Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23187
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Overview

A 383-acre family-friendly attraction, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg, VA, features nine villages centered around six European countries for guests to adventure through. The iconic theme park features exhilarating roller coasters, exciting live entertainment, up-close animal encounters, children’s rides and stunning architecture, as well as fun European-style dining and shopping venues.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • The theme park features 9 villages featured around 6 different European countries.
  • Features several thrill rides and more than 40 kid-friendly rides.
  • Parking is available for $15 per car.
  • Known for extraordinary shows, events, culinary experiences, and shopping.
  • Measure your height at the check station located in the Guest Information & Reservation Center in England.

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Savannah Rhame

While at Busch Gardens, I loved strolling through Lorikeet Glen. The rainbow lorikeets really seemed to like me, or maybe it was just the nectar! To get the full experience like I did make sure to purchase a cup of nectar at the entrance to Lorikeet Glen.

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Description

from Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens is an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 350 acres of fun-filled exploration.

Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows, and thrilling rides. The world’s most beautiful theme park has something for everyone as you venture across Europe. Soar like an eagle and howl on great coasters like Apollo’s Chariot® and Griffon®. Discover shared family fun playing with your littlest ones at Sesame Street’s Forest of Fun™. And, nowhere is the spirit of discovery more alive than on Verbolten®, the breathtaking, multisensory thrill ride through the Black Forest. It’s this naturally fun combination that helps remind us, we may live in houses, but we’re born for Busch Gardens.

Discover the wonders of Europe at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Enjoy world-class thrill rides, fun family entertainment, and naturally beautiful environments. Guest can now board the lightning-fast, multi-sensory dash through the Black Forest on the park’s newest launch coaster, Verbolten, and feel adrenaline-pulsing thrills on Mäch Tower as you drop nearly 240 feet. Here you will find family fun you can all enjoy together, including incredible show performances, up-close animal exhibits and exclusive park experiences.

InvadR - New wooden coaster coming April 2017. Hold on to your Viking helmet and feel the wind in your beard on the park’s first-ever wooden coaster. Fly over InvadR’s nine air-time hills, including a 74-foot plunge that reaches speeds of almost 50 miles per hour. Blaze through the tunnels and let the world hear your battle cry as you race through the high-banked turns. Grab your family and run for the hills aboard InvadR.

There are also stage shows, culinary delights, and world-class shopping experiences provide fun for the whole family.

2018 Events
FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: May 25 - July 1 on Fri, Sat & Sun
Enjoy special dishes & beverages from different kiosks around the park.
BIER FEST: Aug 17 - Sept 3 on Fri, Sat & Sun
Toast to the end of summer with a variety of craft beer.
THE COUNT'S SPOOKTACULAR: Oct 6 - 28th on Sat & Sun
Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween fun.

Parking fees:
  • $15 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers
  • $20 - Preferred parking ($12 for 2 Year & 1 Year Pass Members; FREE for Platinum members)


Preferred parking is subject to availability. Tour buses may park for free.



Reserve Williamsburg Customer Reviews

91 Reviews
Reserve Williamsburg Customer
King George , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Gardens"
July, 2018 NEW
Reserve Williamsburg was so easy to purchase tickets and and also reserve a hotel room before I arrived and it was all on my phone ! Will always use this site ! Thank you the Cooper family
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Stacie Carthon
Charlotte , NC
1 Review
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"Wonderful"
July, 2018 NEW
We received our tickets in a timely matter and we visited Busch garden and had a great time
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Billy Taylor
Lexington, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience"
July, 2018 NEW
Rewarding experience riding rides and watching shows.
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Tip: Dress properly for weather and prepare for delicious food.

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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
Roanoke , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Summer 2K18"
July, 2018 NEW
Amazing time only issues was the tickets purchases. We had to wait over an hour to receive our tickets
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Tip: Buy tickets a day in advance to advoid wait for tickets online

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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
PLEASANT HILL, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great atmosphere!!"
July, 2018 NEW
Great discounted tickets!! Lots of fun for family!
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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
Midlothian, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun and unique park"
July, 2018 NEW
Great park to spend the day in. Been to a lot of different amusement parks and this has great roller coasters, shows and food.
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Ashley Baldwin
Gwynn Oak, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First time visiting Bush Gardens"
July, 2018 NEW
First time visiting, I had a great time. Unfortunately wasn’t able to see the entire park. Hope to visit again soon to see all the excitement and have more fun in the garden.
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Tip: Arrive early. Don’t close your eyes when the roller coaster drops.

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Rosa Ajanel
Bronx, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent."
July, 2018 NEW
My family and I have great time the best birthday ??gift
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kimberley O
"Great, clean park with lots to do!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
This is our second visit. This trip we have two adults and 4 teens. There something to do for all ages! The food is better than average park food. We all loved the shows!! There's a lot of shade to escape the heat. If roller coasters are your thing, visit!!
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Kevin K
Princeton, New Jersey
"Full day and night of fun and festivities"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Took my wife and two young daughters to Williamsburg, VA for a surprise getaway. Spent two glorious days at Busch Gardens. My girls are 8 and 5 and still enjoy the Sesame characters, so they had a great time interacting with them. They also really enjoyed the spray park located in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun section of the park. was really impressed with the number and quality of rides for my girls to ride on throughout the park. We visited all of the countries and had a great time in each. Hoping to return to the park later this year - maybe for Halloween or Christmas. Highly recommend a visit to the park!
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TravelswithTeens2018
Cary, North Carolina
"Great family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Great park for the whole family. Lots of shady spots for the parents acting as pack mules. Great deals available through Groupon and AAA. All of Williamsburg makes a great family vacation
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Aaron20152016
Deer Park, New York
"One of the best parks in the country"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
We've been here 3 times since 2004 and every time we have a great time. There is something for everyone in this park. The landscape design is one of the best in the country. The rides are awesome and they have a huge variety from kiddie rides to family rides to top thrill rides. My favorites are Verbolten, Alpengeist and Curse of Der Castle. Staff members are very nice and friendly unlike at many other parks. Food is one of the best in any amusement park. My favorite is the big restaurant in the Germany section where you can get huge corned beef sandwiches. You can't get that at six flags. Excellent shows too. The last time we were there I won a free fast pass on one of the games which came in very handy. Like any park, lines are long for some rides but short for other ones. Definitely worth a visit and worth the money.
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cindyaryan
Boston, Massachusetts
"Fabulous for all ages!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Our favorite theme park thus far (and we are HUGE Disney fans). The park had something for everyone. Loved the layout with all the countries, the shows, the rides, the food. We got a season pass (money wise it made sense) for our week stay and went ever day. Sometimes just from dinner time to close. We also got an unlimited park pass which was great (again since we went every day). I have yet to find a park that offers an unlimited parking pass.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Do Busch Gardens tickets expire?
Yes, they expire within the season. See view details under ticket type for exact date.

How much is parking?
$15 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks or campers
$20 - Preferred parking, subject to availability.

Is Howl-O-Scream included with my admission?
Yes, Howl-O-Scream is included with a single day admission ticket. At 6:00 pm for select fall dates, the park changes into a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for young children. We do not allow costumes in the park.

Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens?
Busch Gardens is committed to a safe and friendly environment. Therefore we have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.

What options are available if I want to bring my pet to the park?
Pet care is provided in the England Parking Lot for an additional. Pets are not allowed inside the park. The facility is ventilated but not temperature-controlled. Pets will be offered fresh water, but it is the owner's responsibility to bring food and feed their pet. Trained service animals are welcome at Busch Gardens.

Are coolers or picnic baskets allowed inside Busch Gardens?
Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed inside the park. (Exception: Baby food and medicine are permitted, but not in glass containers.)

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens?
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Carts are available for a nominal fee. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.

What if it rains?
Busch Gardens remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks outdoor shows, rides and attractions may be temporarily affected.  Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather.