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Busch Gardens to close Curse of DarKastle ride

Jimmy LaRoue
Contact Reporterjlarouejr@vagazette.com

Busch Gardens has closed its Curse of DarKastle ride and will use the space for special events, according to a post on the park’s official Facebook page.

“While the ride maintained a loyal following over the last 13 years, we will be able to now offer new and exciting opportunities for Howl-O-Scream, Christmas Town and other events,” Busch Gardens said in the post.

Curse of DarKastle opened in 2005.

The park is asking people to choose the new name for the space — Gartensburg Castle, NewKastle or Oktoberfest Palaste. The poll ends at 12 p.m. Friday.

Busch Gardens opened a new ride, InvadR, in 2017 and a new action virtual reality ride, Battle for Eire, is expected to open this spring.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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