Rides

Busch Gardens ® Christmas Town ™ offers new rides in 2016, including two roller coasters and select kid-friendly rides in Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun ™. Thrill seekers daring to defy gravity will enjoy the addition of Tempesto ®, while Grover’s Alpine Express offers a family-friendly coaster experience suitable for our smaller guests. Quick Queue ® is available for front-of-the-line access on select rides. For those looking for the best view of our Christmas lights, hop on Nacht Tower or the skyride to see Virginia’s Christmas Town from a bird’s-eye perspective.

Some of our rides are closed for the season, but here is a complete list of all rides that are open during Christmas Town. Please note that Tempesto, Verbolten ® and Nacht Tower will be closed on evenings with temperatures below 36°F. Stay up to date with the latest news and updates on Facebook and Twitter.


Der Autobahn

Der Autobahn

Gather the entire family to enjoy this Busch Gardens’ classic, Der Autobahn. This ride provides the whole family with bumper car fun.

 
Der Autobahn Jr.

Der Autobahn Jr.

Germany is home to a KIDsiderate ® favorite, Der Autobahn Jr. Busch Gardens’ youngest guests will enjoy this bumper car fun.

 
Der Roto Baron

Der Roto Baron

Busch Gardens’ youngest guests can soar through the holiday fun on Der Roto Baron, an airplane ride made just for them.

 

Der Wirbelwind

Der Wirbelwind

Bundle up for this Busch Gardens classic, Der Wirbelwind, swings guests to harrowing heights.

 
Grover's Alpine Express

Grover's
Alpine Express

Join Grover on this family-friendly roller coaster, perfect for the little riders ready for their first roller coaster.

 
Kinder Karussel

Kinder Karussel

No trip to the North Pole is complete without a ride on the Kinder Karussel. Restored to its original condition, this antique Herschell Carousel is perfect for the entire family.

 

Le Catapult

Le Catapult

Hang on and watch the bright lights of Christmas Town swirl around as you swing, rock and ricochet from corner to corner.

 
Lil Clydes

Li'l Clydes

This KIDsiderate attraction, situated in the quaint Scottish countryside, is the perfect size for Busch Gardens’ youngest guests.

 
Nacht Tower

Nacht Tower

Get a Santa-eye view of the 8 million twinkling lights at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town from the park’s thrill ride, Mäch Tower ®.

 

Oscar's Whirly Worms

Oscar's
Whirly Worms

Whirl around on this rock-n-tug ride.

 
Oscar's Yucky Forest

Oscar's
Yucky Forest

Climb and explore our playground.

 
Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist 

Add your own personal Turkish tea party to your family vacation.

 

Prince Elmo's Spire

Prince Elmo's Spire

Designed for the whole family, the young and the young at heart will laugh all the way up and down and up and down again.

 
Railway

Railway

Bundle up with the family to enjoy a 20-minute trip through more than 200 acres of lush landscaping with stops in Scotland, New France & Holiday Hills ™.

 
Reindeer Run

Reindeer Run 

Rock your little ones' day with this sized-down bobsled ride that isn't sized down on fun.

 

Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™

Sesame Street ®
Forest of Fun 

This KIDsiderate play area features family-friendly rides and fun for Santa’s little helpers.

 
Skyride

Skyride

Enjoy a relaxing ride above Christmas Town. Board the Aeronaut Skyride at one of 3 locations around the park.

 
Snowman Summit

Snowman Summit 

A park classic, guests board this music express bound for adventure.

 

Tempesto®

Tempesto ®

Defy gravity as you roll through a complete inversion 154 feet in the air.

 
The Battering Ram

The Battering Ram

Gather your family and friends for an exhilarating ride. This enormous pendulum ride reaches higher and higher in the beautiful night sky.

 
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The Flying Machine

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas Town, while twisting and turning in DaVinci’s Garden of Inventions.

 

The Little Balloons

The Little Balloons

Celebrate the holidays at Christmas Town and soar high over Italy in this KIDsiderate favorite.

 
The Little Gliders

The Little Gliders

This KIDsiderate favorite takes the park’s youngest guests on a soaring ride through the holiday night sky.

 
Verbolten®

Verbolten ®

Get ready to climb aboard Verbolten, a multi-launch, indoor/outdoor roller coaster.

 

Wirbelwindchen

Wirbelwindchen

Busch Gardens’ youngest guests can swing through the holiday fun on a swing ride made just for them.

 

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