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What is Coasters and Craft Brews?

This is a limited capacity special event offering select attractions, culinary and craft beer selections, shopping and animal experiences.

Is this a separate ticketed event?

If you do not have an active Membership, Annual Pass, Military Pass, Fun Card, Preschool pass or Friends & Family pass, admission for a single-day ticket is $44.99.


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What are the hours of the event?

On Wednesday, the event is 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.


On Thursday - Sunday, there are two reservation windows:

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How much is parking?

Parking cost for this special event is $10

What do I need to bring with me to access the park?

Guests visiting will need to bring their original ticket/Annual Pass/Fun Card/Membership/Friends and Family Pass/Preschool Pass/Military Pass, their reservation confirmation, and their photo ID for entry.

How do I enter the park?

All guests will enter through the toll plaza, including Platinum & Premier Memberships and Platinum Annual Passes, and will be directed towards the England parking lot for special event entry

Will the entire park be open?

No, this is a limited capacity special event.

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Will all the villages be open at Busch Gardens during the event?

The following select Villages will be open for guests to enjoy:

  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • France
  • New France

What Rides will be open?


  • Griffon
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • InvadR

  • Finnegan's Flyer
  • Le Catapult
  • Li'l Clydes

Note:The rides listed above will be the only attractions operational during the Coasters and Craft Brews special event.

Will all the dining establishments be open?

The following locations will be open for dining enjoyment:

  • Grogan's Pub featuring 20+ craft & local brews
  • Brady's Drink and Tap Room
  • Trapper's Smokehouse
  • Three River Snack Stand

What merchandise locations will be open?

The following shops will be open during the event:

  • Emerald Isle Gifts
  • Toys O' The Leprechaun
  • La Belle Shop
  • Trapper Dave’s General Store
  • The Emporium

What is Busch Gardens Williamsburg doing to ensure guest health and safety in light of coronavirus concerns for this event?

For details and information about the measures the guest can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, click here.

Can I use my Membership, Annual Pass, Military Pass, Fun Card, Preschool Pass & Friends and Family Pass to attend this event?

Yes, all Memberships, Annual Pass, Military Pass or Fun Cards, Preschool Pass & Friends and Family Pass can be used to attend this event.  However a reservation is still required. Click here to make a reservation.

Do I receive any additional benefits as a member or pass holder?

Members & Pass Holders get their normal benefits such as free parking and in-park discounts.

Members who received the tier upgrade should be active with those new tiered benefits.

Does attending the event take away from the extra Membership, Annual Pass and Fun Card days I am to receive due to the closure related to COVID?

No. Your products will still be extended to match the days the park has been closed until the full park reopens.

Is my Member Free Friend Ticket valid for the Coaster and Craft Brews special event?

No, Friend for Free tickets are not valid for this specially ticketed event.

Can I use my previously purchased Single-Day, Multi-Day or Vacation Package ticket for this special event?

Yes, but you will still need a reservation and no refunds will be given for the difference in cost.

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Are Waves of Honor tickets valid for this event?

Yes, but reservations are required.

Are previously purchased All-Day Dine, Quick Queue, Stein Club & Pint Club products valid at Coaster and Craft Brews?

No, these additional products are not available for use during this specially ticketed event

Will the Pet Kennels be available during the Coaster and Craft Brews?

No, the Pet Kennels will not be open during this specially ticketed event

Can I rent a wheelchair or stroller online?

Yes, wheelchair and strollers are available to rent online or when you arrive at the park.

Can I use my previously purchased refillable souvenir cup?

Yes, however filling the bottle directly is not permitted. A disposable cup will be available to dispense your refill.

Will the Ride Accessibility Program (RAP) still be honored?

Yes, the Ride Accessibility Program will be available during the duration of this event.

Reservations FAQs

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Park Health and Safety FAQs

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