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What's New?

Busch Gardens ® Williamsburg provides something new and exciting for our guests each year, and we want to keep you informed with what's happening at our park. Whether you're looking for thrilling rides to get your adrenaline pumping or just a great place to cool off and enjoy a bite to eat, we have something for everyone. Take a look below for information about what's new with events, shows and more.


All-new wooden roller coaster, InvadR™, now open

First Wooden Roller Coaster is Now Open

The Vikings are taking over New France this spring as Busch Gardens Williamsburg adds InvadR™ to its collection of world-class coasters. This family thrill ride will be the park’s first wooden coaster. Fly over InvadR’s nine air-time hills, including a 74-foot plunge that reaches speeds of almost 50 miles per hour. Grab your family and run for the hills aboard InvadR.



Battle For Eire 2018


All-new summer event: Summer Nights

New Event: Summer Nights

In July and August, Busch Gardens becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola ®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.

Summer Saturdays will be even more special with Summer Nights Concerts, featuring popular rock, pop, country and contemporary Christian performers live under the stars in the Royal Palace Theatre. Concerts are free with park admission. Check back later for more musical artists.

Chase Bryant - July 8

Cassadee Pope - July 8

Josh Turner - July 15

Jeremy Camp - July 22

Rend Collective - July 22

MercyMe - July 29

38 Special - August 5

Kool & The Gang - August 12

Lifehouse - August 19

SWITCHFOOT - August 19

NE-YO - August 26



KIDsiderate Concerts are Back

Start spring on a high note when some of today’s most popular acts for kids take the stage at Busch Gardens. This kid-friendly concert series will have kids singing and dancing along. Check back later for more musical artists.

Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve! - May 6

The KIDZ BOP Kids - May 13

Teen Stars Live - May 20 - 21



All-new shows

New Shows in England & Oktoberfest

Britmania , a new musical revue featuring British hits from the 1960s to today, debuts June 30, and will be performed throughout the day in the Globe Theatre.

OktoberZest will feature German music and dances with a modern and new approach. It will debut March 31 in Das Festhaus ® in the Oktoberfest village.



Les Frites Fresh Cut Fries

Snack Shop: Les Frites

This former Le Mans racing garage once housed car tires and chassis, but now it’s serving scrumptious French fries with cheese … and so much more.

Order fresh cut fries with a variety of toppings, from cheese curds and crumbled bacon to homemade chili and carnitas pork. Enjoy a loaded batch of fries with a refreshing Coca-Cola® beverage or a beer on tap.



The Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Kid-Friendly Halloween Event

Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Spooktacular on Saturdays and Sundays from October 7 - 29.

Children can come dressed up to join in the costume parade and participate in other family-friendly activities during this daytime event.



Look Forward to These Returning Favorites

Food & Wine Festival
Weekends from May 26 - July 2

Tantalizing new food and beverage options abound throughout the festival, including the addition of India as a new kiosk.


Bier Fest
Select dates Sept. 1 - 17

Raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe.


Howl-O-Scream
Select dates Sept. 23 - Oct. 29

The park becomes a seriously scary place in the evenings. New this year, the park will stay open until midnight and expand to select Thursdays.


Christmas Town
Select dates Nov. 24 - Jan. 1, 2018

Over 8 million lights, dazzling shows and delicious dining will bring you and your family Christmas cheer.


Jack Hanna
March 25 - 26

Learn about the importance of wildlife conservation with celebrity animal expert Jack Hanna.


Elmo Rocks!

Children and their families will love dancing and singing along with this high energy rock 'n roll show at the Globe Theatre.


All For One

The Musketeers return to the Royal Palace Theatre this summer in this adaptation of the classic French tale.