Being a blog that specializes in educational student travel, you know what I don’t write about enough? Awesome roller coasters. But what is a class trip without at least one attraction that’s only fun, only relaxing, only rides?
Last week the tree outside my window at work turned a brilliant, beautiful red. And, as it’s my favorite season anyway, I’ve got fall on the mind. And when I think fall, I think autumn landscapes, which almost without fail leads me to the east coast. Now, technically Virginia is a little south of the famous autumn landscapes I’m thinking of. But there’s just something about Williamsburg. It’s great for student tours, offering all kinds of historical value, beautiful beaches, and exciting entertainment. Plus, this time of year makes me think of cozy, early American scenes, like those you’ll find in Colonial Williamsburg. So if you agree, and choose Williamsburg student tours for your next educational travel, then consider this exciting attraction as well: Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Most theme parks have an angle, and this park has one you will love. The rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg are pure legend. They’re the stuff of myth and fiction, brought to live in very exciting ways. Here’s a look at some of the more aggressive thrills in the park to give you an idea of what’s in store.
The Griffon – Thanks to milst1 on Flickr, I have a picture of this one for you. The Griffon is named for a mythical bird that is actually part eagle, part lion. The drop pictured here? Ninety degrees taken at seventy miles per hour. And that drop is just the beginning.
Apollo’s Chariot – Did you know there are lists out there? Lists that rank coasters so you could go on a world tour of all the best ones if you felt like it. And if you did, you’d end up here after viewing a list of top 10 steel coasters in the world. Apollo’s Chariot frequently ranks there. I’d say this is due to the 4G climbs and smooth, weightless falls that keep visitors coming back for more.
The Big Bad Wolf – This exciting suspended coaster lets you follow the Big Bad Wolf as he races over rugged terrain, including a dense, dark forest. A roller coaster in the dark. Does it get bigger and badder than that?
The Loch Ness Monter – This coaster flings you 13 stories in the air and 114 down, perhaps as a way of asking, “Who’s the phony now?”
And there you have it, a little teaser for the many thrills you’ll find at Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg