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Address: One Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8785
Phone Number: +1 800-343-7946
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Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Williamsburg...
Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Williamsburg, Virginia, home to Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA. First, challenge Busch Gardens’ newest roller coaster, Verbolten®, a breathtaking, multisensory thrill ride through the Black Forest. Then discover shared family fun playing at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ and Land of the Dragons®. Water Country USA®, Virginia’s largest water park, is just three miles west of Busch Gardens and features state-of-the-art water rides and resort-style amenities. Guests are in for an epic journey on the park’s newest family thrill slide, Colossal Curl™, which debuts this spring. True to its name, this mega water slide will deliver a high-adrenaline, family-friendly, action-packed adventure.
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This theme park has something for everyone to enjoy. There are several high thrill rides (roller coasters), rides for children,numerous places to eat and shop, an animal viewing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This theme park has something for everyone to enjoy. There are several high thrill rides (roller coasters), rides for children,numerous places to eat and shop, an animal viewing area, and several live shows. Particularly enjoyed the London Rocks and Celtic shows.The park is beautiful and clean. We really liked looking at and experiencing the culture of the different countries (France,... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Way better than the one in Tampa! More rides, more restaurants, better shops, The layout is better. Really fun day and we especially loved the Verbolten!

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Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We sill love going to Busch Gardens after 17 years! The staff is awesome and the park is as clean as Disney! The rides are catered to every age. The shows are amazing in Ireland, Germany, and England! Go to Italy for food and dinner show while you eat. We are always happy at Busch Gardens! Great Family Vacation!

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Chatham, Virginia
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

there with 2 grandkids, something for all. park is divided up and each area has a different country theme making it very interesting. Rides for all ages, variety of ethnic foods. like all parks, food is high priced but good. one entry fee gets all, including some shows at different tines during the day. very entertaining park.

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit the park is big and well maintained, how ever there is a lot of walking I thought the water country would be connected but it's not, it wasn't a deal breaker because we brought two day passes through AAA. The park is pricey so eat a big breakfast and bring your own water and snacks,

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Durham, Connecticut
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is the better Busch Gardens. Staff was friendly, park was clean and pleasant. The park is a little confusing and big in distance, as well as a little pricey; however the rides and food were pretty good. Food at the park was pretty good and well rounded in selections. Each country had different foods, so picky eaters can find... More 

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Marlyland, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went on Tues prior to July 4th, arrived in parking at 10:05. Light day for visitors compared to prior visits. Family teenage coaster-freaks were able to ride all 6 coasters, and all flume rides, by 2:30. Toward 3 pm crowd was so light in front area of park we rode Loch Ness Monster with no line, and Apollo's Chariot twice... More 

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Fairfax Station, VA
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We still love Busch Gardens even after all these years. The grounds are beautiful, with plenty of shade. They have a number of roller coasters for the kids/teens/kids at heart, but balanced with more sedate adventures like the train and the sky lift (one of the few parks that still has one). We didn't take advantage of the fast pass... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to be with family. Kids had great fun. Only thing I wished was not great places to eat but still the place is must visit.The rides are best.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Good amusement park - clean with lots of rides. Park divided in country themes...not as elaborate like Epcot. Liked the mix of adult rides along with moderate kid rides in each 'country theme area' rather than just having kid rides concentrated in one area. I was very surprised that it wasn't more crowded given that it was Wednesday before the... More 

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Address: Address: One Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8785
Phone Number: +1 800-343-7946
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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