There’s something for everyone at Busch Gardens Williamsburg — the theme park with a European twist. Get your heart racing with dozens of thrilling rides and attractions inspired by Old World legends, including the Griffon, Loch Ness Monster and Alpengeist coasters, plus the Land of Dragons and other kid-friendly areas. Grab a pint at the Oktoberfest beer hall, dine at an authentic Italian ristorante and catch live shows like the Celtic Fyre Irish extravaganza for a day of international fun!
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Take a break from cultural sightseeing in Washington, DC, and let loose with a day of Old World adventure at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Your general admission ticket grants you a full day of unlimited access to dozens of rides and attractions, from adrenaline-pumping coasters like the Loch Ness Monster, Apollo’s Chariot and Verbolten to the Sesame Street-inspired Forest of Fun for little ones.
When hunger strikes, savor authentic European-style food at one of the park’s many restaurants, such as Pigs in a Kilt, The British Baker, Ristorante della Piazza and Josephine's Creamery de Chocolat. Get a taste of Oktoberfest at the Das Festhaus beer hall with seasonal craft beers and German favorites like sausages and pretzels.
Browse specialty shops and marketplaces inspired by English emporiums and 17th-century Bavarian villages. Rest your feet at one of many fantastic live shows, such as the Celtic Fyre Irish dancing and music spectacular or the Pet Shenanigans animal celebrity show. With so many options for adventure, you can design your own fun-filled day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!
Please note: Tickets are only valid on selected date of travel. General admission is seasonal from March to November only. See Itinerary below for a description of main attractions.
Select Attractions and Rides:
Griffon was the world's tallest and first floorless dive coaster when it opened in 2007. A highlight of Busch Gardens, Griffon plunges thrill-seekers down from a height of 205 feet at 75 mph (120 kph). Named for a mythical beast that is part eagle and part lion, Griffon is an adrenaline-pumping adventure that's unlike any coaster experience in the world.
Curse of DarKastle: The Ride
Deep in the snow-drift hills of Bavaria sits a grand castle frozen in time. Journey to the other side during this bone-chilling chase packed with dizzying drops, fog, shattering ice and pyrotechnic special effects.
A snow monster notorious for once stalking the French and German Alps, Alpengeist is rumored to be lurking in the shadows of Busch Gardens' Germany. Marks of its mischief are evident as the roller coaster careens uncontrollably, propelling riders on a dynamic, high-speed journey.
Hold on to your seats as the park's thrilling “hypercoaster,” Apollo's Chariot, plummets guests a combined 825 feet (251meters), more than any other steel roller coaster in the world.
Loch Ness Monster
The World's first interlocking, double-looping, steel roller coaster is continually rated a favorite by park guests, this classic ride gives you a peek at Scotland's most infamous serpent as it hurls you along 3,240 feet (987.5 meters) of steel track into the air, over water and through a dark cave.
Climb aboard Verbolten, a multi-launch, indoor/outdoor roller coaster! This lightning fast, multi-sensory dash through the dark and foreboding woods ends with a terrifying 88-foot plunge toward the Rhine River that will leave you breathless. Luckily, this exhilarating ride leads right back to the fun and the festivities of Oktoberfest.
This daring new roller coaster, Tempesto, lets you race into unbelievably tight turns at 63 miles-per-hour and defy gravity as you roll through a complete inversion 154-feet in the air. This thrill coaster features three launch experiences and Tempesto’s signature loop-the-loop. The same hills and thrills that made the people cheer “Tempesto!” are waiting for you!
Select Shows (some shows may be seasonal and subject to change):
Enjoy a contemporary fusion of traditional Irish dance with original soundtrack and live musical performances! Hailing primarily from Dublin, Ireland, the cast of 20 features 14 dancers, two vocalists and four musicians. The ever-popular Emerald Isle extravaganza will amaze audiences with its powerful dance elements.
More Pet Shenanigans
This lively and hilarious show features wacky shenanigans and amazing tricks of dogs, cats, birds and other animals. Performed daily at the Shenanigans Theatre, these animal celebrities will astonish you.
Sunny Days Celebration
You and your kids can sing and dance along with your favorite Sesame Street friends several times a day during the new Sunny Days Celebration. Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Cookie Monster and Zoe as they take to the Sesame Street Forest of Fun stage for their new song and dance performance.
Forest of Fun
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Now, you can just follow the signs to Busch Gardens. Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby and other Sesame Street characters are now at the world's most beautiful theme park. Sesame Street Forest of Fun is Busch Gardens' newest attraction and just for children and their families. This new area features family-friendly rides, playgrounds and a 4-D Sesame Street movie. Your child can meet his or her favorite Sesame Street character and capture the moment with a photo.
Rides, attractions and shows subject to change.