GIVEAWAY: 2 Free Busch Gardens Tickets

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    Kid Rides

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    Nice Small Water Park For Younger Kids

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    Charlie Enjoying The Water Park

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    Hang Gliding

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    Verbolten. New Roller Coaster. Awesome

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    Large Kids Play Area. Very Safe

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    Gotta Have A Merry-Go-Round

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    Halloween Festival Dinner Menu

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    Real Steam Engines!

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    I'm Too Old To Ride Things Like This

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    More Scares

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    Scariest Of All. Games Very Expensive!

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    Why Not A Butterfly?

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!  🙂

Good luck!


  1. I introduced my son to coasters three years ago and now he loves them. We’ve been to kings dominion many times and has been asking to go to Busch gardens to ride the big coasters there…this would be perfect for us.

  2. My favorite park is Islands of Adventure here in Florida. I live about 3 hours from Tampa and would love to visit Bush Gardens with the wife and little one; I’ve never been before.

  3. I loved Busch Gardens Williamsburg when I was a kid. Now we live in Florida and it’s time to take our two boys, aged 9 and 11, to Busch a Gardens Tampa. We’d love to have those tickets, Ed!

  4. I live 15 mins from Willamsburg but have never been to Bush Gardens but would love to check it out. I do not want a season pass nor pay for the daily pass so that may be the reason aside for traffic jams every weekend. thanks

  5. Haven’t been to Busch a Gardens in many years. Have trip planned to SW Florida in the spring; if I win these tickets we’ll be driving north to check it out again,

  6. Nothing like Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens – a little further than The Haunt at Kings Dominion but great fun if you wrap it up into a weekend combined with Colonial Williamsburg. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Hoping this offer turns out to be a serendipitous coincidence; I just booked a week in Williamsburg for some grandparent-grandkid time next March. We’d love to take the kiddos to Busch Gardens! I love the food there more than at any other park.

  8. Busch Gardens is a lot of fun. Not stressful like Disney. Cedar Point is still the best roller coaster park in the country.

  9. Beautiful park – I come not only for the rides but to enjoy the beautiful grounds – wish my yard could look half as nice

  10. I love Disneyland, but Busch Gardens is a close runner-up — it’s landscaping is beautiful, the rides are fun, and their special events, for holidays like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas, are great!

  11. I’m off to Busch Tampa next May — I have not been for about 25-years. My current fav park is Universal Orlando …

  12. I’ve never been there and would love to go. It is something just like this that could get my wife to go to someplace new and make a weekend trip of it.

  13. I went to Busch Gardens with a class trip a few years ago. The park was beautiful and the rides and shows were so much fun! I would love to experience it all again!

  14. We took the kids to Busch Gardens Williamsburg years ago. I would love to go back and experience it again. I am sure it has changed a lot!

  15. I would love these! My husband and I used to live near Tampa and we went all the time, now we are in the panhandle for school and we miss it. We’d love to take a trip home and go to Busch Gardens it’s been like 3 years!

  16. I am headed to central Florida in a few weeks for my mother-in-law’s 60th anniversary. They are too old to visit Busch Gardens, but my wife and I would love to take a day and recoup our younger years on some roller coaster rides!! Thanks for your consideration.

  17. My girlfriend and I have been planning to go to Tampa Busch Gardens for a year now and kept delaying it because we couldn’t afford it, being in college. We’re thrilled to go and would be even more thrilled if it’d be after winning these free tickets here!

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