Thursday, May 8, 2014

Highlights of what is on the agenda at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2014

This year at Busch Gardens Williamsburg there is new attractions to enjoy and celebration of older ones.

The Sesame Street Forest of Fun marks its 5th anniversary as of April 4th, 2014. A parade and all of the Sesame Street characters will be out to celebrate.

Apollo’s Chariot marks its 15th year anniversary this year. The coaster may not go upside down, but it packs in a thrill with its smooth and fast moving at 73 m.p.h right over the Rhine River and its huge 210 ft drop, oh and there is no floor. You are held in by just a lap bar and physics.  Apollo's Chariot has received a "Golden Ticket Award" for top steel coasters every year since its introduction, placing as high as number 4 on a list of coasters from all over the world.

Spring Break begins April 4th through April 21st daily, then on the weekends only until May 23rd when it will be open for summer. You can purchase a 7-day Spring Bounce ticket which gives you admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Colonial Williamsburg for 7 consecutive days, must be purchased by April 24th. (You can use 3 of those days at BG and the remaining at Colonial Williamsburg) There is also a Springtacular vacation package (March 16-May 19) that will combine accommodations, dining, quick queue with tickets and a fun card (good until September 1)so they can return so guests can have the most bang for their buck, less worry, ease ofvacationing. Link-

The Land of the Dragons is also receiving a makeover and will reveal the new Land on April 26th, the voice of the Dragons will be returning and guests who listen closely will be able to hear the roar. More shade trees and fans will be added for families to rest while little ones climb and adventure in the enclosed land.

London Rocks!

London Rocks will premiere on May 23, 2014. London Rocks will take place in the newly renovated Globe Theater and takes the place of Pirates 4D. The 25 minute live-action show, takes guests on a musical journey through the of rock n roll from legendary British musicians and bands. This new show was 4 years in the making and will include state of the art equipment normally used for concerts. Click here for more information

Food & Wine Festival (May 23-June 29) take your taste buds on vacation for an extra special culinary tour through BG. Since the park is separated into countries already that showcase those countries food, (France, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, and Italy) you can find additional offerings in the form of tastings within those countries. Such as Pork Schnitzel in Germany and hand crafted German Beers. There will also be additional representatives like Spain, Canada in New France, Austria in Germany, Scandinavia in Ireland and this year a Caribbean themed menu will be added. Tastings range from 3-7. For your convenience you can buy a cashless wrist band that you either pre load with a specific amount or attach to a credit card. No fees and your account is settled at the end of the day. You can preview a map on the BG Website. There is also a special Wine on the Rhine, live Jazz music and delicious offerings while you cruise down the Rhine River. For $20 you can purchase cheese, fruit, crackers and gourmet truffle and 2 wine or beer samples.  For guests 21 and over (younger guests will get juice and the cost is 5 less) and take 25-30 minute cruise down the Rhine River.
Water Country will open Colossal Curl an adrenaline pumping family thrill ride. Some of the columns added are as tall as a 6 story building. A huge 1400 sq. foot funnel (bigger than my house) where riders are in a four-leafed clover raft is the crowning glory. Colossal Curl promises to be one of a kind because of the large funnel and wave elements. Opens Spring 2014

Busch Gardens Concert Series
Kicks of May 4 with former Poison front man and reality star Bret Michaels. Glory at the Gardens begins May 11 with Christian band Mercy Me. Busch Gardens Live and Glory at the Gardens shows are held at the Royal Palace Theater located in the France section of the park. Seating begins at 7 pm, concert is held at 9 pm and is complimentary with park admission but tickets are still required and are picked up at Guest relations the day of the event. All members of your party who wish to have tickets have to be present to ensure seating.  You can call (800) 343-7946 for more information.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Deals

Free Preschool Pass for children under 5 (proof of age is required) unlimited admission to both parks through September 1st, you have until May 31st to get this pass. (Children 3-5 at time of purchase, children under 3 are always free) You can register here. You can only do this online, fill out form and print E ticket. Once registered you will take it to the front gate on your first/next visit and provide proof of age through birth certificate or passport.

Meal deals, get both lunch and dinner for $24 a person, add $5 and get a refillable souvenir cup for .99 refills.

The best deal is always the season pass. For either $120 one-time fee, or $10 a month, you get free parking, unlimited visits all year and discounts on merchandise, food and Christmas Town Tickets. For a little more you can upgrade to include all discovery parks, and free preferred parking at your home resort.

You can call (800) 343-7946. For more details or visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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