Information on Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA

Information on Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA
Rich in history, culture, and filled with elegant landscapes, Williamsburg is a town known for its Southern charm. In Williamsburg, 17th-century style meets 21st-century technology to create the ultimate family adventure.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg is located three miles east of the historic town of Williamsburg, Virginia. The European-themed amusement park is approximately 150 miles south of Washington, D.C.



Named America's Most Beautiful Park by Theme Parks Magazine in 2007, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is situated on more than 250 acres of land, making it ideal for walkers. The park boasts more than 50 rides, a variety of shows, animal attractions, a wide variety of restaurants featuring authentic European cuisine, and a water park for children and adults. Throughout the year, Busch Gardens features special events including Howl-o-Scream, Oktoberfest and Christmas Town.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg features numerous rides and attractions, including large labyrinth-like gardens, a ski lift skyride, exotic bird watching, supervised rides on Clydesdales and up-close views of endangered species at Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve. The park also features water rides that include relaxing river cruises and a thrilling water rollercoaster boat ride, as well as a train that takes guests through more than 200 acres of lush landscaping.

Time Frame

Busch Gardens' regular operating season generally starts during the last week of March and runs regular business hours (which vary depending on day and month) through October.

Fun Fact

Griffon, one of the park's most popular rides, takes riders up to 200 feet in the air and drops them at more than 70 mph.


Article Written By Ayisatu J. Taylor

Ayisatu J. Taylor is a graduate of Smith College and has been writing for more than six years. She is attending graduate school for a degree in emergency health studies with a concentration on disaster response and recovery management. Taylor's work on travel, health and gardening can be seen on numerous websites.

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