What's new at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Enjoy fall fun by day and fright by night at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Experience the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park with seven world-class roller coasters, animal interactions, festive shows and family-friendly activities.
Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns with a twisted new game and an evil host, beginning on Friday, September 9, 2022.
In this ghoulish game show, every guest is a contestant, led to their destiny by the master of scare-monies. Your fate awaits with five haunted houses, five terror-tories™, four sinister shows, two party zones and unsuspecting scares awaiting their victims at every turn.
Beyond the haunts, guests can take horror to new heights with nighttime rides on eight world-class coasters, including the all-new Pantheon. This year’s event takes screams to the extreme with three NEW haunted houses and three NEW terror-tories, complete with six menacing BOOze bars and bites to fuel the fear and tackle the night’s frights.
The scares and haunts of Howl-O-Scream® begin at 6:00 PM.
Parental discretion is advised after 6PM, as this event contains amplified scares that are not recommended for children.
A Sesame Street Halloween Event --Event included with park admission
Celebrate not-too-spooky family fun during the day at The Count’s Spooktacular, on Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 24 - Oct. 30, in the Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ in Busch Gardens®.
Kids (under the age of nine) are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the entire park, dance parties, a festive hay maze and costume parade alongside their favorite Sesame Street friends. New themes every weekend, unique activities and special photo opportunities offer a different experience with every visit.
DarKoaster - Launching 2023
World’s First All-Indoor Straddle Coaster
King Ludwig’s abandoned fortress resurfaces as strange weather patterns have been recorded near the cursed castle grounds. Only the bravest souls will embark on snowmobiles in this dark expedition to discover the mysterious phenomenon. A supernatural force is imminent as explorers discover that they are evading more than just a raging storm.
Escape the storm on the ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, the world’s first all-indoor straddle coaster, launching in 2023 at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Traveling on snowmobiles across 2,454 feet of track, daring explorers race through total darkness while changing course to avoid the elements. As the weather strikes, riders encounter four accelerating launches on this family-friendly dark ride experience.
Busch Gardens® Williamsburg Military Discount Program
Busch Gardens® Williamsburg offers several ways for military members and their families to save.
- Military Pass: Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA have just announced their 2023 Military Pass offer and it's pretty awesome! Active-Duty Military and their families can enjoy unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA plus general parking through January 1, 2024. The best part, when you buy now, get their 2022 seasonal thrills (Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town) FREE. Learn more
- Plus, deals for single day tickets for active & veterans. Learn more
About Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 100 acres of family fun. Home to top-rated roller coasters, more than 50 rides and attractions, live stage shows, monthly special events and delicious culinary experiences. Busch Gardens has been voted the World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park every year since 1990.
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