Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a world famous theme park that makes for a great day out for all of the family if you are visiting historic Williamsburg. With seasonal themed events, world class thrill rides and attractions to suit all tastes, Busch Gardens is full of excitement and entertainment suitable for kids and grown ups of all ages!

Busch Gardens has some great European themed areas including a Bavarian style village where it is always Oktoberfest, home of the thrilling Verbolten ride. This ride takes passengers through a heart stopping race through a simulated Black Forest woodland before hurtling towards a recreation of the Rhine River, and is a high tech, multi sensory rollercoaster experience that will seriously get your adrenalin going! There is also a French style village which houses the Griffon, a one of a kind coaster featuring the longest floorless dive of any rollercoaster in the world.

The European theme continues with the Loch Ness Monster ride, a looping rollercoaster inspired by the mythical beast fabled to live in Scotland’s Loch Ness. This is one of the park’s most popular and talked about rides, with kids and adults alike returning to ride it time and again. The ski-lift inspired Alpinegeist is another novel and unique monster inspired rollercoaster you can take on at Busch Gardens, taking you through an Alpine wonderland at high speed, in search of a legendary snow monster. There is also a ride that simulates a flight over Europe, taking in all of the different scenery and landscapes from woodlands and mountains to green fields and cliff lined coasts.

As well as rollercoasters, simulators and other world class, big budget rides, there are also plenty of more sedate attractions suitable for younger children, like a Sesame Street themed forest where you can encounter all of the popular characters from the long running TV series. There are also loads of options when it comes to food, drink and gift shops, making sure there is everything you need to keep the whole family happy!

Busch Gardens creates special magical themed attractions for holidays like Halloween and the Christmas period, with new characters throughout the park relevant to the season including monsters and even Santa Claus himself.

For more information about Busch Gardens, including seasonal opening times, ticket prices and group discounts, and the latest new attractions, see their website at www.buschgardens.com/va. You can also call the park for more information on (800) 343-7946 or email info@buschgardens.com.