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BUSCH GARDENS’ SESAME STREET® FOREST OF FUN™ KICKS OFF WEEKEND-LONG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 4, 2014) – Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ at Busch Gardens® kicked off its fifth birthday celebration today. The festivities continue through Sunday and park guests are welcome to join the party. Elmo and his Sesame Street® friends are greeting guests each morning in the park’s England village. They are then leading families from England to Sesame Street® Forest of Fun for a birthday celebration that includes complimentary milk and cookies. The birthday treats are available on a first come, first served basis. This special birthday celebration also includes special performances of Elmo Rocks! at Il Teatro di San Marco in the park’s Italy village. Show details and times are available at www.buschgardens.com/va or on the park’s map.

BUSCH GARDENS® SETS OPENING DATE FOR LONDON ROCKS™

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 3, 2014) – Busch Gardens’ newest show, London Rocks™, will premiere at the park’s Globe Theatre on May 23, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. An international team of more than 500 artists and craftsmen are working on London Rocks, which takes guests on a musical journey to explore the roots of British rock-and-roll through a rousing 25-minute live-action and multimedia rock spectacular.

BUSCH GARDENS® OPENS FOR SPRING BREAK

WILLIAMSBURG (April 2, 2014) – Ditch the scarves and mittens and celebrate the return of spring at Busch Gardens®. The park has an action-packed line-up of events scheduled for spring break including a celebration at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™, appearances by Jack Hanna and his animal ambassadors, entertaining shows, great food and of course, soaring roller coasters. Busch Gardens is open for spring break April 4-21.

BUSCH GARDENS’ SESAME STREET® FOREST OF FUN™ TURNS 5 YEARS OLD

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 1, 2014) – Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ at Busch Gardens is celebrating its fifth birthday April 4 – 6, and park guests are welcome to join the party. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends will greet guests each morning in the park’s England village. They will then lead families from England to Sesame Street Forest of Fun for the birthday celebration that will include complimentary milk and cookies. The birthday treats are available on a first come, first served basis.

MARYLAND RESIDENT SELECTED AS WINNER FOR THE BUSCH GARDENS® LANDSCAPE GIVEAWAY

WILLIAMSBURG (March 26, 2014) – After busily working to get the park ready for the season, Busch Gardens’ landscaping experts are taking their expertise on the road. Busch Gardens announced Naomi Donohoe of Salisbury, Md. the winner of the Busch Gardens Landscape Giveaway Presented by Bad Boy Mowers®. Donohoe’s prize is a front yard landscaping package that includes design and consultation services from Busch Gardens’ horticultural professionals, landscaping and gardening supplies and landscaping installation. Busch Gardens’ landscaping team will visit the Donohoe home later on this spring to install the landscape prize.

WATER COUNTRY USA® HOSTING A COLOSSAL POOL PARTY THIS SPRING

WILLIAMSBURG (March 24, 2014) – Spring may have officially sprung, but Water Country USA® has set its sights on summer. The Williamsburg, Virginia, water park is launching a video submission contest to celebrate the summer season and the opening of its newest family-thrill attraction, Colossal Curl™. High school students in grades nine through 12 are invited to join with their schools’ administration to enter the Water Country USA Colossal Pool Party Giveaway.

BUSCH GARDENS® KICKS OFF ANOTHER FUN SEASON MARCH 16

WILLIAMSBURG (March 10, 2014) – Busch Gardens® is springing into another season of fun March 16 with a sham-rocking celebration just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Guests can enjoy holiday-themed refreshments as they join the party in the park’s Irish village and get 20 percent off a purchase of $40 or more at Emerald Isle® Gifts.

TREE-CYCLING AT BUSCH GARDENS® BRINGS NEW MEANING TO GOING GREEN

WILLIAMSBURG (Feb. 5, 2014)- For many Christmas trees, life ends after the holiday is over. Stripped of their lights, they wait forlornly at the curb to be hauled off to fates unknown. For the 1,500 trees leftover from Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™, however, life goes on. The Virginia theme park puts the Frasers firs that decorated the pathways of their annual holiday celebration to good use.

Colossal Curl™ Has Solid Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG (February 3, 2014) – Construction of Water Country USA’s Colossal Curl™ continues despite freezing temperatures and snow storms over the past two weeks. Contractors began pouring the ride’s concrete footings over the weekend, and anticipate the installation of the ride’s vertical support structure to begin by mid-February.

BUY A BUSCH GARDENS® FUN CARD AND GET WATER COUNTRY USA® FREE

WILLIAMSBURG (January 31, 2014) – To usher in the start of the 2014 season, Busch Gardens® is offering the deal of the season. For a limited time, guests who purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card will get unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, plus unlimited visits to Water Country USA® for free.

FACEBOOK FANS HELP BUSCH GARDENS® CHOOSE NEW FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL MENU

WILLIAMSBURG (January 24, 2014) – Busch Gardens® is bringing new flavors to this year’s
Food & Wine Festival thanks to help from the park’s social media fans. The festival, opening May 23 at the Virginia park, will feature Caribbean-themed selections along with the park’s other European-inspired culinary creations.

FREE ADMISSION ALL SUMMER WITH A FREE 2-PARK PRESCHOOL PASS

WILLIAMSBURG (January 21, 2014) – It’s not too early to start planning a spring break vacation. And a visit to Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA® is more affordable than ever for parents with young children using a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass. Through this online-only offer children ages 3 to 5 can get a preschool pass this spring and enjoy unlimited admission to both Virginia parks through Sept. 1.