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DarKoaster to Launch in May

DarKoaster (WYDaily/Jillian Appel)

WILLIAMSBURG — Busch Gardens Williamsburg officially announced the highly anticipated sequel ride to DarKastle, DarKoaster: Escape the Storm, will be opening this May.

When DarKoaster opens, it will be North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster. Guests will ride across 2,454 feet of track in darkness, encountering four accelerating launches on the family-friendly dark ride experience.

The new ride will build on the existing lore of DarKastle as guests venture into King Ludwig’s abandoned fortress. Plans call for much of the DarKastle theming to be repurposed and utilized to emphasize the connection between the new and old attractions.

The coaster will have a height requirement of 48 inches and will top out at 36 miles per hour. The ride will also have a wheelchair lift to bring guests to car level and allow those capable of transferring to enjoy the ride. 

No official day has been announced for the May opening as of yet, to learn more about the coaster and Busch Gardens Williamsburg visit its official website.

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