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 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.

2018 Events
THE COUNT'S SPOOKTACULAR Weekends Oct 6 - Oct 28
Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun on Saturdays and Sundays in October for a kid friendly Halloween event. Children (under 9) are invited to come dressed up and join in our costume parade during this daytime event. There are other family-friendly activities, too, like our all-new hay maze, trick-or-treating locations and interactive show. Included with park admission and ends at 5pm.

HOWL-O-SCREAM: Select Dates Sept 15 - Oct. 28
Scares start at 5:45pm on select fall nights. Fear awaits in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, challenging escape rooms and darkly entertaining live shows. Included with park admission and not suitable for young children.

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

130 Reviews
Jennifer Martinez
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome park!!"
September, 2018 NEW
Busch gardens is my favorite amusement park, by far, out of all the ones I have visited. The numerous rides are a blast, the landscaping is beautiful, and the European themes are fun, so even if you're not riding, it is fun to walk around and get involved in the other attractions.
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Tip: My favorites: the food at the Food & Wine Festival in June and Christmas town in December, or all year round in Italy!

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Rohan Mathur
Hermitage, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience in Busch Gardens"
September, 2018 NEW
Buying tickets was an extremely easy process. Not to mention the great price. We had no problems getting in the park. We went on Labor Day weekend and had a great time with family and friends. Highly Recommended!
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Tip: Easy effective online purchase

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Denise E Clyburn
Washington, DC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Gardens Williamsburg"
September, 2018 NEW
The service was absolute phenomenal. The purchase of tickets was very smooth and timely. We did not have to stand in entrance lines and every thing was accurate
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Tip: Be exact about what you want and everything will go smoothly.

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james venziale
phila, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Place"
September, 2018 NEW
All around excellent experience, Park is clean and just a friendly atmosphere.
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Tip: Be aware of the weather forecast

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Adriana Valencia
Bowie , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great customer service"
September, 2018 NEW
We went to Bursh Garden’s Park the experience was amazing. The customer service agents were very kind and helpful.
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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
Mount Airy, MD
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Trip"
September, 2018 NEW
He had a great time at the park!
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Sneha Bupathi
Edison, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Swift, easy, awesome process"
September, 2018 NEW
Thanks to Reserve Williamsburg, we were able to get discounted tickets to Busch gardens (Virginia) and we had an AWESOME time!! The tickets worked perfectly and the whole process was swift and easy. Thanks so much!
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Tip: Print out your tickets beforehand for easy, simple access. Don't forget to purchase parking separately!

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Howard Gore G.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Thirsty’s Busch Gardens review"
September, 2018 NEW
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, is absolutely the best park in the country. The landscaping is top notch. The rides are awesome. And, the food and beer are great.
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Tip: Wear comfy shoes, will get plenty of exercise. Gotta experience the Loch Ness Monster. I rode it 40 years ago and it still is a thrill!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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watkinstommy1
Williamsburg, Virginia
"Beautiful & Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
This is a beautiful garden spot. Just like the name states it is Busch gardens. There are great looking plants, a vast variety of vines, blooming plants, and sturctured plants. The are rides for all ages, acts and theactical performances that are interesting and set for all ages. Plan on going if anywhere in the area. The season pass is the way to go, a great value.
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TheHasars
Rockville, Maryland, USA
"Great experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
Great fun and experience Specifically for the Halloween. However not all haunted house were open on the day of the visit which was the 1st day of this. Great roller coasters!
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Elizabeth M
Ledyard, Connecticut
"Nice watch to end vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
The roller coasters were the main attraction for our family. Grandma was disappointed that the Riverboat rides were shut down and the train was shut down and the antique cars are no longer there. We enjoyed a couple of the shows. The haunted houses were not as exciting as we expected. There were no water rides available.
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ohmytotheapplepie3
Jarrettsville, Maryland
"Really Cool"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
Busch Gardens is a neat place. I love going around the park and seeing the different countries! There’s so many rides, and shops, and fun places to eat where you can get food specifically from the country that you’re in which is really cool. It does get very hot and crowded in the summertime. I recommend going later in the year to be able to enjoy it more.
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fiamma11
Vienna, Virginia
"Best Theme Park in The Area"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2018 NEW
This is a really nice theme park, the best in the area for sure. The rides and shows are as expected but the grounds are nicely landscaped and beautifully attended and the food venues are a step above many other local parks.
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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.