Voted the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” every year since 1990, Busch Gardens Williamsburg never fails to elicit strong emotions from its audience – from an adrenaline rush to total awe. There are plenty of exciting things to do at Busch Gardens, with events and activities the entire family will enjoy.
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Tips for Visiting Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Before paying a visit to one of the world’s most popular theme parks, here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:
- Save time and enjoy a hassle-free experience by purchasing your tickets online. You can even snag some great deals when you buy your Busch Gardens Williamsburg discount tickets online. That way you can maximize your time rather than waiting in line at the ticket booths.
- The park is typically the busiest during school vacations and during summer’s warmer months. One way to beat the crowds is by arriving at the park early. Check the park’s opening times to see how early you can arrive.
- As weekends are sure to be crowded, you might consider visiting the theme park on a weekday or during non-holiday seasons.
Exciting Things to Do at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Here are some of the many activities that you can enjoy at Busch Gardens while visiting with your friends and loved ones:
The park offers a virtual adventure through Magic of Ireland – you must help Addie and his dragon battle against evil. Busch Gardens also released another all-new virtual adventure called Battle for Eire.
Enjoy the Animals
The park offers more than thrilling rides and exciting roller coasters. The park’s rescue and conservation efforts means a variety of animals can be found in the park, including lorikeets, American Bald Eagles, black face sheep, border collies, clydesdale horses, gray wolves, Norway rats, red foxes, Scottish highland cattle and reptiles like a boa constrictor and a New Guinea blue-tongued skink.
You can sing and dance along with your favorite Sesame Street characters at Sesame Street Forest of Fun. The play area features family-friendly rides and playgrounds as well as an interactive sing-along with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and all the other furry friends. Rides include Grover’s Alpine Express, Prince Elmo’s Spire, Oscar’s Whirly Worms and Bert & Ernie’s Loch Adventure.
Savory Food Escapades
While enjoying the many exciting things to do at Busch Gardens, it is good to know there are some great places to eat. Busch Gardens aims to satisfy your cravings with a variety of cuisines. At Marco Polo’s Marketplace, you can indulge in various Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisine. You’ll also find fresh cut fries at Les Frites and tasty barbecue at the Trapper’s Smokehouse!
As the world’s most beautiful theme park, Busch Gardens offers 200 acres of lush landscape that include 150 flower beds and many container gardens. The park also features crape myrtles, winter gem boxwood, knockout roses, and a wide range of colorful flowers.
Pump-up your Adrenaline
Busch Gardens offers up some of the largest and fastest roller coasters in the world. Catch all the thrills on rides like Finnegan’s Flyer, Verbolten, Tempesto, Alpengeist, Apollo’s Chariot, the floorless dive coaster Griffon and Invadr, featuring airtime hills and a 74-foot drop. And don’t miss the Loch Ness Monster for full throttle excitement on the world’s only double interlocking loop coaster.
During warm weather, enjoy one of the park’s refreshing water adventures. Tour ancient ruins on the flume ride, Escape from Pompeii. Or experience Le Scoot, a fun-filled log flume ride with a 50-foot drop. There’s also Roman Rapids, a wild white-water rafting experience with plenty of wild twists and turns. You might as well bring extra dry clothing when visiting the park!
Enjoy the Celtic Fyre
Busch Gardens is also loaded with live entertainment and shows, such as Celtic Fyre, a wild celebration of Irish culture. Enjoy amazing music and explosive energy through extraordinary Irish dance intertwined with storytelling.
Make Special Occasions More Memorable
Busch Gardens celebrates a wide variety of seasonal and special events such as extravagant Halloween and Christmas parties. You’ll also discover a range of other events such as the Food Festival and Summer Nights, in addition to the popular Howl-O-Scream Halloween fright fest, and Christmas Town.
More Excitement to Come in 2020
Coming in Spring 2020, Busch Garden introduces its newest thrill ride – Pantheon – the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster, featuring two inversions, four launches, five air-time hills, a drop of 95°, height of 180 feet, and speeds up to 73 mph.
With so many exciting things to do at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, you can’t go wrong with a family vacation to beautiful Williamsburg, VA and the equally beautiful European-themed amusement park!