Busch Gardens Williamsburg
The Fun Never Stops at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Everyone will enjoy the park’s thrilling rides, stunning shows and animal encounters. 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 while playing with your little ones at the Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. Experience a breathtaking, virtual reality ride as you fight in the Battle for Eire®.
Fun is always in season at Busch Gardens with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options, kid-friendly attractions and exciting events. Here’s what’s happening at the park this year-round.
Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids on April weekends. Guests can join Elmo, Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and more for all the fun.
Food & Wine Festival
Park guests can unleash their inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items from around the world, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park.
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. The Royal Palace Theatre lights up with Spark, presented by Coca-Cola, a high-energy spectacle featuring party-starters, laser lights, pyrotechnics and a custom soundtrack created by award-winning musicians.
Drink a toast to the end of summer during Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Indulge in local brews, authentic German food and live music during this Bavarian celebration. Sample from your choice of over 100 brews paired with a beer-battered bratwurst or homemade pretzel during this three-weekend festival.
The Count’s Spooktacular
For not-too-spooky daytime fun just for kids, visit The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, a Sesame Street® Halloween event on weekends in October. Busch Gardens’ smallest guests are invited to dress up and join in a costume parade and safe trick-or-treating, among other family-friendly activities. Just remember that at the stroke of 6 p.m., Busch Gardens® becomes home to a host of creepy creatures waiting for unsuspecting victims.
Experience A New Era of Terror at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® XX, celebrating 20 years in 2018 with more scares than ever before. Fear abounds in this Virginia theme park’s collection of seven themed haunted houses, six terror-tories™ (scare zones) and darkly entertaining live shows, tucked between seven chilling world-class roller coasters. Intricate fall décor and shopping transform you to a place that encompasses Halloween. To vanquish your thirst from an evening of screaming, dare to visit any of the five spirit bars for some liquid libations.
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. Return during the holidays to see the park covered in over eight million twinkling lights, one of the largest light displays in North America. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting with the elves to give you a tour of Santa’s North Pole workshop. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens. Have your photo taken with Rudolph and his friends, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland in Holiday Hills. Keep warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, and watch in awe as figure skaters bring the spirit of Christmas to life on ice in ‘Twas the Night™.
For more information, visit BuschGardens.com/Williamsburg or call 757-229-4386
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