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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
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.

Parking fees:
•$18 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers
•$24 - 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.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reserve Williamsburg Customer Reviews

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Cassie Smoot Statesville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pleasantly surprised!!!"
Reviewed July, 2016 NEW
We had not been here since we were little and boy things have gotten so much better! We came with our entire extended family 3years old to 60 years old and not one person was disappointed! The log flume and 3D rides were a huge hit and the roller coasters had us all screaming with laughter! We went in July and it was HOT to say the least, BUT Bush Gardens is full of large beautiful trees that provide so much shade and so many air conditioned buildings that no one was bothered by the heat it was great! We will be making this an annual trip!

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Debra McKrola Longmont, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Totally loved the rollercoasters!!!"
Reviewed July, 2016 NEW
We were traveling in Virginia and my 18 year old daughter wanted to go to Busch Gardens. I looked at the cost and thought...hmm kind of expensive but looks really fun. Looked online, found these coupons and was a little hesitant. Read the other reviews and went for it. We had a fantastic day! There were no lines and we rode the roller coasters 31 times (well I maxed out at 29 but she kept going). Had a blast. Would do the exact same thing again next time.
Tip: The refillable cup was great. We often had them fill it with icewater, but that was nice too. It was about 10.00 for the day. There are lockers that are reusable at different places around the park.. super convenient. Shoes that stay on versus flip flops are easier to manage. Straps on glasses/sunglasses are helpful. Staff was fun!

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Jackie Scheller Baden, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great park!"
Reviewed July, 2016 NEW
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is beautiful and is a great experience. Each land is carefully planned out in making the park goers feel like they've stepped into another country. The rides are a great thrill and there's still a lot to do for those who don't participate in the thrill rides.
Tip: The park is large and while there are maps available to use, it's easy to lose your way around the park.

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richard gemme marshfield, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Summer fun"
Reviewed July, 2016 NEW
We shared s fun day with family, the shows were terrific and the rides were exciting. Very affordable and worth the visit for the entire family.
Tip: Be prepared to be amazed

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Allen Nock Blue Springs, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Rainy Memorial Day Weekend in Busch Gardens"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
I want to start by saying how easy it was to order my tickets through Reserve Williamsburg. We arrived at Busch Gardens and walked right up to the turnstyle and entered with no issue at all. Our day began on a good note. It was sunny and the trees that fill the park provided plenty of shade. After riding the Loch Ness Monster with my son ... who tremendously enjoyed the double loops ... we headed to Ireland. Then it began to rain. We had prepared for it since a tropical storm was in the Atlantic. We knew we'd be wet, but it was Memorial Day weekend and we wanted to make the most of our trip. The park employees did their best to keep rides open and surprisingly there were only a few that were shut down. Lunch was a different story. We attempted to eat at the Fest Haus but they were not open because they were under staffed - I have to deduct points here because entertaining people both indoors and out is what Busch Gardens is in the business of doing. This was a major mistake in my mind. We stood in the rain waiting for over 45 minutes before deciding to go elsewhere. I'd think that being a holiday weekend that staffing would not have been an issue. It would have also provided a nice place for us (and many others waiting with us) to get out of the rain. Other than that hiccup, our day was very enjoyable and my family had a good time. The grounds were immaculate and the attractions provided us plenty to do even though it rained most of the day. All in all, I'd recommend BG to anyone in the Williamsburg area wanting to have a fun day with the family. There is something for everyone!
Tip: Make sure to look at the showtimes before heading to the other side of the park.

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Debra Rasweiler Miller Place, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience"
Reviewed June, 2016
I had never heard of this website before so I was a little hesitant to join up. I had to call the customer service number because I could not down load the tickets to my phone (we were in a hotel) they were wonderful and everything couldn't have been easier...Try it it works !!!
Tip: plan before you go

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Tori Smith Newark, DE
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great hospitality"
Reviewed June, 2016
The workers there are so nice and helpful. My friend and I lost both our cell phones on a roller coaster, and a couple of the workers helped us out and let us use their personal cell phones for directions to our hotel.
Tip: Make sure you use the lockers before you ride any rides.

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Kara Fields Ocean City, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience!"
Reviewed June, 2016
Had an awesome day! Definitely rent a locker that can change location for your bag. And have a blast!
Tip: Be prepared to have fun and bring sunscreen!

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Kathi Mitsdarfer Williamsport, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Unbelievable!!"
Reviewed June, 2016
I stumbled upon this website when looking for discount Busch Gardens tickets. I was hesitant at first because if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. This was not the case. What an unbelievable savings!! We travelled with 6 people. I saved $90 off the price of admission. Thank you so much!! I will and have recommended your site to everyone I know!!

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Heather Morrison Vernal, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch gardens"
Reviewed June, 2016
Busch Gardens Williamsbug is worth going to, the rides are great plenty to do for all ages, very friendly people and is well organized
Tip: Plan on the humidity and dress accordingly

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Reserve Williamsburg Customer Duncansville, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gone Downhill"
Reviewed June, 2016
Loved it when I was there several times previously. This time i was very disappointed. So many shows and attractions were closed or not running. Nothing but roller coasters! Not much for older adults or those who cannot ride
Tip: Check was is operating that day and what shows are available. We're sorry we didn't. A waste of a lot of money for these active 'seniors' on a fixed income!

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kevin bender cutler bay, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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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Dahniyah H


"Nice family vacation fun getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

I like this place very family oriented nice staff had no problem answering any of our questions lines to most of the rifes werent long awesome rides for the kids And big kids they have sesame street area and the characters do a show and after show they come down to take pictures they also have a sweet deal for the unlimited beverage cup

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JusticeSalmon

Maple Grove, Minnesota

"Love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

My family of 5 visited on a hot July day. We really enjoyed the park. There aren't a lot of roller coasters, but the six they have are all great. Many of the other rides are fun as well. The themed stores and restaurants are a lot of fun and have a lot of interesting things to buy and eat. Be sure to find the store that is specific to each country and visit it. We didn't see any of the shows, but heard they were great. The best place to eat seemed to the BBQ restaurant in New France. Overall, it was a great day and I would definitely go again if I was in the area.

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Kelly G


"Amazing Theme Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

My family loves theme parks. This was our first visit and we were all impressed. The park is well themed and extremely clean. Customer service and ride operators did an incredible job. They were friendly and courteous. The coasters were great! All steel coasters and very smooth rides. They have a variety of shows that are entertaining for all ages. There were 3 water rides. We got wet on 2 (Pompeii & Rapids). There is a Sesame Street area for younger children. There are flat rides as well. Most of which were spinning rides.

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hammoan

Springfield, Ohio

"Coaster"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

Was really fun. We rode coasters. They were different from other coasters. One recommendation I would make is to build an actual building at the train stop in Italy since there is no shade at that station.

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Chanda R


"Perfect 4th of July Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

We were visiting from CA and found this to be a great, safe place to celebrate July 4th. Without having the inside scoop for local fireworks we spent a fun day enjoying the park and watching a great fireworks display! The park has something for everyone...easy rides, crazy rides and some really cool shopping districts.

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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?
$18 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks or campers
$24 - Preferred parking, subject to availability.

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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