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What's New at Our Virginia Theme Park

  • 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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  • The Count's Spooktacular - Kid-friendly Halloween fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Join us for trick or treat, costume parades and a not-so-scary hay maze, plus more.

    The Count's Spooktacular

    October 6 - 28 | Select Dates


    Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular in Sesame Street Forest of Fun on Saturdays and Sundays from October 6 - 28. Enjoy Halloween fun like trick-or-treating, a kids costume parade and a frighteningly-fun hay maze.


    Kids can come dressed up to join in the costume parade and participate in other family-friendly activities during this daytime event.

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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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  • Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will shine even brighter this year taking our light count to 10 million.

    Christmas Town

    November 17 - January 5 | Select Dates


    Christmas at Busch Gardens has never shined brighter. This year we are celebrating 10 years of holiday cheer and adding 2 million more lights, taking our total to over 10 million. Enjoy your favorite seasonal shows, thrill rides and dazzling lights, plus be sure to check out the all-new Christmas Town Express. Hop aboard the Busch Gardens Railways and experience an interactive light and sound train ride around the park.

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  • Finnegan's Flyer will take you head over heels on this extreme swing, coming in 2019 to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

    Finnegan's Flyer

    Coming in 2019


    Get ready to swing head over heels on Finnegan's Flyer, opening spring of 2019. This extreme swing will take you over 80 feet in the air at speeds of 45 mph rushing over the Celtic cliffs of Ireland.

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  • Feel the rush of the water as you are blasted uphill and through thrilling cures on Cutback Water Coaster, coming to Water Country USA in 2019.

    Cutback Water Coaster

    Coming in 2019


    There's need to take a surf lesson to master this cutback. Coming in 2019 to Water Country USA, Cutback Water Coaster, Virginia's first water coaster. Blast uphill, rush down steep hills and around high-speed turns on this high thrill slide.

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