Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The Fun Never Stops at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg

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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®.

Opening this year, the Pantheon will feature non-stop action for riders with a record-breaking four launches, a top speed of 73 mph and a 95-degree drop making it the fastest multi-launch coaster in the world.

Fun is always in season at Busch Gardens with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options, kid-friendly attractions and exciting events.

Busch Gardens rides

Food & Wine Festival
For a special culinary experience, the Food & Wine Festival runs weekends, April 28-June 12, offering specialty food items, wines and craft beers from around the world. Unleash your inner foodie at 15 uniquely themed kiosks nestled throughout the park.

Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 1-24. Guests can join Elmo, Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and other friends for kid-friendly activities.

Summer Nights
Experience cool days and sizzling nights at Busch Gardens® Summer Nights from June 17-Aug. 14! Popular TV entertainment every week, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences and fireworks every night are just some of the reasons to visit during summer.

Click here to read more about summer events at Busch Gardens.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Bier Fest
Drink a toast to the end of summer during Busch Gardens® Bier Fest, weekends Aug. 12-Sept. 5. Indulge in local brews, authentic German food and live music during this Bavarian celebration. 

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Howl-O-Scream®
Fear abounds in this Virginia theme park’s collection of seven themed haunted houses, terror-tories (scare zones) and darkly entertaining live shows, tucked between seven chilling world-class roller coasters. Select nights from Sept. 9-Oct. 31.

Click here to read more about Howl-O-Scream.

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 from Sept. 24-Oct. 30. 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.

Click here to read more about The Count’s Spooktacular.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Christmas Town
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.

Click here to read more about Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

Water Country USA
Make a splash into summer fun at Water Country USA, Virginia’s largest family water park. Water Country, located just three miles away from Busch Gardens, officially opens for the 2022 season on May 14.

Water Country is a flashback to the surfin’ safari days of the ‘50s and ‘60s with splish-splashin’ slides, a way-out wave pool and hours of fun in the summer sun. More than 30 water rides and attractions, all sorts of live entertainment and hoppin’ restaurants, make a trip to Water Country USA a day that’s ready to rock your socks off.

Busch Gardens Rides

Here’s your guide to the rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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