The selection of Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets, memberships, and vacation packages continues to change in both benefits and structure for the 2016 season. To help our readers decide which option is best for them, we have summarized all of them below. Please be sure to note that some offers expire this month and some are only available online. We hope this roll-up is useful.
There are currently a variety of single-day Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets available for sale. It is worth noting that unless you are interested in the All-Inclusive ticket, which looks like a great deal, the Fun Card gets you much more value for the same price. I have summarized them in this comparison chart below.
|BGW Single Day||Adult: $77
Child (3-9): $67
|Mar 20 – Oct 30||None||None|
|WCUSA Single Day||Adult: $52
Child (3-9): $45
|May 21 – Sep 5||None||None|
|BGW All-Inclusive||$99||Mar 20 – May 15||Parking, Quick Queue, Lunch, and Dinner||Online Only|
Fun Cards are a great deal for someone who wants to visit the parks all summer, but does not want to pay for an annual pass. They do not have the same benefits as the memberships, and they do not include Howl-O-Scream, but they do give you unlimited visits through Labor Day. Some people invest in one annual pass and purchase Fun Cards for the rest of the family.
I want to highlight that the limited time Two Park Fun Card costs the same as the BGW Fun Card, but includes WCUSA. It is a different ticket option, so you will not get the WCUSA add-on, if you select the normal Fun Card.
|BGW Fun Card||$77||Mar 20 – Sep 5||None|
|WCUSA Fun Card||$52||May 21 – Sep 5||None|
|Two Park Fun Card||$77||Mar 20 – Sep 5||Online Only
Offer Expires Mar 15
This year there are a wide variety of multiple park tickets and passes. Some only include the Virginia SeaWorld parks and others give guests access to Colonial Williamsburg, as well. The duration and number of visits vary.
I would also note that the Two Park Fun Card costs less than the Two Park Summer Flex ticket and allows you to visit the parks more often.
|Two Park Preschool Pass||Child (3-5): Free||Mar 20 – Sep 5||Unlimited visits to BGW & WCUSA||Offer expires May 31|
|Two Park Summer Flex Ticket||$87||May 20 – Sep 5||Visit either BGW or WCUSA for seven days||Online Only|
|Busch Garden and Colonial Williamsburg Spring Bounce Ticket||Adult: $99
Child (6-12): $79
Child (0-5): Free with paying adult
|Mar 20 – May 15||Unlimited visits to BGW and CW for seven consecutive days with free parking||Voucher must be redeemed at a BGW self-service ticket kiosk or at the CW Visitors Center|
|Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and Colonial Williamsburg Bounce Ticket||Adult: $138
Child (6-12): $113
Child (0-5): Free with paying adult
(Includes $10 online discount)
|Mar 20 – May 15||Unlimited visits to BGW, WCUSA, and CW for seven consecutive days with free parking||Voucher must be redeemed at a BGW self-service ticket kiosk or at the CW Visitors Center|
Park Memberships all provide unlimited visits for 12 months, excluding Christmas Town, which is a separately ticketed event for everyone. Unlike most of the ticket options above, these passes offer additional benefits like discounts and free parking. The perks can and do change, so I am basing the information in this table entirely on the data provided on the purchase page. Additional special events and offers can be found on the pass member site.
These passes can be purchased annually for full price, or members can use the EZpay system to pay monthly. Currently, the latter will lock in your annual rate for five years.
|Busch Gardens One Park Membership||$132
|Unlimited admission to BGW for 12 months (excluding Christmas Town)||
|Water Country USA One Park Membership||$132
|Unlimited admission to WCUSA for 12 months||
|Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA Two Park Membership||$180
|Unlimited admission to BGW and WCUSA for 12 months (excluding Christmas Town)||
|Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA Platinum Membership||$216
Must be redeemed at BGW or WCUSA
|Unlimited admission to BGW, WCUSA, Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island, Sesame Place, all three SeaWorld Parks (FL, TX, CA), and all three Aquatica Parks (Fl, TX, CA)||
In addition to tickets and memberships, the park also offers vacation packages. All four include accommodations at a variety of Williamsburg hotels and resorts. There are different benefits, depending on which tier you choose. The “Official Hotels” are part of the new partnership between BGW and Colonial Williamsburg, which we reported last month.
Spring Super Saver Package
Whole Lotta Williamsburg Package
Blast of Summer Fun Package
All of the packages above can be paired with any of the hotels below. They each include one of the tickets listed earlier in this post, bundled with additional benefits.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Official Hotels
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Preferred Hotels
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Partner Hotels