Da Vinci's Cradle

Check back in the spring when the wheels start turning for Da Vinci's inventions.

Leonardo Da Vinci was a master of science, of engineering, and truly a master of imagination. Known most widely for his work as an artist, it is his passion for invention for which he is often most admired. Born from the sketchbooks of the maestro himself, Da Vinci's cradle carries you along a ride right back to the Renaissance. Of days where theories were tested in wood, where imagination manifested in real form, and engineering was a riddle solved by the mind, not machines. Careful not to let this ride mislead you. Inside this simple, playful-looking "cradle" you'll find the workings of a master mind. Come aboard for an inspired ride through Da Vinci's Garden of Inventions.

Make sure to check out Da Vinci's other inventions while you're here; The Battering Ram and The Flying Machine.

Must be 42" or taller to ride.

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We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment to all our guests. We have two programs at Busch Gardens which are in place to assist guests with disabilities. Our Ride Accessibility Program matches the individual abilities of our guests to the requirements of each ride. We also have our Special Access Policy which will assist guests in enjoying attractions throughout the park as some of our queue lines are not accessible to mobility-impaired guests or those who are not able to wait in line. Both are described below.

Ride Accessibility Program (RAP): Is designed to allow guests to participate in the enjoyment of our parks as much as possible. The program was developed based on the requirements of the manufacturer and by analyzing the physical and mental attributes required to safely ride each ride. Each attraction was evaluated for the criteria necessary for an individual to ride safely. It is our policy to allow anyone to ride who meets all these requirements and is not a hazard to himself or others.

Special Access: Is designed to allow our guests to enjoy our attractions without waiting in queue lines due to certain disabilities. Guests will be placed in a Virtual Queue which equals the estimated wait time at that respective location. Guests have the ability to enjoy other attractions throughout the park during this time.