WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Oct. 1, 2018) – Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® have announced significant enhancements to their Membership program that will add value and flexibility all at a lower cost.
Beginning today, consumers can choose from a Busch Gardens only, Water Country USA only or an all-new Platinum Membership. Two-park Basic, Unlimited and Premier Memberships are still available, and all tiers that include Busch Gardens also receive access to Christmas Town. Membership Plans start at just $9.99/mo., with multiple choices to suit everyone. Plus, for just $2/mo. more, consumers can add Water Country USA. The more consumers move up, the bigger and better the savings.
“Our consumers wanted more value and simpler choices prompting us to introduce the Membership Program in February," said Kevin Lembke, park president for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “Our guests quickly saw the value in Membership, but also wanted more flexibility. We listened to that feedback and now we’ll offer a wide range of Membership Plans that best suits their needs,” added Lembke.
Basic Membership (Busch Gardens only, Water Country USA only or two-park)
Flexibility equals savings with this plan. Benefits include 50 percent off general parking,
10 percent off in-park purchases, access to exclusive events, monthly rewards and guest ticket discounts. Blockout dates that accompany this tier have been significantly reduced with the new Membership Plan. (28 days total)
Unlimited Membership (Busch Gardens only, Water Country USA only or two-park)
Members will enjoy limitless fun and perks with this plan. Benefits include free general parking, 10 percent off in-park purchases, two free guest tickets, access to exclusive events, monthly rewards and discount guest tickets.
Premier Membership (Options: Busch Gardens or two-park)
The ultimate in fun and accessibility, the Premier Membership offers free Preferred Parking (when available), 15 percent off in-park purchases, three free guest tickets, access to exclusive events, monthly rewards and discount guest tickets.
NEW TIER Platinum Membership (11 parks)
Highlights: biggest benefits + richest rewards + 11 parks
This plan is for ultimate theme park enthusiasts. It features unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and nine other world-class theme and water parks in the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ family. Other enhanced benefits include Preferred Parking (when available), 15 percent off in-park purchases, three free guest tickets, a free PhotoKey subscription, ride again privileges, access to exclusive events, monthly rewards and discount guest tickets.
Lembke added: “There could not be a better time to join our family. Remember, Christmas Town is now included with Membership, and just last month we unveiled a Screamin’ Swing thrill ride called Finnegan’s Flyer and Cutback Water Coaster, which will be Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster. Next year is going to be very exciting.”
Consumers who purchased Memberships prior to Oct. 1, 2018 will retain their existing benefits. Current Members who desire to change their plans can visit the parks’ ticket windows on any regular operating day or call (757) 229-4386.
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 33,000 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.