Busch Gardens Williamsburg (formerly known as Busch Gardens Europe) is a 383-acre amusement park located in James City County, Virginia. It opened on May 16, 1975,adjacent to Anheuser-Busch’s brewery. The park is themed around various European countries and as such was originally called Busch Gardens: The Old Country. In 1993, the park was renamed Busch Gardens Williamsburg before briefly being named Busch Gardens Europe in 2006 until it returned to the Williamsburg name in 2008. In addition to its landscaping and European theme, Busch Gardens is widely known for its roller coasters, including Griffon, Loch Ness Monster, Alpengeist, and Apollo’s Chariot, which won No. 4 best steel coaster in 2012 from the Golden Ticket Awards.