Riptide Race - Opening Summer 2023

Virginia's First Dueling Pipeline

Three, two, one - GO! Slide into excitement at Water Country USA® on the ALL-NEW Riptide Race™. This adrenaline-pumping water slide pits teams against each other as riders take their mark atop a 54-foot tower before racing through 520 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on the competition. It’s a dash to the splash in this side-by-side race through high-speed tunnels and twists on a two-person raft. Who will feel the rush of victory on this exhilarating adventure? Find out at Water Country USA, Virginia’s largest water park.

Min. Rider Height 42"
Ride Type 2-Person Raft
Race through 520 ft. of slide
(Over 1,000 ft. of slide combined)

All-New DarKoaster

Launching in 2023, escape the storm on the ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, North America's first all-indoor straddle coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg®. Traveling on snowmobiles across 2,454 feet of track, daring explorers race through total darkness while changing course to avoid the elements. As the weather strikes, riders encounter four accelerating launches on this family-friendly dark ride experience.

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Key Visual of people riding DarKoaster

Become a Member

Join Membership to be among the first to ride Riptide Race in 2023! Members get unlimited visits all year long and unbeatable benefits like free parking, free guest tickets and monthly rewards.
2-Park Membership Plans start as low as $15.25/mo.

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