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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets in Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23187
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Overview

A family-friendly attraction, Busch Gardens Williamsburg features nine villages centered around six European countries for guests to adventure through. The iconic theme park features exhilarating roller coasters, 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

  • It will take multiple days to do all the shows, rides, shops, etc., especially with kids.
  • This amusement park features 9 villages featured around 6 different European countries.
  • Features several roller coasters and more than 40 kid-friendly rides.
  • Known for extraordinary shows, events, culinary experiences, and shopping.
  • Measure your height at the check station located in the Guest Information & Reservation Center in the England village.

Description

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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.

Take your family to a place where the fun comes naturally, with a Busch Gardens® Williamsburg ticket. 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.

Coming in 2023: DarKoaster™, the world’s first all-indoor straddle coaster, will open in 2023 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The new attraction is the park’s tenth coaster and an unprecedented, family-friendly addition to Busch Gardens’ thrill ride portfolio. The new coaster will be housed in the iconic Curse of DarKastle building, paying homage to the previous ride with subtle theming nods for loyal park fans. “DarKoaster will be an exciting and unique addition to our world class lineup of coasters,” said Kevin Lembke, Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President. “As an indoor attraction, DarKoaster complements our collection of thrill rides and offers a new experience to enjoy throughout the year. Plus, with only a 48-inch height requirement, DarKoaster is a ride for the whole family to conquer together.”

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

2023 EVENTS
Mardi Gras: Fridays - Sundays - Jan 27 - Feb 26
Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Fridays - Sundays - March 3 - 26
The festivity continues all month long as Irish spirit, luck and celebration fill Killarney village.

Sesame Kids' Weekends: Fridays - Sundays - March 31 - April 23
Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby & all of your Sesame Street® Friends for fun-filled weekends.

Food & Wine Festival: Thurs - Sunday - April 27 - June 11
Flavors are in bloom at the Food & Wine Festival featuring internationally inspired tastes & sips to savor.

Summer Nights: June 16 - Aug 13
Immerse yourself in electrifying entertainment from day to night during this summer event.

Bier Fest: Fridays + Labor Day - Sunday - Aug 18 - Sept 4
Sip and savor seasonal brew offerings and new beer-inspired recipes at Bier Fest.

The Count's Spooktacular: Saturday & Sundays - Sept 23 - Oct 29
Celebrate Halloween with your favorite Sesame Street® Friends with Trick-or-Treating and more!

Christmas Town: Select Dates - Nov 10 - Jan 7
Separately-ticketed event (Must purchase a Christmas Town Admission). Celebrate the holidays with millions of twinkling lights, festive shows, and holiday-inspired culinary delights.

Parking Fees:
  • $30 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers
  • $40+ - Preferred parking
  • $50+ - VIP parking
*Parking fees subject to change. Tour buses may park for free.


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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 of operation, please refer to the park’s operating calendar above when making your ticket selections.

Do Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets expire?

Yes, Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets expire within the season. For ticket expirations, please click on “details” when selecting your ticket options above.

How much is Busch Gardens Williamsburg parking?

General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks or campers is $30. Multi-Day Parking starts at $55 and may be used at Water Country USA. Preferred Parking is $40+ and VIP Parking is $50+. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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. You may board your pet for the day in our climate-controlled kennel located in Busch Gardens' England Parking Lot. Owners are responsible for feeding and walking their pet; Busch Gardens’ Pet Care Team Members will only provide water throughout the day.

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

Trained service animals are welcome at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

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.) The park does 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. If your day is impacted by weather, visit the Welcome Center before you leave to receive a ticket for your second/return visit. Please be advised that policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services.