We recently got back from a weekend day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It’s a trip we’ve folded into our annual plans the last couple years due to the Daily Getaways deals the past two years. I don’t necessarily think I would pay full-price for one day at Busch Gardens (around $80), especially given that annual passes can be had for not much more than that. But, the park is small enough to get everything done in one day, so Daily Getaways is a great fit for us.
There are plenty of activities for younger children that don’t involve waiting in long lines or spending extra money, like a water park and very large kids play area. There’s a healthy dose of roller coasters, including the new Verbolten which is pretty awesome. Our 8-year old Catherine loves Verbolten, even as it makes her mom want to wet her pants! Side note Mrs. Pizza, if Catherine repeats any of those words you used on Verbolten, you can’t blame me!
Surprisingly, there’s a reasonable amount of decent food, divided up into a few different cultural/ethnic zones in the park. I’m not talking world-renowned, but perfectly serviceable for amusement park standards.
Due to my elbow surgery, our trip to Busch Gardens got delayed and that meant we also couldn’t use 2 of the tickets we purchased. My loss here will be the gain of one lucky reader! The tickets are good for a one-day entry to both Busch Gardens in Tampa and Williamsburg. They expire May 15, 2015.
They CAN be used for the ongoing Halloween festival right now. We didn’t stay for the night-time festivities. If you’re wondering whether your kids (or yourself) can handle the scream factor, Deal Mommy may be able to answer some of those questions.
Leave a comment here between now and Friday, September 26th 2014 at 11:59pm. If you’ve been to Busch Gardens, let me know what you think. If not, tell me your favorite amusement park. Or both! 🙂