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.

Parking fees:
  • $18 - 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.

Williamsburg Customer Reviews

178 Reviews
Luzviminda DeChalus
Martinsburg , WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Garden/Water Country USA awesome!"
July 2019 NEW
Took my kids for a mini vacation, we all had a wonderful time!
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Anna Marie Zeller
Va beach, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Garden"
July 2019 NEW
Had a hard time buying a ticket from Busch Garden site and when i tried searching I found this site and its a quick click and i had a ticket right away
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Williamsburg Customer
Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing experience"
July 2019 NEW
Tripster made the whole process of getting a ticket the easiest thing in the world. Going through Tripster made it easier than going directly through the company I was trying to get tickets from. It took 5 minutes with Tripster and it took more than over an hour going directly through the company. Tripster is the way to go for sure.
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Tip: Tripster also provided me information on deals and i was able to redeem them through Tripster

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Jacquelyn Moore
Clarksburg, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Busch Gardens vacation"
July 2019 NEW
The experience with Tripster was awesome! They were fast and professional. The kids enjoyed their visit to the parks and no one was disappointed.

I recommend using Tripster
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Tip: Easy, user friendly app

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Erika Edwards
Charlotte , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So helpful and tons of fun"
July 2019 NEW
We were on a trip with our family of 5 and we came across the tripster page. We were able to get tickets to our theme park and the process was so easy and convenient! I would definitely use again. Trust me when I say I’m very cautious when it comes to like 2nd and 3rd party sites but this one was great. Will definitely use again
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Tip: Make sure you have access to your bank account transactions because you need to verify the charge to actually get what you’re purchasing. I think it’s great they do that because it’s for fraud protection.

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Lino Cracchiolo
Palmyra, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful"
July 2019 NEW
Its wonderful
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Tip: Very good

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Williamsburg Customer
WILLIAMSBURG, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Thursty’s great day with Grandsons"
April 2019
My golf outing was canceled and my daughter invited me to go to BGW with my grandsons. The weather was great until around 3:00 PM. The park was not crowded and we were able to enjoy the rides with little or no wait. As always, the Festhaus was a treat, great food and entertainment!
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Tip: The park is always beautiful, spring, summer, fall. Christmas Town is special.

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Rachel Pencu
Wilton, CT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Some serious roller coasters"
April 2019
The best part is they have some serious roller coasters. The rest of the park is just ok.
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Tip: The app isn’t good. Not reliable for wait times or if rides are open.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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CoachFowler2
McGaheysville, Virginia
"A Definite Must-Stop For Families"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2019 NEW
This was a great decision by my wife and I to take our family to Busch Gardens this summer. We arrived at opening and the fun lasted all day. Coming during summer break means the lines were long; however, we were able to ride every ride that we wanted to and many of them multiple times. There was plenty to ride for each of my children ages 6, 10, and 12 (Although a little less for my 6 year old). They have lockers to keep your belongings in so they don't get misplaced or stolen because most rides do not allow them. There are lockers at each ride so that you can switch your stuff as you move throughout the park. They have plenty of food and beverage options there as well (Even a brewery). This was an awesome trip for our family this summer and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Ed B
"Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2019 NEW
What a wonderful experience. Absolutely loved the rollercoasters. The grounds are stunning with perfectly groomed flowers and bushes throughout the entire park
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Askibunny
"Had a blast"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
You need more than one day to enjoy the park more. We had a blast. It was hot and we were provided paper cup to be able to get water. Thanks.
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Tim J
Montclair, Virginia
"Great amusement park!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
You need more than one day to do/see everything if you have the time. Great rides for all ages. Depending on when you visit you will be waiting in lines for the popular rides. The kiddie rides lines are not very long. There are water rides/areas for all ages also. We like the park because there is lots of shade when walking around. Lots of food/drink areas. Lots of shows. The different ‘countries’ offer different experiences. This park is a most do when in Williamsburg.
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Dennis S
Columbus, Ohio
"Beautiful, but disappointed by so much being closed"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
The park is beautiful, and the rides top notch. But after paying $18 to park and $75 to get in, you expect the promised amenities to be open. More than half the park was closed for an hour after the supposed open time. Many rides and shops remain closed for hours (we found one with a sign that said it opened at TWO PM!). Even though these are small things, they are aggravating, which distracts from having a good time. We came here after a great experience at BG Tampa, but we're now soured on this company. Please BG, start opening the whole park at the same time!
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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.