DarKoaster, North America’s First All-Indoor Straddle Coaster, Launches Next Month at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

DarKoaster, North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster, will be available exclusively to Members for early ride access on select dates starting May 11 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The park’s tenth roller coaster will open to all park visitors on May 19.

DarKoaster is North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster! While riding DarKoaster, thrill seekers embark on snowmobiles to discover a mysterious phenomenon inside the walls of the iconic Oktoberfest Castle. 

To commemorate the opening of DarKoaster, Busch Gardens collaborated with The Virginia Beer Company to develop the DarKoaster Black Lager, a limited-release beer. At 5.2% ABV, this all-new brew is a traditional German-style Schwarzbier with hints of chocolate and coffee notes. Featured at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, this limited-edition pour will be available on draft and in commemorative cans to visitors 21 and up beginning on DarKoaster’s Opening Day.