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 the 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 in 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.

Parking fees:
  • $18 - 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

170 Reviews
Julie LoCicero
Newport News , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Memorable"
December, 2018 NEW
From the moment we walked in to Busch Gardens Christmas Town, we were amazed at the absolutely beautiful decorations and excitement!
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Tip: Dress warmly and allow plenty of time

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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
McLean, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great trip."
December, 2018 NEW
Beautiful park, awesome trip for the whole family.
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Tip: Gondola ride is indeed one way...

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Marie Gandy
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Review
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"Oh What Fun!!"
December, 2018
It was a perfect day once the light rain moved out. The lights were beautiful! Great way to spend celebrating the holidays with friends.
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Tip: Dress for the weather and take pictures.

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DARLA SWANFELD
1 Review
"Christmas town too expensive"
December, 2018
Sorry, I really am not trying to be a scrooge, but we went with 6 adults and 6 children. Price 54.00 each ticket was ridiculous for what was offered. The less ticket you could purchase on line were sold out. Definitely will not be going back again.
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Tip: Lines are ridiculous, prices are way to high, to dark for kids to walk around

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Kaleigh Sweeney
Virginia Beach , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!"
November, 2018
I got my boyfriend and I ticket for very cheep on this website. $25 dollars off each of our Busch Gardens tickets. It was well worth it! I love going to Busch Gardens!!!
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Kaylee Immekus
Indiana, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Gardens"
November, 2018
Can’t wait to go again
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sharon etris
bronston, KY
1 Review
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"Fun!"
November, 2018
Our ticket purchase was easy and financially safe
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Tip: It is a safe way to purchase

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Rachel P.
Richmond , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Nice Staff"
November, 2018
Well when we got there it was raining hard and it was just so dark and wet could barely see anything. Got lost a couple times. And the park closed earlier than it was supposed to, But at the end of it all they apologized for the weather. I also appreciate them giving free tickets so we could come back and enjoy it
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Patrick M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
"Superb Christmas at a different level"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2019 NEW
Was not too sure about the entry fee for a night time visit to this or any park, never been so wrong, the lights on the bushes the trees made this the highlight of a december visit to Va, my special needs foster sons were awestruck, my wife and i could not believe how beautiful this place was lit up.
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Tara L
Stanhope, United States
"Great Family Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Took the family to Busch Gardens for Spring Break. What a fabulous time. There was something there for everyone . The rides, the sights and the food were amazing!
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ames3480
East Meadow, New York
"Family vacation 2018"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Such a fantastic place to tale for family vacation. They have everything great rides, great shows , great food we spent 3 full days just at the park and than went to Colonial Williamsburg. There’s always park ticket deals too . I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a lil out of the ordinary vacation. If you have trouble getting around they do rent scooters and everything in the park even the rides accommodate/ handicapped accessible.
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huyendao1805
Reisterstown, Maryland
"Perfect place to have Christmas spirit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Beautiful Christmas decorations with tons of activities for family with kids. Great place to spend family time. The only dowside is that the park was too crowded during holidays time. There was always a line for rides, shows and restaurants. I would recommend to plan ahead of time before going to the park so that you could have more time to experience all activities rather than being stucked waiting in lines.
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Nan T
ELBERTON
"Christmas Town at Busch Gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
On our visit to Williamsburg, we had the Holiday Bounce package. On the Thursday evening after Christmas, my husband and I visited Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. The displays were incredibly beautiful with something for the youngest to the oldest. We traveled by shuttle from our hotel (the best way to visit attractions) and arrived around 6 p.m. As expected, the park was filled with people but still easy to get around. By 8 p.m., the park was filled, almost shoulder to shoulder, with families and children (perhaps because heavy rains were expected for the next day).. Lines for anything edible were miles long, and food was very pricey! Had it not been for the rain, we would probably returned on Friday to see the shows, which other guests told us were very good. A multi-day pass, such as our Bounce Pass, and access to free shuttles from hotels/visitor center are the way to go. You can come and go, eat at more reasonably and healthy outside of the park, rest & regroup. As I stated, the park was beautiful. Plan and prepare.
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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.