Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Thrilling adventures await at Busch Gardens Williamsburg! This European-style theme park in Virginia offers exhilarating coasters like Pantheon and DarKoaster, live shows, and up-close encounters with fascinating animals. With artfully landscaped villages and delicious dining options, it's the perfect destination for an unforgettable day of family fun!

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from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Features nine villages around six different European countries.
  • Home to several thrilling roller coasters and more than 40 family-friendly rides and attractions.
  • Park only accepts cashless payments, including credit and debit cards and smart devices with Apple Pay or Google Pay.
  • Free of charge Cash-to-Card kiosks located throughout the park are also available for guests with cash only.
  • Known for extraordinary shows, events, culinary experiences, and shopping.
  • Meet Clydesdale horses, border collies, rescued eagles, gray wolves, and more adorable and majestic animals.
  • Measure your height at the check station located in the Guest Information & Reservation Center in the England village.
  • Weather-or-Not Assurance is included with select tickets.


from Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg® is an action-packed European-themed amusement park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 350 acres of fun-filled exploration.

From thrilling coasters to world-class entertainment, there is something for everyone at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Thrill-seekers travel at speeds of up to 73 mph on Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster. The adventures continue in 2023 with the addition of DarKoaster, North America’s First All-Indoor Straddle Coaster. Make memories in the Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. With a fun-filled lineup throughout the year, guests can enjoy signature events from January – December. Indulge in globally inspired food and drink during the Food & Wine Festival, fright into the night during Howl-O-Scream®, Virginia’s Premier Halloween Event and celebrate the holiday season with 10 million lights and specialty shows during Christmas Town™. Fun is always in season at Busch Gardens.

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® (open seasonally). 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.

Now Open: DarKoaster™ is the world’s first all-indoor straddle coaster! With only a 48-inch height requirement, DarKoaster is a new roller coaster the whole family can conquer together. This new ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the park’s tenth coaster and an unprecedented, family-friendly addition to the park's thrill ride portfolio. The new coaster is housed in the iconic Curse of DarKastle building, paying homage to the previous ride with subtle theming nods for loyal park fans.

In addition to thrilling rides and attractions, this Williamsburg, VA theme park offers captivating stage shows, culinary delights, and world-class shopping experiences that provide fun for the whole family.

New in 2024: Prepare for a Return of Mythic Proportions: The Iconic Loch Ness Monster Reemerges at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2024 with a Thrilling New Experience. In 1978, the Loch Ness Monster came alive in Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the form of a coaster so original and iconic that it became a registered landmark. Now in 2024, the Loch Ness Monster will resurface with a fully restored experience loaded with all-new thrilling elements, dramatic storytelling and innovative effects, as it takes riders on its journey through the Scottish terrain across “Nessie’s” signature steel track, featuring over 900 feet of all-new track.

ALL-NEW Summer Event - Summer of Wonder: Daily now - Aug. 11
Explore a summer full of wonder and immerse yourself in the thrills of art, music, culinary delights, and world-class fun. Experience an epic summer of live music at the Busch Gardens® Summer of Wonder Concert Series. All concerts are FREE with park admission!

Busch Gardens Pride Day: July 21
Join us Sunday, July 21 for Busch Gardens Pride Day!

Bier Fest: Friday-Sunday + Labor Day Aug. 16 - Sept. 2
Sip and savor seasonal brew offerings and new beer-inspired recipes at Bier Fest.

Howl-O-Scream: Select Nights Sept. 6 - Nov. 3
Take on terrifying haunts and thrills as the sun goes down at this frightfully fun event. Included with park admission.

Halloween Spooktacular: Saturday - Sunday Sept. 21 - Nov. 3
Celebrate Halloween with your favorite Sesame Street Friends with Trick-or-Treating and more!

Christmas Town: Select Dates Nov. 15 - Jan. 5, 2025
Celebrate the holidays with millions of twinkling lights, festive shows, and holiday-inspired culinary delights.

Parking Fees:
  • General parking for one vehicle starts at $32.
  • Preferred parking starts at $42.
  • VIP parking starts at $53.
*Parking fees may vary per day and are subject to change without prior notice.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Reviews

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Sandra Gilbert
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"Family Day was Great"
July 2024 NEW
Thanks to Tripster everything was a breeze to check in. Great time at Busch Gardens!
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Lisa Detwiler
Ruckersville, VA
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"Fabulous deal!"
May 2024
Busch Gardens Williamsburg was having a memorial day sale so I almost bought my tickets from them. But I checked Tripster and tickets were a lot less and d didn't have the service fee BG was going to charge. I saved about $50 on 2 tickets. We printed the tickets at home and went directly to the gate. They scanned fine for entrance and we had a great day. I was skeptical to try Tripster but very happy with result.
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Loretta Phalen
Lancaster , OH
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"Great time"
April 2024
Busch Gardens had a great mix of rides, animals and shows. It was beautiful with all the flowers. Loved the different countries.
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Tip: Shows are amazing. Don’t miss them.

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Steffany Tribou
4 Reviews
"Four Cheers for Busch!"
January 2024
This was an incredible park! We went during our New England school vacation in April, and hardly anyone was there! It wasn’t too hot; weather was perfect, and no lines or waiting on most rides! We got to do all of the roller coasters and try out the front too! The shows were incredible, and we watched our favorites (Irish and German) twice! We used the app to help coordinate showtimes, and everything was a breeze! Truly enjoyable week, and the unlimited ticket was a great price for our family of four.
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Tip: Unlimited pass was well worth it, and we bought the 7 days of parking, which was $50 as opposed to the cost of daily parking.

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Claudia Rodas
Lindenhurst , NY
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July 2023
Very nice place to go with my family
Every other year we go to this beautiful place I love Bush Gardens
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Steffany Tribou
4 Reviews
"Amazing Park"
April 2023
The Fun Card was incredible and a great value! We got into the pristine park every afternoon and evening for a week. We were so fortunate to be in Williamsburg during our northern school break. It was not school break in the south, so we had no lines at the park! My 8 and 10 year old had an absolute blast!
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Tip: Park food is pricey, so plan to visit museums and do tours in the morning, eat a picnic lunch, then do Busch Gardens in the late afternoon through evening. If you hit the timing right like we did, there is plenty of time for ample coaster rides!

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Adam Mills
Asheville, NC
3 Reviews
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"Beautiful Park"
April 2023
I spent the day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg during the last week of March. The weather was beautiful and the park was very quiet -- so, it was a great day to visit the park. The park was beautiful and squeaky clean. I appreciated the European theming throughout the park, along with the beautiful grounds and landscaping. The use of the terrain and bodies of water among so many of their rides was really nice. Almost all of the employees whom I encountered in the park were extremely friendly. I spent the entire day riding rides -- mostly roller coasters, with very little to no waits on each and every one of them. I enjoyed all of the rides that I rode, especially Griffon. My only disappointment was that Pantheon was closed for the day. This was the main ride in the park that I was looking forward to riding, followed by Griffon. Unfortunately, Griffon was closed until the last 30 minutes that the park was open. At least I was able to get four consecutive rides on it, which made up for a lot of my disappointment that it had been closed all day up until this point. Still, it was disappointing to travel several hours to visit the park, to find Pantheon closed all day. Pantheon had been closed a few days earlier, but then it had been open. The last info that I’d got was that Pantheon was open. Then when I got to the park, it was closed -- possibly technical issues? Still, in the end, I had a nice day at the park. But I do know that I would've had a better time if Pantheon had been open and Griffon had opened much earlier in the day than it did. Almost forgot to add: The park is large, but easy to navigate. I didn't mind walking throughout the park most of the day. But I did take advantage of the sky ride a few times, since it was available to ride. I like the idea of having a sky ride available, so guests have that option as a means to get to and from different areas of the park. The reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the situation with Pantheon being closed all day and Griffon opening only in the last 30 minutes that the park was open. Also, the food was very expensive. I definitely paid more for my meal than it should have cost. In fact, I’ve gotten the same meal at other parks, and they have been considerably less in price.
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Tip: Dining is very expensive. Don't expect to find an inexpensive meal in the park. If you are staying in Williamsburg, there is a city bus with a route that goes to and from the park. Also, there are a string of hotels within a five or so minute drive from the park. I stayed at the Best Western on York Street, which was a very nice hotel and five minutes by car to Busch Gardens.

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Paige Gautsch
Selinsgrove , PA
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"Will purchase through tripster again"
June 2022
Tripster saved my fiancé and I so much money. It was easy to get my cards at both parks, we saved money on the park itself and the meal deal all day! Will definitely recommend to my family and friends!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Where is Busch Gardens Williamsburg located?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is located at 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185, near the intersection of Interstate 64 and Highway 60. Richmond (RIC), Norfolk (ORF) and Newport News-Williamsburg (PHF) International Airports are all within 45 minutes of the park.

What time does Busch Gardens Williamsburg open?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s opening and closing times vary by season. For Busch Gardens Williamsburg hours, please refer to the park’s operating calendar above when making your ticket selections.

Do Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets expire?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets are valid for regularly scheduled park operating day(s) within the current season. For exact ticket expiration dates, please click “details” for each ticket type when selecting your tickets above.

How much is Busch Gardens Williamsburg parking?

General parking for one vehicle starts at $32. Multi-day parking starts at $55 and may be used at Water Country USA. Preferred Parking starts at $42 and VIP parking starts at $53. Prices may vary per day and are subject to change without notice. VIP and Reserved Parking are 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. Costumes are not allowed in the park.

Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens?

Designated smoking stations are available 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.

Are pets permitted at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA?

With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed in our theme park or water park.

Does Busch Gardens and Water Country USA provide kennel services?

Pets may be boarded for the day in the climate-controlled kennel located in Busch Gardens' England Parking Lot for a nominal fee, subject to availability. This service is available from open to close on park operating days. Owners are responsible for feeding and walking their pet; Busch Gardens’ Pet Care team members will only provide water throughout the day. You can make arrangements at Guest Relations upon arrival, or pre-book pet boarding services prior to arrival by calling the number on your e-ticket. Please note that you must purchase preferred parking in order to park in the England Parking Lot.

Are service animals allowed in Busch Gardens and Water Country USA?

Yes, trained service animals are welcome at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

Can I bring food into Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

One bottle of water per person and single-serve sized snacks (approx. 2 oz or less) are allowed inside the parks, as well as baby formula and medicines. Otherwise, outside food and beverages are prohibited, including hard/soft coolers, glass containers, alcohol, and flavored drinks. Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a team member for assistance before entering the park. For your convenience, the park offers picnic areas adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza outside the park. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance.

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens?

Strollers, wheelchairs and electric carts are available to rent 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. If your day is impacted by weather, visit Guest Relations before you leave to receive a ticket for a return visit. Please be advised that Weather-or-Not Assurance policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. Parking, locker rentals, Quick Queue, All Day Dine, and additional upgrade purchases from the initial visit are not included in your return visit. Weather-or-Not Assurance program may only be utilized by guests with a Single-Day Ticket or Multi-Day Ticket. You can also visit Busch Gardens direct website within one week of your visit date to submit a Weather-or-Not Assurance claim. Refunds are not offered for weather.