Irish Dance Show Takes Top Billing in USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (June 28, 2019) – Call it luck of the Irish or just plain talent as Celtic Fyre®, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg’s popular Irish dance show, has once again been recognized as the top theme park show in the country.  Celtic Fyre has held a special place in the hearts of Busch Gardens® Williamsburg guests with its fabulous music and energetic Irish dances.


Its reputation as one of the top shows in the amusement park industry was confirmed today when it was announced Celtic Fyre received the top vote in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Award 2019 in the “Best Amusement Park Entertainment” category.  Celtic Fyre out-performed many worthy challengers for the award, which was voted on by the general public. Award candidates were selected by a panel of experts.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg made the top ten in the "Best Amusement Park category.


“Winning this award for a second time is incredible.  Celtic Fyre continues to be our most popular show and this award proves it,” said Kevin Lembke, park president at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.  “This talented cast and production crew deserve all the accolades for making this a must-see performance,” added Lembke.


Celtic Fyre is performed daily throughout the summer in the Abbey Stone Theatre and features authentic Irish choreography, storytelling, singing, music and the magic of Irish dance.  Guests will feel they are part of the culture of Ireland, as a storyteller invites them into his inn to witness how the Irish celebrate the many facets of everyday life.


For show times and more information about Celtic Fyre, please visit buschgardens.com/williamsburg/shows. The best way to enjoy Celtic Fyre and other world-class thrill rides and events all year long is with a Membership.  Make unlimited visits to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA throughout the year for as little as $7.99 a month with a down payment.  For more information, visit https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/annual-pass/benefits/.



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