Water Country USA ® Opens May 22 for the 2021 Season with Limited Capacity and Physically Distant Thrills

Virginia’s largest waterpark celebrates reopening just in time for summer with enhanced health and safety measures


Williamsburg, Virginia (Feb. 24, 2021) – Warm temperatures and summer fun are quickly approaching with the opening of Water Country USA®. On May 22, the Williamsburg park will reopen with a splash, allowing guests to safely enjoy cool beach vibes, resort-style amenities, and thrilling water slides and attractions.


In addition to the park’s already strict health and safety measures, which include increased cleaning and sanitation and temperature checks, reservations are required, and capacity will be significantly limited to create more open space for guests to maintain physical distancing. Face coverings will be required for guests 2 and older in certain designated areas of the park, including the park entrance and exit, retail areas, food and beverage areas and other designated areas. Face coverings will not be required in the water, such as the lazy river, the wave pool, all water slides, and all other water attractions in the park. 


From the Cutback Water Coaster™—the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia's first hybrid water coaster with its heart-stopping turns, lightning-fast drops, and thrilling speeds—to the quiet luxury of a reserved lounger or cabana, Water Country USA® is a can’t-miss waterpark experience for fun-seekers of all ages.


“We’re so excited to be reopening Water Country USA this May. We know our fans missed coming to the park last year,” said Kevin Lembke, president of Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.”  “We can’t wait to welcome guests back for summertime fun.”


What: Water Country USA® opens for 2021 season


When: May 22, 2021


Where: 176 Water Country Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185


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Water Country USA tickets start as low as $46.99, a 25-percent savings with advanced online purchase. To splash again and again, guests can get unlimited visits May 22 – Sept. 12 with a Water Country USA Fun Card for just $66.99.  


For more park benefits, guests can upgrade to a Water Country USA Unlimited Splash Pass, for only $104.99.  Guests can enjoy unlimited admission to Water Country USA, plus FREE general parking, 2 FREE 2021 guest tickets, up to 20 percent in-park discounts, exclusive member events, monthly rewards and more.  To learn more and purchase admission, please visit:


About Water Country USA

Water Country USA® is Virginia’s largest family water park featuring fun for the entire family in a cool beach vibe, with resort-style amenities and more than 40 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions including Cutback Water Coaster® the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast. Water Country USA has been voted one of the top 10 best outdoor water parks in the country. For more information, visit WaterCountryUSA.com.  Water Country USA is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.  The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 38,000 animals in need over the Company’s history.  


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