories this week…” Again we see the message ends with… to let us know they aren’t finished. This one also has a reference to The Curse Of DarKastle ride with the line, “We’re just getting started”.
The Curse of DarKastle was a dark ride in an abandoned Bavarian Castle constructed in the Octoberfest section of the park. The ride opened in 2006 and ran through 2017, however the castle itself still remains. Since the ride system was removed the building was used as a haunt during the fall, but this clue leads me to believe the castle may get a new occupant in the form of an indoor roller coaster. While nothing is confirmed these hints have me glued to see what their official announcement will be. In the meantime we do know their fall plans this year.
The park will be adding a family trick or treating event called, The Count’s Spooktacular. This new family friendly event will run on weekends starting on September 24th, and run through October 30th. Children are encouraged to dress up in costume and trick or treat at ten stations for delicious premium candy. They will also host dance parties, costume parades, a hay maze, and more. They of course will also host their Howl-O-Scream at nights for those of us who like to stay up late and scream in the dark. There is a lot to look forward to even though summer is winding down at Busch Gardens. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.