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Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23187  
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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.

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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.
2016 EVENTS
KIDsiderate® Concert Series (April 23 & 30, May 7 & 14)
Glory at the Gardens Weekend (May 7 & 8)
Busch Gardens® Food and Wine Festival (May 27 – June 26, select days)
Busch Gardens Bier Fest (Sept. 2 – 18, select days)
Howl-O-Scream® (Sept. 23– Oct. 30, select days)
Christmas Town™ (Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, select days)

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.

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

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kevin bender cutler bay, FL
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"BETTER THAN TAMPA"
Reviewed October, 2015
We live in Florida but originally from up north. I went to Bush Gardens Williamsburg as a child. I now have four of my own. My older two boys have gone to Williamsburg and now my twin girls. They loved it, great rides, better organized lines, nicer people working there and a better atmosphere at the park. In Tampa you get rushed around all day trying to make the rides. Very overcrowded.. Just can't stop and enjoy the park anymore. In Williamsburg the wife and I sat around if we didn't ride and let the kids have fun. No worries.

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chrisy kerby south boston, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Think plan budget works every time"
Reviewed July, 2015
This vacation through reserve williamsburg was simple and easy no major problems both park and hotel were booked The only problem we had was the printed tickets for Bush gardens it seems when we got to the park the attendent had a hard time finding our tickets this took quite a while but eventually our tickets were found other then that we had a great time
Tip: Always plan your trips If you use travel sites always print your information and carry it with you its better to be safe then sorry

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Aaron212

Portland, Oregon

"Lovely park, not staffed appropriately."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2016 NEW

This really could be a world-class park but the service doesn't match Disney- not even close. The park is lovely... the rides/ attractions are impressive but understaffed and when they had staff not always great. Many rides (I was with a 4 year old) were staffed w just 1 person- when it really required 2... it took a long time to get kids in and on safely... which caused longer than needed wait times. Food service wasn't great. Ice cream shop in "France"- couldn't order just 1 scoop (not even for kids); this is terrible... there is an obesity epidemic in this country... no need to mandate huge dessert portions just so they can charge more. Took over 20 minutes (not exaggerating) to get ice cream for 3 people AFTER the order was placed- about 30 minutes if you include the line time- This area was staffed just SUPER slow. BG; nice... but makes you appreciate Disney.

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Leah F


"Nice park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

We go at least once a year. Nice value on the food plan. We love the animal show. There's plenty of activities for little ones.

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Kevin K


"Excellent!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

I have visited this park since I was a little kid. Now with my own family, I couldn't wait to take my children. While they are still a bit too young to enjoy much, we had an excellent time. We purchased the all day dining pass and definitely got our money's worth. Overall, an excellent day and a lot of fun! Tips: Go on a Wednesday. Not busy at all. Buy the all day dining pass, as well.

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Linda607

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

"FANTASTIC TIME"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

Great time. Everyone was so friendly. I was using a scooter since I am unable to walk far and all venues and shops were accessible to me. Beautiful landscaping. My adult daughter enjoyed all rides. I did notice rides for young children. The shows were superior as well as entertainers.

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Z5653ZZjordanb

LaGrange, North Carolina

"Love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

We live in North Carolina and we have season passes. We go ever chance we get. Great food. Great rides and awesome people. A must go.

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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.

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. Pets are not allowed inside the park. $10 /pet for regular guests / all day, $7 for pass members. 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.

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