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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Great Time!

We visited for both Hallow Scream and Christmas Town this year. Previously we hadn’t been there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GreatDaneMomUSA
Great place for Christmas-time getaways.

Went to Busch Gardens for one of the Christmas Town themed weekends (I've been previously for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Closed until March 2019 --- Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Williamsburg, Virginia, home to Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA. Challenge one of Busch Gardens’ seven world-class coasters or discover family fun playing at...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for both Hallow Scream and Christmas Town this year. Previously we hadn’t been there for twenty years, spending the interim trips with Disney. We were honestly delighted with Busch Gardens and how far they’ve come over the years. The park was beautiful with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Busch Gardens for one of the Christmas Town themed weekends (I've been previously for the Halloween themed weeked as well as during normal non-themed weekends). Park was set up and decorated beautifully to get you into the Christmas spirit. Also really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was not too sure about the entry fee for a night time visit to this or any park, never been so wrong, the lights on the bushes the trees made this the highlight of a december visit to Va, my special needs foster sons were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patrick M
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Patrick, Thank you for visiting Christmas Town! It's great to hear your family enjoyed our decorations. We look forward to seeing you again during our 2019 operating season. Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the family to Busch Gardens for Spring Break. What a fabulous time. There was something there for everyone . The rides, the sights and the food were amazing!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tara L
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tara, We appreciate you visiting the park! Thank you for leaving a review. We hope to see your again during our 2019 season! Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a fantastic place to tale for family vacation. They have everything great rides, great shows , great food we spent 3 full days just at the park and than went to Colonial Williamsburg. There’s always park ticket deals too . I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ames3480
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our rides, shows and restaurants. We look forward to seeing you again during our 2019 season! Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Christmas decorations with tons of activities for family with kids. Great place to spend family time. The only dowside is that the park was too crowded during holidays time. There was always a line for rides, shows and restaurants. I would recommend to plan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank huyendao1805
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Terry, Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate you and your family visiting Christmas Town. We're excited to hear everyone enjoyed their time in the park. We look forward to seeing you again during our 2019 season! Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit to Williamsburg, we had the Holiday Bounce package. On the Thursday evening after Christmas, my husband and I visited Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. The displays were incredibly beautiful with something for the youngest to the oldest. We traveled by shuttle from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nan T
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Nan, Thank you for leaving a review. Should you want to reach out to us further about your experience please send us an email along with your contact information to BGW.GuestRelations@buschgardens.com. Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a complete transformation of an amusement park during the spring/summer/fall season to a winter bonanza. They completely changed the park to a wintertime dynasty. There was Christmas decorations everywhere, 100,000's of light, icicles, and décor through out the park. There were ice rinks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Danny, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our decorations and shows! We look forward to seeing you again during our 2019 season. Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best experience at Christmas Town was the show in Ireland called "Gloria". It was just amazing. We got goosebumps from the gentleman that was the lead singer in the show.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ibeasavage
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Gloria is definitely not to be missed! We look forward to seeing you again next season! Best, Kimberly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Guest Correspondence

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, pretty poor experience. Drove there with the family a few days before Christmas for the Christmas Town experience. New to the area, this was one of our first family outings and being Christmas time, everyone was excited. Being the weekend before Christmas I expected...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim W
BGWGuestRelations, Guest Correspondence at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tim, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at the park. We would like to hear a little more about it. Please send us an email along with your contact information and a copy of your review to BGW.GuestRelations@buschgardens.com....More

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Bev M
December 15, 2018|
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Response from Princessnice | Reviewed this property |
There’s no rain policy unless the park closes. It seems as though it will rain on and off from now until Christmas. Happy Holidays.
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NCHappyTraveler777
December 13, 2018|
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Response from Jerri N | Reviewed this property |
I think it's right after you get off the tram and head into the park
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Edwina P
December 4, 2018|
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Response from Hospitality67 | Reviewed this property |
That I do not know. If you google Busch Gardens toll free number they should be able to answer that. I would surely think so.
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spring5
Rockville, Maryland
Busch Gardens & Williamsburg 4th of July with 3 kids (1 Replies)
We are looking to visit with 2 six year olds and a ten year old. We will be there on Thursday and Friday. I was thinking of going to Busch Gardens on Thursday and Williamsburg Friday to avoid 4th of July crowd but hoping that there will still be fireworks at Busch Gardens Thursday. Do you think that's a good plan? We are looking for inexpensive accommodation options that may offer suites and an indoor pool in case of rain. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
February 17, 2014|
Response fromZoey1996|
Looking at the Busch Gardens website, it seems that their big fireworks shows will be on Friday and Saturday There may be a smaller display on July 3. Colonial Williamsburg will be crowded on July 4 - it's one of their biggest days.
Ktravelin
Appleton, Wisconsin
Busch Gardens Recent Review...re: Kids get in FREE (10 Replies)
Hi Everyone- I rencently posted a review of Busch Gardens where I shared a promo code that allows kids free with a paid adult. The PROMO CODE should have read BGWPAMPERS. I'm sorry for any confusion and not sure how I messed that up. It is a great deal and my family and I saved $114 on an upcoming trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Enjoy!
March 17, 2012|
Response fromBrooklyntraveler_8|
Thank you for posting the code for Busch Gardens. It worked and saved me over $100!!
Hawaii5girl
Beautiful Midwest
Should we do Busch Gardens Williamsburg at start of season? (3 Replies)
We've never been to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Thinking about taking the kids (ages 8 & 4) for a quick trip to Busch Gardens over its opening weekend on March 28th. Any downside to going over opening weekend? Would it be better to wait a little further into the season? Not as worried about missing the new Sesame Street stuff - more curious about the crowds and typical weather. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
March 16, 2009|
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Opening week-end might be busy - depends onthe weather. All week-ends until they are open daily will be busy simply since those are the only days they are open. BG is popular, crowds common. No one can tell if you should wait or not - that's so personal. As the season progresses weather becomes more stable - but it's weather, as you know, changes often. In a 4 day period last week we had snow on the ground and 80 degrees - quite a span.