Welcome to the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park

About Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia

Busch Gardens ® in Williamsburg, Virginia is the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park, as voted year after year since 1990. Our theme is classic Europe with artfully landscaped villages, like the Parisian streets of France, the hamlets of Scotland, and the Oktoberfest celebrations of Germany. In all, we have nine villages centered around six countries for you to explore. Thrills and nature intersect at our park and provide a hidden adventure for all ages. Each year, Busch Gardens provides something new and exciting for our guests. Learn about what’s new, including our all-new wooden coaster, InvadR .

Fun is always in season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining, abundant shopping options, kid-friendly attractions and exciting events. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival celebrates the flavors of the world each spring with dishes and beverages not normally offered at the park. Toast to the end of summer during Busch Gardens Bier Fest in early Fall. Enjoy spine-chilling fun at Howl-O-Scream ® when the park turns into a seriously scary place, then return during the holidays and bask in the warmth of eight million lights at Christmas Town , one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America.

We’ve filled our park with one of the best collections of world-class roller coasters. Dropping 90 degrees from 205 feet on Griffon ® or launching 63 miles per hour on Tempesto ®, there is a coaster experience for all thrill types on one of our seven roller coasters.


Special events at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

We are a park for kids, packed with fun activities for kids to do. We have over 40 KIDsiderate ® (our word for kid-friendly) attractions and rides here at Busch Gardens. Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun  and Land of the Dragons® offer plenty of places for kids to explore. Where else can they sing with Elmo, feed a lorikeet and ride between mom and dad on a thrilling kid coaster?

See our animal ambassadors at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

In addition to the fun, we are a place for learning about wildlife. We care deeply about conservation and the animals in our care. You can see and learn about bald eagles, Clydesdale horses, and gray wolves, and we hope that when you visit your appreciation for nature will grow like ours has. Roots run deep when it comes to giving back and paying it forward. Conservation and community support are part of our core principles and will always remain important to who we are as a company.

We are nestled near the banks of the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia, which is the perfect place for a family vacation. Surrounded by the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown, we’re only an hour away from Virginia Beach and Richmond. From farm-to-table dining to activities by the water, this destination has something for everyone.

Relaxation & fun in the sun at Water Country USA®

Cool off during the hot summer at our sister park, Water Country USA ®. Only three miles away, this is the largest water park in Virginia and offers fun in the sun with a cool beach vibe. Water slides, rides, lazy river, and wave pool make for an all-day adventure of splashing and relaxing.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA are a part of  SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. Take a look at our family of parks to learn more about other SeaWorld properties.

We can’t wait for your visit. There are many different ticket and Pass Membership options available. If you want to make it the best day ever, explore our website for easier planning prior to your arrival.

Food & Wine Festival Bier Fest Howl-O-Scream® Christmas Town™