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What's New at Our Virginia Theme Park

  • Battle For Eire Action VR ride opens in April

    All-New Virtual Reality Ride

    Battle For Eire™ Now Open


    This innovative VR attraction is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual reality headsets, creating an Otherworldly experience unlike any other in the theme park industry. Riders will be completely immersed in the story of Addie, the last fairy guardian of Ireland, as she tries to recover the sacred Heart of Eire from the evil villain, Balor.


    Test your courage and send your spirit soaring on this one-of-a-kind, thrill ride.

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  • It's a whole new park after dark during Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

    Summer Nights

    Now - August 12


    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.

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  • Spark presented by Coca-Cola

    New Summer Show

    Now - August 12


    Busch Gardens will light up the Royal Palace Theatre with an all-new summertime show. Spark presented by Coca-Cola is a high-energy spectacle which features a cast of ten party-starters, laser lights, pyrotechnics and a custom soundtrack created by award winning musicians.

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  • Light Balance performs at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA

    Light Balance

    July 27 - 29, August 3 - 5 & 10 - 12  |  Show Times Vary


    The light goes out and you are left alone with yourself, armed only by imagination. The atmosphere of magic, light, dance and music gets into you. This is Light Balance, a team of talented, dancers, designers, programmers and choreographers. This incredible dance troupe, popularized by their appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will perform for a limited engagement.


    View park hours for show times. Click on the date for all performances that day.

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  • Summer fireworks

    Weekend Summer Fireworks

    Now - September 2  |  Fri., Sat. & Sun.


    Beginning July 6, the night skies will light up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 2. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

  • Howl-O-Scream New Era of Terror 20th anniversary

    Howl-O-Scream

    September 15 - October 28 | Select Dates


    Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. This year we are celebrating 20 years of fears and an all-new Era of Terror with more scares than ever. Fear awaits in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, challenging escape rooms and darkly entertaining live shows.

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  • Learn more about our new Membership Program

    All-New Membership Program

    All three Membership Plans include admission to Busch Gardens®, Water Country USA® and Christmas Town.

    • Basic Membership: Flexibility equals savings

    • Unlimited Membership: Limitless fun plus perks

    • Premier Membership: The ultimate way to play and save


    Membership allows you to take full advantage of the parks’ amenities including all of our seasonal events.

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