Height expansion approved for new Busch Gardens ride

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The James City County Board of Supervisors cleared a hurdle this week for a new ride at Busch Gardens' Ireland section.

The board approved a request to move Busch Gardens height limitation from 55 feet to 115 for the ride, which will be near the Griffon ride, according to WVEC.

"Staff does not anticipate that the attraction will be visible from surrounding developments or roadways," a statement in the Busch Gardens proposal said.

WVEC says permits for the construction of foundations and/or footings for the attraction need to be obtained within the next three years, or the Height Limitation Wavier will be voided.

Copyright 2018 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.