Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 USA

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“Rollercoasters and Wildlife”

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (formerly known as Busch Gardens Europe and Busch Gardens: The Old Country) is a 383-acre (155 ha) theme park located in James City County, Virginia, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Williamsburg, originally developed by Anheuser-Busch (A-B) and currently owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, a division of Blackstone Group. The park opened on May 16, 1975, adjacent to Anheuser-Busch's brewery and near its other developments including the Kingsmill Resort complex. The park is themed around old-world Europe. The park was originally called Busch Gardens: The Old Country, reflecting the European theme. In 1993, the park was renamed Busch Gardens Williamsburg before briefly being named Busch Gardens Europe in 2006 until it returned to the Williamsburg name in 2008. Similarly, its sister park in Florida was originally called Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent until it was officially renamed Busch Gardens Tampa Bay until the same brief switch to Busch Gardens Africa. In 2010, the estimated attendance of 2.8 million placed it in the top 20 most-visited parks in the US. In addition to its landscaping and European theme, Busch Gardens is widely known for its roller coasters, including Alpengeist and Apollo's Chariot, which won #4 best steel coaster in 2012 from the Golden Ticket Awards.

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Well considering I'm writing this at 6:20 and everything is pretty much closed in a park that closes at 7pm is part of the problem. What's extremely sad is the experience! My son wanted to ride a... Read more

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It had been years since my last visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I printed my tickets for parking and admission online before I went. Note to self, done buy and print your parking until the... Read more

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The food skyrocketed in price 30 just to get the crappy parking the employees were really rude the food really went down in quality but went up in price for example today we got there at 10 but we... Read more

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, Virginia
23185 USA


Closed Now
  • Thu: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Fri: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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