Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23187
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia


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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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- Opened 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.

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends: April 3 - May 10th
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends are hosting a party just for kids on weekends this coming spring. Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Super Grover, Rosita and the other Sesame Street friends for fun at Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends.

Summer Nights: June 29 - Aug 13th
Busch Gardens becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.

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
Tripster Customer
Pink Hill, NC
1 Review
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"Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets"
October 2019
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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Williamsburg, Virginia
"Good family fun."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2020 NEW
This amusement park is not only fun with good coasters, entertainment and food, it beautifully gardened. The animals and shows make one smile from ear to ear. Rides fun for all ages.
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Steve F
Gulf Shores, Alabama
"love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2020
it has gotten a little pricey but i always enjoy myself t=when ever we go i really like the food in the german section
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"Great rides, entertainment and food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2020
Every time my family has gone to BG we all have a great time. Their events are special, their rides are really fun!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
"Best Theme Park of All Time."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2020
I have gone to Busch Gardens one time, and it was fun. The Park is fantastic because they have rides for thrill-seekers, and rides for everyone, for a non-thrill seeker. If you ride the sky ride at night, you can see an amazing view of the fireworks at the park.
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"i am 10 years old and i can ride every ride very good park nice staff the trams take you to the park very good rides"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 01, 2020
there were wolfs very beutiful fountins a lot of baby rides that were fun they wont let me submit this rate because i have to write at least 100 words so ignore the other stuff
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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. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR CANCELATIONS ARE ALLOWED.

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.