Riptide Race - OPENS MONDAY, MAY 29!

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.
Members get early slide access on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 10 AM - 4 PM.

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

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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Become a Member and be one of the first to ride Riptide Race! Members get early access on May 27 & 28 from 10 AM - 4 PM. Don't miss out on the opportunity to ride Riptide Race before it opens to the public. Join Membership now!

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