Busch Gardens Williamsburg has narrowed the opening window for its new indoor roller coaster. 

DarKoaster will now debut in May, according to new signage in the park and an update to the park’s website. 

The ride, built by Intamin, will place riders on snowmobile-themed cars and feature four launches along 2,454 feet of track, all inside the show building once occupied by the Curse of DarKastle dark ride. BGWFans had first revealed plans for the project in 2021, while plumbing and electrical permits for the old DarKastle building confirmed the new ride last April.

DarKoaster will be the 10th coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, following up on another Intamin creation, Pantheon, which debuted last year. 

Magic Key passes to Disneyland available again starting April 11

Disneyland will reopen sales of its Magic Key annual passes on Tuesday, April 11, marking the first time since last November that all four tiers will be available. 

Starting at 9 a.m. pacific time Tuesday, you’ll be able to buy passes if you make it through a virtual queue on the Disneyland website. The four tiers are:

  • Inspire Key: $1,599
  • Believe Key: $1,099
  • Enchant Key: $699
  • Imagine Key: $449 (Southern California residents only)

All tiers come with at least some blockout dates and varying levels of discounts for merchandise, food, and parking. You’ll find to pick a pass quickly, as the Believe and Imagine Key passes sold out in only a day last time they were available.  

Fights involving more than 100 teens reported at Worlds of Fun

A large brawl on Worlds of Fun’s opening weekend involved between 100 to 150 teenagers, according to the Clay County, Missouri sheriff’s office. 

As reported by the Kansas City Star, fights were first reported around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and continued as park security and police tried to remove the teens from the park. One teenage girl was arrested for punching a sheriff’s deputy in the face, causing only superficial injuries. 

Similar incidents at other Cedar Fair parks last year led to Knott’s Berry Farm and Carowinds instituting policies that banned unaccompanied minors from the parks.  

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