Excursions in Williamsburg - VA: Busch Gardens is an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th century charm and 21st century technology, boasting more than 350 acres of fun-filled exploration. Try one of the park's many white-knuckle rides, celebrate the Oktoberfest German-style or try some Irish home-cooking at Grogan's Grill – you'll be spoilt for choice.
The park is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including Griffon, the world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster. A new Sesame-Street themed area features four new KIDsiderate rides and shows that will delight young and the young at heart. Stage shows, culinary delights and world-class shopping experiences provide fun for the whole family.
Here you're bound to find something to please everyone; there are eleven different areas including hamlets themed to European villages from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France and Italy as well as French Canada. There is also a special area for children at the Land of the Dragons. In addition to the park's other attractions, you’ll find Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve where you’ll encounter bald eagles and wolves as well as the Highland Stables, featuring Scottish Blackface sheep, Border collies, black Clydesdales and a European barn owl, where you can to stroke and pet the animals during daily demonstrations.
There is a wide selection of cafés and restaurants at the park as well as shops selling hand-crafted gifts, one-of-a-kind artisan creations, and unique pieces full of authentic European charm.
In keeping with the family image of Busch Gardens, guests must wear appropriate clothing while in the park. Shirts, skirts or pants (including jeans or shorts), and shoes must be worn at all times.
Opening hours: From 10am to 6pm, 8pm or 10pm depending on season (opening and closing times subject to change without notice).