Meet Busch Gardens

Who We Are

We are a theme park in every sense of the term … a place where fun comes naturally.

Our theme is classic Europe, 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.

We’ve filled our park with one of the best collections of world-class roller coasters, and balanced that with live entertainment for the entire family, kid-friendly rides for youngsters and breathtaking architecture and landscaping for everyone to enjoy. In fact, we have been voted the world’s most beautiful theme park since 1990.

In addition to the fun, we are a place for learning about nature. 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.

We are a park for kids, packed with classic kidsiderate rides, Sesame Street® characters and places for kids to explore. Where else can they sing with Elmo, hold a lorikeet and ride between mom and dad on a thrilling attraction?

We are nestled near the banks of the James River in Williamsburg, Va., which also is a perfect place for a family vacation. We are surrounded by the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, and we’re only an hour away from Virginia Beach. This destination has something for everyone.

Facts About Busch Gardens

You can visit Busch Gardens by purchasing an annual membership, vacation package, multi-day ticket or single-day ticket.

We open each morning at 10 a.m., but have varying close times throughout the year. Check out our operating calendar.

We have six roller coasters, and a bunch of other thrill rides.

We are the world’s most beautiful theme park.  Seriously … it’s true.

We have special events throughout the year, and each one gives the park a completely different look and feel. The Food and Wine Festival takes place in the summer, Howl-O-Scream® each fall and Christmas Town™ rounds out our winter season.

And when you’re ready for a cooling off period, our sister-park, Water Country USA®, is just three miles away.

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.

Virginia's Gateway to Family Thrills

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you plan on visiting Virginia for an upcoming vacation? If so, we have the perfect deal for you.

We are teaming up with Kings Dominion and the Virginia Tourism Corporation to provide the ultimate experience for guests seeking excitement, entertainment and an overall great time.

Guests have the option of choosing a Virginia Thrills Ticket or Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus to visit both Busch Gardens® and Kings Dominion during our 40th anniversaries this season. The Virginia Thrills Ticket is valid for one single-day admission each to Busch Gardens® and Kings Dominion within seven consecutive days. The Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus is valid for two single-day admissions to Busch Gardens and/or Water Country USA and two single-day admissions to Kings Dominion and/or Soak City within seven consecutive days. All tickets will go on sale May 20 – July 31, 2015 and expire September 7, 2015.

Be sure to take advantage of this deal and make this summer one to remember at this vacation destination for fun and thrills.


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