It is reported that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has filed plans for a new indoor attraction to be located in the Oktoberfest, Germany themed section.
Although details are being kept under wraps until an official announcement, the new experience will likely be a heavily-themed, possibly interactive dark ride. It will be contained within a 40,000-square-foot, eight-story high building of similar dimensions to the neighboring landmark Festhaus building.
Wilde Maus will be removed from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, as recently rumored on our site, and the enclosed attraction will be constructed on the site of the 46-foot wild mouse-type coaster. Meanwhile, the Wild Maus coaster will be relocated to the Williamsburg's sister park, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg's closest competition, Paramount's Kings Dominion, introduced the custom-designed mouse coaster Ricochet in 2002 and is adding the interactive dark rideScooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion for next season, while the Williamsburg theme park has gone four years without a major ride.