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Mäch Tower to close in January at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

by Attractions Magazine Staff

The Mäch Tower drop tower ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will permanently close on Jan. 8, 2023.

Photo of Guests riding the Mach Tower from the Busch Gardens Website
Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg

By Rebecca W Davis

The thrill ride takes 30 riders soaring 240 feet above Oktoberfest before spinning and rapidly dropping. In a statement on their website, Busch Gardens indicated that guest experience was part of the consideration to close the ride:

Since opening at Busch Gardens in 2011, Mäch Tower has thrilled riders for over a decade. After review and consideration of overall guest satisfaction, we have made the decision to close Mäch Tower permanently. Now through January 8, we invite you to drop in for one more ride on this spiraling drop tower (ride availability subject to change). 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg official statement

We will be keeping an eye out for announcements about updates to the Oktoberfest section of this beautiful park, including the upcoming DarKoaster – North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster – opening in 2023.

Are you heading to Busch Gardens for one last ride on the Mäch Tower between now and January 8th? Don’t forget to check out the new experiences for Christmastown this year, such as Santa’s Fireside Feast and a Park-wide multi-holiday scavenger hunt!

Click here for more information.

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