Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia

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 $18 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 the 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.

Finnegan's Flyer- Opening spring in 2019. This extreme swing will take you over 80 feet in the air at speeds of 45 mph rushing over the Celtic cliffs of Ireland. This breathtaking attraction features two pendulum-like arms, seating 32 riders that fly progressively higher with each swing.

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

Christmas Town
Busch Gardens Williamsburg transforms into a holiday wonderland of entertainment and attractions with twinkling lights, holiday shows, Santa, and Rudolph. Christmas Town opens November 16, 2019 and will continue on select days through January 5, 2020.

Parking fees:
  • $20 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers
  • $21-$36 - Preferred parking
  • $29-$44 - VIP parking
  • $45 - Multi-Day Parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers (Valid for 7 Consecutive days)


Preferred parking is subject to availability. Tour buses may park for free.

Tripster Customer Reviews

193 Reviews
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Pink Hill, NC
1 Review
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"Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets"
October 2019 NEW
Tripster was great for cheap tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Customer services was excellent! The online purchase was easy. I will use Tripster for entertainment.
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Torabiniaki Seyedmohammad
Herendon, VA
1 Review
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"it was greate"
September 2019
it was great every thing regulated profitionally
but i don know why the park begin at 12pm
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Tip: you must go earlier in morning

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Mohamed T.
Hackensack, NJ
1 Review
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"Fantastic park"
September 2019
Had a wonderful time with my wife and kids. The park is beautiful. Lines weren’t too bad. It was a little hot. But by dinner time weather was phenomenal. Love the country themes.
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Tip: Family fun. Great themed rides.

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Jim Dailey
Blacksburg , VA
1 Review
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"Great time"
September 2019
Tripster made the purchase and support easy.
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Tip: Take your I’d with you to the gate,

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sherri saunders
hague, VA
1 Review
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"The Best price"
September 2019
Purchased Busch Garden tickets for trip with Granddaughters it was easy tickets delivered saved 80.00 - A good time was had by all.
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Tip: I would take water bottle to park and research where you want to eat as food was not that great and not many choices for kids

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Doug Goecker
Midlothian, VA
1 Review
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"Classic park"
September 2019
Good mid week day with minimal crowd. Great for what it is.
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Tip: Go hungry and get a meal plan!

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Raheem Mahmood
Totowa , NJ
1 Review
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"The best price"
September 2019
I used tripster for the first time and I loved it the price and how easy it is. I recommend people to use it.
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Brian Roach
Newark, DE
1 Review
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"Excellent Service"
August 2019
First and not last time using this site. It was very easy to process and customer service exceeded my expectations
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Tip: Easy processing and excellent customer service

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Erich S
"Woefully unprepared, understaffed, and lack of communication"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019 NEW
Christmas Town 2019 I have been visiting Busch Gardens since I was a child and in every previous visit I have been able to go through the parking toll 1 hour before park opening. On this visit it started 20 minutes past the hour. Visitors were also granted access to England 1 hour before official opening as well and would be held at the gates in Ireland and Scotland. This visit the turnstiles would not be opened until the exact opening time. Also if you purchase additional services, such as all day dine, drink, photokey etc you will have to go to a separate location to collect all of these things. Why on earth you can't get all of this done in one visit to guest relations is beyond ridiculous. After these minor inconveniences it was time to enjoy the park. Let's take the train from Scotland to New France! YOU CAN'T. The train is only operational after dark and can only be boarded in New France. Why the park cannot allow use of the train for normal circumnavigation until it becomes the Christmas Town express after dark is a joke. Well at least you can take the walkway from Scotland to Germany. YOU CAN'T. Inexplicably this is cordoned off with no explanation. Well, how about the skyride! YOU CAN'T DO THAT EITHER! So the only way to navigate the park is in the circle. There is no other way to get from A to B except by determining, which way on the circle will be faster. With a family you are now deciding what you can and can't do because it is no longer feasible to make certain shows at certain times because it is now too far. Well, how about the wonderfully advertised brand new Traditions Tree Maze. IT WASN'T FINISHED. The main new attraction for the season was incomplete. The trees didn't have lights, the booths were incomplete. It was more intersecting paths than a maze. There was nothing that indicated it was a maze in any logical sense. The trees were too small. The walk to the maze was wholly unappealing, a service road to nowhere. The "maze" was also incredibly small and since you could see over the trees completely pointless. They have pin trading now, so that should be fun. THE BOOTH WAS CLOSED. And since the offerings change based on location it was a spectacular failure (beyond being ridiculously overpriced). It's Christmas and what better country exemplifies Christmas trees and glass ornaments than Germany. Except NOT A SINGLE ORNAMENT IN THE GERMAN GIFTS, which has always included a Christmas room, had a single ornament MANUFACTURED IN GERMANY. I was double charged buyong souvenirs. I pointed this out and the staff was incapable of rectifying the situation or couldn't be bothered. I now get to waste my own personal time making a phone call to the number they circled on the receipt. Lastly, all dining establishments were understaffed. The good: All day dine is a great value. Photokey actually beat my expectations and was a worthwhile addition. The park was decorated spectacularly. However, the multitude of failures, lack of communication, unfinished attractions, and absolutely woeful transiting of the park outweighed what could have and should have been a magnificent experience. I have been going to this park since I was child and it's becoming more and more apparent that park is on a slow and steady decline under Seaworld's (mis)management.
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Mississippi971
"Beautiful park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
Loved all the work that is done to maintain the park. It is clean, beautifully landscaped and looks great. Good service. Thanks for a nice visit.
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Dream194511
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Beautiful park and AWESOME rides!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2019 NEW
I have visited this park many times over the past 20 years and have enjoyed myself on each visit. The grounds are very nice for an amusement park and the themed sections are a neat touch so you get a feel for being transported to another country. The rides are well maintained and the shows are lots of fun to attend. I recommend getting to the park as it opens and take a left when you enter the park. You can catch Verbolten without a wait and may be able to ride it a second time with little to no wait. We found that visiting on Wednesdays have brought lesser crowds.
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nesavvytraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Best Park Visit in Long Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2019 NEW
Everything was great from start to finish. Ticket booths were well organized and friendly staff, food concessions were clean and reasonably priced and ride lines moved quickly. The water rides were very busy, but they went quick also. This place is a must visit.
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watchyoursix
Medina, Ohio
"Best Amusement Parks"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2019 NEW
Our family lives only an hour from Cedar Point Amusement in Ohio. Hands down one of the best parks in the world in you love roller coasters. For my job, don't ask, I have been to Disney World more times than I can remember. This was my first time to Busch Gardens and I was so impressed. This place was comfortable and amazing!!!! It was a very hot day, but that almost doesn't matter as most of the park is shaded. (Are you listening Cedar Point???? How about you spend some money on guest comfort...just saying). Anyway, the different nations theme was very well done throughout the park. The staff is not as well organized as Cedar Point or Disney, but everything seemed much more accessible. We will definitely return!!!!
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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
$21-$36 - Preferred parking varies, subject to availability.
$29-$44 - VIP parking
$45 - Multi-Day Parking

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. Guests are not allowed to bring food into Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Glass containers and flavored drinks may not be taken into the parks. (Exception: Baby food and medicine are permitted, but not in glass containers.) We do allow each guest to bring one water bottle (plastic).

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.