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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

182 Reviews
Linda Jackson
Hamilton, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Bush Gardens Tickets"
August 2019 NEW
I was very satisfied with purchasing my tickets through Tipster. All I had to do is show my phone with the bar code fir entrance to the park.
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Joseph McKenna
Campbell, NY
1 Review
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"A terrific day!"
August 2019 NEW
Our family loved our day at Busch Gardens.
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Tip: Parking and exit were very efficient!

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latasha walls
washington, DC
1 Review
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"Good deals"
August 2019 NEW
It was quick & simple booking tickets for BUSCH GARDENS
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Kimberely Basnett
Clarksburg , WV
1 Review
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"Birthday Trip"
August 2019 NEW
I took my niece to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens for her 11th birthday. We stayed at a Colonial Williamsburg Hotel. I asked the front desk attendant if they had reduced rate tickets for Busch Gardens. She said they didn't, but she did recommend Tripster. I went on the website as we rode the bus over to Busch Gardens and I was able to get our tickets before we stepped off of the bus. It was easy and fast and best of all, there was a great discount. This was my first time using Tripster and I was very happy with the outcome.
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Luzviminda DeChalus
Martinsburg , WV
1 Review
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"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
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"Busch Garden"
July 2019
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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Tripster Customer
Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
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"Amazing experience"
July 2019
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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Jacquelyn Moore
Clarksburg, MD
1 Review
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"Busch Gardens vacation"
July 2019
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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millner770
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"The Best place for Kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
My 6 and 7yo grandsons absolutely enjoyed the park. They especially loved the wolves exhibit and the show. We walked a lot and caught the train and sky ride from one side of the park to the other to get to the rides and attractions. We went last year and they asked to come back next year!
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bonusmama86
Bristol, Connecticut
"Great for familys, not so great for plus size people"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Busch Gardens has been a place that I loved going as a child. I have so many fond memories of this place. I was very excited to take my little family there for the first time. When: August 10th through the 14th. We visited Busch gardens on the 12th and the 14th Vacation Package that included the hotel, parking for the park we choose and a meal a piece plus our tickets. If you don't like the heat, don't come here in the summer. It is sooooo hot. Pros: The place is beautiful. Seriously. I loved that our meal was included in our ticket as well as the parking since we did the package. The food was what you would expect for an amusement park. I was nervous after reading so many reviews but we managed our expectations and found it was quite good for an amusement park. The ice cream was fantastic but it is hard to mess that up. The rides are super fun if you can get on them. Wait times were not bad at all. Longest wait we had was 20minutes. Cons: If you are heavy, like me...it can be hard to find rides you fit on. I was only able to ride Verbolten (it was incredible), escape from Pompeii, the pirate ship type ride and Finnegan's flyer (I squished into this and thought I was going to die). Not enough tester seats. I would recommend either offering more of these or making more plus size friendly rides. I choose to not let this ruin my vacation but it would be very frustration I am sure. Otherwise, not to many cons that could be fixed (like the heat). Pricing is high for everything but it is to be expected for an amusement park. Definitely will go back, we were already discussing it.
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Reeseannn
Raleigh, North Carolina
"IT HAS A DARK DEEP SECRET....."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Don’t bring your kids to this it is secretly beer themed!!! It encourages you drink beer.... If you are a member you get free beer...They are always having beer fest stuff. But for teens and older it is very fun. They have very good rollercoasters. The food was pretty good for on the go food. The different countries were cool.....but all the country’s where big beer or wine country’s. But there were no Asian or African countries, it was not global. Also, they need more accessible bathrooms. The rides and roller-costars were good for all ages!
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rex19ra
Seaford, Delaware
"Take your walking shoes"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
One of our favorite places. They have streamlined the entrance process, which is nice. Still, go early as the parking lots fill up quickly. The shuttle driver gave us a good tip on where to see the fireworks. And the personnel In the park was willing to help with directions when we were a little lost. Don’t depend on the maps. They are a bit out of proportion, and we got lost a time or 2. Food is expensive, so eat a good meal before you go. You will walk it off. Stay hydrated - they will give you free cups of water if you ask. They are building a new coaster that should be open spring 2020. It is supposed to be a real thrill ride.
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acardinrnbsn
Bluff City, Tennessee
"Coasters & beer!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
Got there about noon on Saturday, VIP parking $45-parked front row and walked right inand at 9:30 walked right out and drove off easily as fireworks were going off. Decided to also upgrade to 1 time ride quick-que $50 each. Love the different countries you walk through! Lots to see, eat, and drink! Paid $22 for beer sampler, you get 10 draft beers, and they have soooo many different selections as you walk through the countries! Faves: Otis stout at Grogans Pub in England and Grolsch in Oktoberfest! Food Das Festhaus was great! Had the German sampler. Also got a giant fresh pretzel in Oktoberfest, so good. We rode a few coasters, some multiple times, listed in order starting with my best picks! 1-Appollo’s Chariot 2-Griffon 3-Verbolten 4-Loch Ness Monster, rode Mach Tower, was great! The park was clean, staff were friendly, food was good, and beer was plentiful! Definitely wear some comfortable shoes, lots of ups and downs, and stay hydrated! It was super hot and humid! Free ice water, take advantage of that.
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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.