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Address: One Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8785
Phone Number: +1 800-343-7946
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Nice and not too many people

From all the theme parks I've been to, this one had the least amount of people I've seen. At one point, it felt like when Shrek visits Lord Farquaad's castle. However, the good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

From all the theme parks I've been to, this one had the least amount of people I've seen. At one point, it felt like when Shrek visits Lord Farquaad's castle. However, the good thing about this is if you have small kids, they can take the same ride over and again because they are not too many people waiting to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fun for the entire family. We went on a Tuesday and Thursday and found that the park and rides were far less crowded than we have previous experienced. This gave us more times for rides and therefore was a much nicer experience. I would highly recommend going on the less crowded midweek days rather than the always packed weekends, if... More 

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Chilhowie, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Make sure to see the show Celtic Fyre when you visit Busch Gardens - it is awesome! The park as a whole is clean and well maintained. The new roller coaster Tempesto was great, too!

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Midlothian, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Always fun and family friendly. Some of the shows weren't open Monday & Tuesday while we were there, which I assume is due to school starting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What's not to like about excellent coasters (fast and relatively smooth) and short lines? We went the last week of August, when some schools were back in session, so the longest lines were about 15 minutes, but most were 5-10. I don't have any food to recommend, as it was all mediocre and over-priced, as expected. And even though the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great park. The layout, landscaping and cleanliness of the park is outstanding. The staff is helpful and polite. There are plenty of fun rides, shows etc. Its Easy to get around. Great for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Busch Gardens. Adults will enjoy exploring the countries, and the younger set will enjoy the rides that are incorporated into them. We never found it so easy to get in and out of a theme park. Traffic control and driving was vey comfortable. Food prices were reasonable compared to other theme parks, and the... More 

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Plainview, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have just finished a trip of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. We were fortunate to have obtained discount tickets through a McDonald's offering so the price was reasonable. We were given to understand that this park is famous for its roller coasters. Although we are not roller coaster people, we decided to visit the park anyway for its other attractions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went to this park many years ago when I was growing up, and I was curious to see how it had changed. The different theme areas provide all kinds of shops and foods to sample. Most of the rides that were there have been replaced with newer and bigger attractions. The daily shows break up the waiting, and keep... More 

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Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My BF and his 2 kids spent a week in Williamsburg. We bought a season pass back in march because it was worth our being able to go to water country and busch gardens as much as we wanted the week we were there. The park is very clean. I liked the ability to give a credit card up front... More 

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