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Hampton Roads Military: Busch Gardens Williamsburg kicks off "Taste of Busch Gardens" with limited capacity & dates in September.

31 August 2020 by

Great news Busch Gardens fans!  Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced their latest limited capacity event, "Taste of Busch Gardens", kicking off September 2 with select dates through September 27th. 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak in August with their Coasters & Craft Brews event.  The event was a big success and the theme park operated with 1000 guests (per time slot) as required by the Governor.  They had COVID-19 safety measures in place and guests were able to once again enjoy the rides and experiences at Busch Gardens.  

The Taste of Busch Gardens event will be adding on a couple new experiences which is very exciting.

  • Two roller coasters are added to the list for this event----Alpengeist and Verbolten along with InvadR, Griffon, and Finnegan's Flyer.
  • Three new rides added to the lineup----Der Wirblewind swing ride, Le Scoot log flume ride and Kinder Karussel Carousel.  Plus, don't forget to visit the famous Clydesdales.
  • Two new villages added----Oktoberfest and Rhinefeld plus the five previously opened villages of England, Ireland, Scotland, Frand and New France.
  • One additional operating day added during the week----Wednesdays.  The park will be open for limited hours from September 2-27th.  Wednesdays and Thursdays 11-3pm and 5-9pm.  Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day.

The event will offer 15 specialty foods, 30 wines, beers and specialty beverages.



Again, you must make a reservation & pay online in advance to attend this event due to limited capacity!

  • Park admission----Wednesday, Thursday, Friday----$44.99 per person (food & beverages sold separately)----Saturday & Sunday----$49.99 per person (food & beverages sold separately)
  • Bundle admission----Wednesday, Thursday, Friday----$68.99 (includes 5 menu items)----Saturday & Sunday----$73.99 (includes 5 menu items)
  • Bundle admission----Wednesday, Thursday, Friday----$92.99 (includes 10 menu items)----Saturday & Sunday----$97.99 (includes 10 menu items)
  • Waves of Honor----free admission for military members (available in limited number)
  • Active memberships---annual passes, fun cards, military pass holders----free
  • Parking is $25/car

*It is important to note that due to the limited capacity, active memberships, annual passes, fun cards, military pass holders and the Waves of Honor reservations are available in a limited amount as the park can only host 1000 guests.  If your date is sold out, please check back periodically as inventory availability may change. 


Busch Gardens has done a fantastic job putting safety measures in place for both employees and patrons.  You can learn more about their Covid-19 safety protocol below!


Learn more about Busch Gardens Williamsburg and their military discounted tickets & passes on MilitaryBridge.

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