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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.
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.

Reserve Williamsburg Customer Reviews

25 Reviews
Joe Morgan
Bristol, CT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"My wife and daughters first time and they cant wait to come back next year!"
August, 2016
Growing up my family always went to Virginia Beach for summer vacation and we always went to Busch Gardens. I always loved the day during our vacation we drove over to Williamsburg to spend the day at the park. It was alwasy my favorite day. I love Busch Garden more then any other theme park out there. So this year I decided to bring my wife and 3 year old daughter down to Virginia Beach from Connecticut and share my experiences with them. To sum it up they had a blast and were so happy this was our summer vacation this year and we have already decided next year we will be back. My daughter only being 3 can't ride many rides but the ones that she could she had a blast and since it was like 105 degrees out she never wanted to leave the Sesame Street water park. lol. Busch Gardens has done a great job adding rides for kids that are younger, cause lets face it we as parents arent going to skip trips because we have a toddler. I remember as a child there wasnt many rides for my sisters to go on but over the last 15 years since I was last there you guys have made outstanding improvements to make sure everyones entire family has fun while at Busch Gardens. Only complaint I have is I think its a little ridiculous to charge a 3 year $67 to get into the park. Maybe for like a 5 year old and up but a 3 year old I feel theres just not that much to justify $67. Halfway through the park she was exhausted and napped frequently. Besides that I have nothing negative to say. We will be back next year and we already decided we will be going to Busch Gardens 2 days out of our vacation. Thats how much we loved it.
Tip: If its in the dead of summer puts lots of sunscreen on and drinks lots of water!

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Todd Stone
Collinsville, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Gardens"
August, 2016
Had an awesome time, I have been going here for many years. Glad to get discount tickets.

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Richard W.
La Junta, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Beautiful and and Fun Theme Park"
August, 2016
Loved the European country themes around the park! Food was even good (had lunch in New France and dinner in Germany) - enough on the platters that two can share so it isn't even too expensive. Great rollercoasters - Verbolten was our family's favorite. Even on Sunday, lines were never all that long.
Tip: Great deal to buy the REFILLABLE FOR FREE drink cups. Definitely get your money's worth over the course of the whole day and night!

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Richard Simms
Lancaster, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun and Learn in Williamsburg"
August, 2016
We have never been to Williamsburg Busch Gardens or Water Country. I am 68 and my husband is 81 years old. We are adopted 2 of our grandchildren and we are trying to give them a great childhood experience. We rented electric scooters and scooted all over the park while the walked. We rode on some of the rides as a family and had a ball at Busch Gardens. Water Country was the best we rented 4 chairs an umbrella and we sat at the wave pool and had lunch (all you can eat) from 11:30am - 1:00pm. The food and drinks was great. We walked to other water slides and there was plenty of places to sit in the shade and watch the kids or ride the waves. We visited Ripley's Believe it or Not and we toured the History of Williamsburg Va. The kids had fun and they learned so much during this vacation. We did not do everything that we wanted to do so we are definitely making plans to visit the area again. This proves that no matte4r how old you are in age you can still have fun with the younger generation. They are learning from us and we are learning from them.
Tip: Check the internet for discounts tickets and no matter how old or young you are their is something fun and educational for everyone .

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Marie Mayes
spout spring, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"trip with grandkids"
August, 2016
I had not been to the Williamsburg Busch Gardens in over 10 years - kids all grown. My grandson begged me to go with them, so I finally agreed - thought I had gotten too old to do all that walking. Wrong, I had a great time! Grandkids were 12 and 3. We went on a Sunday and although it was right before school started back - it was not too crowded but plenty hot! So glad I made the trip and will probably do it again before getting too old!
Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that will dry fast!

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Reserve Williamsburg Customer
Blacksburg, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"thrill thrill thrill!!!"
August, 2016
It is great for family to relax and have fun. Busch Gardens have a lot of rollercosters for big kids and a lot small projects for little kids. The shows are also good for people who just want to relax with music and stories. The pets show, the gray wolf and owls, the dance, etc. are very interesting and impressive. We have been traveling to Williamsburg every summer for years. It is great to catch the ticket sales for a fun season. Besides Busch Gardens and Water Country USA these big theme parks, the downtown Williamsburg is also attractive for tourists.
Tip: Before you go, first check the weather, 2nd book the tickets earlier online to get a sale price

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Audra Robertson
Duncansville, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August, 2016
The kids had a great time and was thankful that I was able to get a discount on the tickets

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Jeffrey McCann
Rock Cave, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good Time"
August, 2016
We only spent a partial day at the park, but it was a fun day. My children, and my girlfriend's child all really enjoyed riding the rides, playing on the maze/obstacle course they have set up for the kids, playing in the water at the bottom of the maze/obstacle course. This was my 4th time at this park, and I have really enjoyed it every time. They have some great roller coasters, but this trip was focused more for the kids then for us. The lines for the kid rides were short so they were able to ride multiple rides in a short amount of time.
Tip: On a good day you can cover about the entire park in a day, but I recomend spending 2 days so you can take your time and enjoy everything without being rushed. In the heat of the day take time to watch one of the inside shows so you can get off your feet and cool off a bit in the air conditioning.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Anastasia B
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2016 NEW
I had the pleasure to visit Busch Gardens early October of this year. The park was opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weather was beautiful, 70-72 all week, no rain. Played on the rides during the day and saw all of their Vegas style shows which were very good. At 6 PM the park celebrates Halloween which they coin "Hallowscream". Went through all 6 haunted houses. Each was very well choreographed with brilliant sets and costumes and convincing actors. Not recommended for very young children because it appears very realistic. The park is close in proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, York town and James town, so site seeing is convenient when not in the amusement park. I would definitely go again.
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Melody T
"Family Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2016 NEW
This is a great place to go with lots to do for everyone. The grounds are beautiful and there is always something neat going on.
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DeDreanaFreeman G
"Great quick family getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
We have visited multiple times and still find more ways to enjoy hanging out and enjoying the park. With family in Virginia it's become a staple of our trips to swing by for a day.
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Scott A
"Nice place, but not Halloween favority"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
This past weekend we visited Busch Gardens for the first time. We were fortunate enough to get complimentary tickets, so I cannot complain, at all, about the admission price. My wife and I are not big on Halloween and we knew that it would be decorated with stuff like that. The shows were also based on Halloween, however most were very good. We really enjoyed the animal shows..... We would have enjoyed our day much more if the park was decorated for the Fall more, but it was a very enjoyable day, none the less. The park is clean and the staff are very friendly...
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"Another fun day at Busch Gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
Always a joy to wander through the Busch Gardens park. Bring your walking shoes as it is a very large facility. The sights, sounds and smells are a test of all your senses. We thoroughly enjoy eating at Oktoberfest, but it's usually very busy. Good variety of shops and of course there are some great roller coasters here.
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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 Howl-O-Scream included with my admission?
Yes, Howl-O-Scream is included with a single day admission ticket. At 6pm for select fall dates, the park changes into a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for young children.

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.