Physical Track Length
On May 19th, 2023, Busch Gardens Williamsburg successfully opened “DarKoaster”, North America’s first all-indoor Family Launch Straddle Coaster.
On DarKoaster, daring explorers race through total darkness to escape the strange weather patterns that have been recorded. As the storm strikes, riders encounter four accelerating launches and speeds up to 58 km/h (36 mph) on this family-friendly dark ride adventure. Using Intamin’s state of the art friction wheel drive system, riders experience a track length of 720 meters (2454 ft), whereas the physical track length is 422m (1400 ft). DarKoaster is another great execution of Intamin’s famous Family Launch Coaster spiked with many surprising ride elements.
The two 10-seater snowmobile themed trains come in a side-by-side arrangement with two passengers per vehicle, in combination with the individual lap-bar paired with foamed seats. This roller coaster guarantees a safe and unique ride experience combined with a high comfort for passengers.
Once again, Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and would like to thank the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.