See what's new at Busch Gardens for 2017

What's New at Busch Gardens in 2017

See what's coming to our theme park, plus a peek at our new VR ride in 2018.

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg provides something new and exciting for our guests each year, and we want to keep you informed with what's happening at our park. Whether you're looking for thrilling rides to get your adrenaline pumping or just a great place to cool off and enjoy a bite to eat, we have something for everyone. Take a look below to learn more about our newest wooden coaster, brand new events and more.

Spring Green Wood
InvadR is now open

InvadR is Now Open

The Vikings have taken over New France as InvadR ™ is added to Busch Gardens' collection of world-class coasters. This family thrill ride will be the park’s first wooden coaster.


Ride Details The Making of InvadR

  • It's a whole new park after dark during Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

    It's a Whole Different Park After Dark

    In July and August, Busch Gardens becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.


    Summer Saturdays will be even more special with Summer Nights Concerts, featuring popular rock, pop, country and contemporary Christian performers live under the stars in the Royal Palace Theatre. Concerts are free with park admission.

  • The Count's Spooktacular - Kid-friendly Halloween fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Join us for trick or treat, costume parades and a not-so-scary hay maze, plus more.

    The Count's Spooktacular

    October 6 - 28 | Select Dates


    Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular in Sesame Street Forest of Fun on Saturdays and Sundays from October 6 - 28. Enjoy Halloween fun like trick-or-treating, a kids costume parade and a frighteningly-fun hay maze.


    Kids can come dressed up to join in the costume parade and participate in other family-friendly activities during this daytime event.

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  • Get ready to be scared as Howl-O-Scream returns this fall

    The Scares Return for Another Year

    Howl-O-Scream ® returns for its 19th year, bringing out Halloween scares after 6 p.m. This year, the park will stay open until midnight on select Saturdays and expand to select Thursday nights.

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  • Try a variety of loaded french fries at Les Frites fry shop

    Try a variety of loaded french fries

    Stop by Les Frites and enjoy a loaded batch of fries. Choose from a variety of toppings, from cheese curds and crumbled bacon to homemade chili and carnitas pork. Then, pair them with a refreshing Coca-Cola ® beverage or a beer on tap.

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  • See Britmania in the Globe Theatre in England at Busch Gardens

    New Shows in England & Oktoberfest

    Enjoy two new shows this year. Britmania ™ is a musical revue featuring British hits from the 1960s to today, and OktoberZest features German music and dances with a modern and new approach.

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New VR ride coming in 2018

Coming Spring 2018

Ride through a portal into a hidden world of mythical characters. Using virtual reality headsets and a state-of-the-art motion simulator, this attraction will be the first of its kind in North America.

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