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PARK INFORMATIONExpand All
What time does Busch Gardens open?
Please see our park operating calendar for the most up-to-date schedule. Opening and closing times vary by season. Operating hours for rides vary from normal operating hours.
Where is Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
The park address is 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185, near the intersection of of Interstate 64 and Highway 60.
Richmond (RIC), Norfolk (ORF) and Newport News-Williamsburg (PHF) International Airports are all within 45 minutes of the park.
Learn more about how to get to Busch Gardens.
Does Busch Gardens offer front-of-line access for their rides and attractions?
We offer a variety of add-on options throughout the year to help you spend less time in line and more time having fun.
• Quick Queue – Enjoy priority access to some of your favorite rides and roller coasters.
- Non-refundable. Rebooking requires at least 24 hours advance notice.
• Reserved Seating – Guarantee a seat at one of your favorite shows.
- Can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 24 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 24 hours or for more than one change. Rebooking or cancellation requires at least 24 hours' advance notice.
What credit cards are accepted at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA?
Busch Gardens and Water Country USA accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB at all ticket booths, restaurants and gift shops with proper identification.
We also provide ATMs throughout the park for your convenience. Please see our park maps for ATM locations.
Am I allowed to bring food or drinks into the park?
Restaurants and concession stands are conveniently located throughout Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Hard and soft cooler, glass containers, bags of food, picnic style meals including but not limited to sandwiches, sodas and alcohol may not be taken into the park. Bottles of water (one per person) and single-serve sized snacks (approx. 2 oz or less) are allowed to be brought into the park.
Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a Team Member for assistance before entering the park.
For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park, adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance. Guests with special food related requests need to speak with a park representative for assistance before entering the park. For food allergy questions, please email us at [email protected]
If you would like more information on our allergen-friendly dining locations please visit our Allergen-Friendly FAQ page.
What accommodations are available for guests with special needs?
is committed to providing all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Our Park Accessibility Guides and Resources include important information for our guests with disabilities and functional needs or for those who may require additional assistance. These guides provide details about rider requirements, accessible entrances/exits, park accommodations and more. We encourage guests to use these resources with our park maps, which include other helpful services and locations like First Aid, nursing stations and service animal relief areas.
How do I re-enter the park if I have to leave for some reason?
Guests who leave the park and plan to return must get their hand stamped before they leave the park at the Busch Gardens exit gate. When guests return to the park they must enter through the Busch Gardens Entrance with a proper hand stamp and Busch Gardens admission ticket or re-entry will not be allowed.
TICKETS & FUN CARDSExpand All
What does my Busch Gardens Williamsburg ticket include?
Your Busch Gardens Williamsburg admission ticket includes all rides, shows, and attractions. To include Water Country USA, you will need a Multi-Day Ticket, Summer Bounce Ticket, 2-Park Fun Card or 2-Park Membership. If you already have Busch Gardens admission, you may upgrade at the park to include Water Country USA. Note: Water Country USA is a seasonal park and open May 14 - Sept. 18. Visit watercountryusa.com for park hours
What does my Fun Card include?
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2022 Fun Card allows unlimited visits thru Sept. 5, 2022.
Busch Gardens & Water Country USA 2022 2-Park Fun Card allows unlimited visits thru Sept. 5, 2022 to Busch Gardens. Plus, unlimited visits May 14 - Sept. 18, 2022 at Water Country USA.
Does my child need a Fun Card or Ticket?
Children two years old and younger receive free admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Children three and older require a ticket or Fun Card.
How can I find out which Membership option best fits my needs?
Please visit our Membership Benefits page to review the best plan for you and your family.
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 a Membership fit easily into your budget for as long as your Membership is active. There is a 12-month initial commitment and then your Membership will automatically renew on a month-to-month basis (at a new rate based upon the then current retail price of the plan you initially selected), subject to your right to cancel at any time following the 12-month initial commitment period. You are not required to purchase your Membership on EZpay. If you prefer, you may pay for your Membership in full at initial time of purchase.
Is EZpay available for all Membership plans?
All plans have the EZpay options except for the Water County USA Unlimited Membership plans. The Water Country USA plan must be paid in full.
What are Monthly Member Rewards and how do I get them?
Monthly Member Rewards are included with Basic, Unlimited, Premier and Platinum Memberships. Each month has exclusive offerings only available to Members.
Most rewards can be accessed at the self-service ticketing kiosk (Zone B) located at the front of the park.
• Select Membership Options
• Scan or Enter Membership Barcode
• Select Membership Rewards
• Choose the Reward of Choice