Visitors flying in can get a tax or bus to James City, but for a more luxury and comfort option, GO Airport Shuttle and AirportShuttles.com are renowned for efficiency, reliability, comfort. They have air-conditioned vans, mini buses and sedans.
Hotels near Williamsburg
There are no onsite hotels at the theme park, but Courtyard Marriott Hotel, located a few minutes walk from the park is an upscale establishment with an outdoor and indoor pool. There’s a fitness center, free Internet access and parking. Days hotel is another deserving establishment near the park. It has an outdoor pool, free breakfast options, free Internet and parking. It is also in proximity to Water Country USA.
About Busch Gardens
The park was initially called Busch Gardens: The Old Country, which reflected a European Theme. The resort park was then called Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 1993 before later being renamed Busch Gardens Europe back in 2006. In 2008 it was once again renamed to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The park has an estimated 3.1 million visitors each year, which placed it among the top 20 most visited parks in America.
In addition to the European theme and its landscaping, Busch Gardens is renowned for its roller coasters, which include Apollo’s Chariot, Alpengeist and Griffon, which won number 4 for the best steel roller coaster in 2012 during the Golden Ticket Awards.
The theme park has a combination of Broadway-style shows and roller coasters. The park is divided into “countries,” each with its own style of music and food. Rides in each of the park’s sections are also themed to the specific country where its located in.
Attractions and Surroundings
Each year, attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg are a must do and see for anyone looking to enjoy the best of what Virginia has to offer. The excellent collection of World-class roller coasters make the park a leader in thrill rides. Be sure to get your adrenaline fix with Griffon, Loch Ness Monster or Alpengeist! Also make sure you check out KIDsiderate rides for kids. The unique shows can be very fun for families, including the latest music show London Rocks.
Busch Gardens Rides and shows
There’s always something for everyone in the family. Whether you enjoy a thrill roller coaster, a relaxed train ride through the park or a splash plunge from Pompeii’s ruins. Exceptional performances across the park form part of a family-friendly combination of numerous attractions that will every Busch Gardens trip worthwhile.
Across the entire park, even the youngest of visitors will enjoy thrilling rides and plenty fun which includes KIDsiderate areas such as Sesame Street Forest of Fun and Land of the Dragons.
Behind the Scene Tours
Enjoy some behind-the-scene tours and take a peek at some of your favorite coasters and shows, or meet some great animal ambassadors. There’s just so much to do it takes more than a day.