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Address: 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5664
Phone Number: +1 800-343-7946
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Beautiful at Christmas Time!

The lights, music and decorations change as you travel from country to country; all are beautifully done. The shows were excellent. We really enjoyed the Ice Show; don't worry... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lights, music and decorations change as you travel from country to country; all are beautifully done. The shows were excellent. We really enjoyed the Ice Show; don't worry about the VERY long line. It is a large arena with lots of seating. Two of the big coasters were open as well as many of the smaller kiddie rides. Tempesto... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Christmas lights at Busch Gardens are something to see. Each country was more beautiful than the next. Take a ride on the train as It will take you through the whole park for a great view. Don't wait until dark try to spend as much time as you can to get familiar with the park or you can easily... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first impression was that the cost was very reasonable, I thought. But my second impression was.... OH BOY this is going to be crowded. The venue was open from 2pm to 10pm and we headed out there about 12:30p The line began to form out on Highway I 64 BEFORE the off-ramp. Yes, it was stopped traffic all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Bush Garden's Christmas Town for the first time on opening day. We planned to get there a little earlier than the 2:00 opening, but ended up in a line of cars getting to the parking lot. It didn't really take that long to get to the parking lot and into the park, though. The park is decorated for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my, Christmas Town is so beautifully decorated for the Holidays. My husband and I felt like little children there. We had a wonderful time.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice experience with the grandkids at Busch Gardens holiday in the park theme. The park is beautifully decorated and open from about 2pm to 10 pm and I would definitely stay into the night to experience all the beautiful holiday lightening. Not all the rides are open, but that is not the point this topi me... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went December 3 and arrived about 2:30pm & stayed until closing at 10pm!! It was just my husband & I but we had such a great time! The lights are all so amazing & a must see to believe!! We saw almost all the shows & they were all really great!! So well done & just so enjoyable! It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA is great time for people of all ages. My Family and I throughly enjoyed all the Christmas lights and music. We had a great meal in the Old France section of the park, the Bar-B-Q beef brisket, chicken and ribs with waffle cut fries was delicious. Hot chocolate was available all over the... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an awesome event, very organized and well supported. Runs can be logistical nightmares but this was something to see. The overall support team did great. BG is know for crowd control and customer support. This was a very organized event with an impressive outcome...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live close by to Busch Gardens, therefore we have the annual pass. Once it gets into the summer months everything gets pretty busy and lines get pretty long. If you get in the first few months they are open, it's not so bad. The food isn't too bad for amusement park food, but of course is a little pricey... More 

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