WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (March 8, 2019) – Spring time and fun are around the corner, and Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® are making it easy for consumers to get it all with a Fun Card. For a limited time, consumers can buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and splash FREEall spring and summer at Water Country USA for just $89.99. Consumers can save $59.99 with this great offer. A Fun Card provides unlimited visits to both parks through Sept. 8, 2019.
“It’s a great year to visit our parks. We’re introducing two new rides this May, and expanding our Busch Gardens event series,” said Kevin Lembke, park president for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “A Fun Card gives consumers unlimited park visits that make it easy to get to all the fun all the time,” added Lembke.
This year’s lineup includes new rides, new entertainment, and tasty and exciting events*, all included with a Two-Park Fun Card:
NEW RIDE - FINNEGAN’S FLYER™: Opening in May
Finnegan’s Flyer™, a new Screamin’ Swing ride at Busch Gardens®, features two pendulum-like arms, seating 32 riders that fly progressively higher with each swing. Finnegan’s Flyer will reach a staggering height of more than 80 feet with a speed of 45 mph. Only the bravest will prevail.
NEW RIDE - Cutback Water Coaster™: Opening in May
Cutback Water Coaster™, the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster, is coming to Water Country USA®. Thrill-seekers will board a four-person raft, speed along an 856 ft. slide, jet through tunnels and slide onto the wide-open space of massive saucer-shaped features.
Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends:Apr. 5 – 28
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids on April weekends. Guests can join Elmo, Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and more for all the fun.
Food & Wine Festival:select days May 17 – June 30
Park guests can unleash their inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items from around the world, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park.
Summer Nights:June 28 –Aug 11
Busch Gardens becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings. The Royal Palace Theatre lights up with Spark presented by Coca-Cola®, a high-energy spectacle featuring party-starters, laser lights, pyrotechnics and a custom soundtrack created by award winning musicians.
And to add to the fun of Summer Nights, acts from the hit show America’s and Britain’s Got Talent will take the stage every week during the summertime event. Specifics will be announced in March.
Bier Fest:select days Aug. 16 – Sep. 2
More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall. Sample traditional German food, listen to live local music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. From hoppy to bold, we have a craft beer to satisfy everyone. Prost!
Celebrating Birthdays in 2019:
This year marks special birthdays for a few of the park’s popular attractions; Apollo’s Chariot® turns 20 and Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ celebrates 10 years.
*Event specifics will be shared closer to event’s opening.
Consumers can visit buschgardens.com/va to purchase a Fun Card or can call (757) 229-4386 for additional information. Busch Gardens opens for the season March 23. The park will be open daily for spring break operations March 29 – April 7 and April 7 – 28. Check the website for park operating hours.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of the world. SeaWorld is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal husbandry, behavioral management, veterinary care and animal welfare. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® rescue teams have helped more than 34,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
SeaWorld owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over the company's more than 50-year history, it has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States. Many of the parks showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection and all of the parks feature a diverse array of thrill and family rides, shows, educational demonstrations and/or other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more.