Membership FAQ

All three Membership Plans now include Busch Gardens®, Water Country USA® and Christmas Town™. Plus, Members get in on new Sneak Peeks, exclusive offers and more.

 

Are you a current Annual Pass Holder? We have a special set of frequently asked questions just for you.

How do I purchase a Membership?

The best way to join the Membership Program is by visiting us at www.buschgardens.com/joinBGW. You can visit the parks’ ticket windows on any regular operating day to purchase or can call (757) 229-4386 to enroll by phone.

What is EZpay?

EZpay is an interest-free monthly payment program designed to make it easier for anyone to become a Member at our parks.

The Annual Pass Program had a Price-Lock Guarantee, what about the new Membership Program?

Price Lock Guarantee is no longer available for the new Membership Program.  Your rate will not change within the first 12-months of your commitment.  After the initial 12-month commitment any Membership is subject to price increases, with notification – but this does not mean increases are immediate or automatic.  

Do I get free guest tickets with the new Membership?

Members on the Unlimited Plan receive two free guest tickets per year and those with a Premier Membership receive three each year.  The Member must be with the guest to receive the tickets and they can be used at either Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Water Country USA.  Members will have access to one free ticket based on the schedule below:

 

Premier Plan Free Guest Tickets: Mar. 24 - May 31, June 1 - Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 - Jan 1   // Unlimited Plan: Mar. 24 - July 31 and Aug.1 - Jan 1

Free tickets are not issued online. They are only redeemable at the self-service kiosk located at the park (Zone B). To redeem, Members will: 
• Select Membership Options
• Scan Membership Card
• Select Membership Rewards
• Choose the Free Guest Ticket

What Member-exclusive events and offers will the plans include?

The new Membership Program features more admission perks and refined benefits. You can choose from three customized plans, Basic, Unlimited and Premier with discounted and free parking, free guest tickets both parks and Christmas Town. In addition, Members will be invited to Member-only events including Sneak Peek Days throughout each year. Please visit www.buschgardens.com/joinbgw to compare the best plan for you and your family.

If I purchase a Basic Membership and want to visit the park on a blockout date, do I have to purchase a full priced admission ticket?

We have a special discounted rate for Basic Members to visit on blockout dates. You can purchase a $25 ticket on the day of your visit.

What are the Basic Membership blockout dates?
Is free parking included with the new Membership Plans?

A parking benefit is included with every new plan. Basic Membership includes 50% off parking. Unlimited Membership includes free General Parking and Premier Membership includes free Preferred Parking (guaranteed before noon at the Virginia parks; based on availability after 12 p.m.).

  • Dates, times, pricing and offerings are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. See park hours for dates and times, events for available offerings and More Details on products for additional information. You may also contact us online or visit the Welcome Center inside the park.